Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of everything that distracts us from it. It requires a conscious decision because it is a countercultural lifestyle that stands against the culture of overconsumption that surrounds us.
The world we live in is not friendly to the pursuit of minimalism. Its tendencies and relentless advertising campaigns call us to acquire more, better, faster, and newer. The journey of finding simplicity requires consistent inspiration.
For that reason, I hope you will make an effort this weekend to find a quiet moment with a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy some of these hand-picked articles to encourage more simplicity in your life.
This is What Happens When You Get Rid of 75% of Your Stuff | Market Watch by Alessandra Malito. “I was spending a lot of money on my idealized version of myself.”
An Essential Budget Query: Is This Spending Aligned With My Values? | New York Times by Carl Richards. When you find places that your spending could be better invested in other values, make the change.
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