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.
46 Ways to Give Experiences Instead of Stuff This Year | Wellness Mama by Katie Wellness Mama. We have and consume twice as many material goods than we collectively did 50 years ago, but statistically we are much less happy.
Why I’m buying nothing for a year—no clothes, no holidays, no coffee | The Guardian by Michelle McGagh. I’m hoping the next year will teach me a thing or two about just how little I need to live on, help me save more and open my eyes to the wonderful free events that happen right under my nose.