Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.
Living with less creates space for more: more time, more peace, and more joy.
At the heart of minimalism is the realization that our possessions often distract us from meaning and happiness. Minimalism is about freeing ourselves from the weight of unnecessary possessions and experiencing the freedom that comes from living lightly.
Every other week, I gather articles that inspire and motivate us to lead simpler lives. The goal is to equip everyone with the courage to let go and the determination to live with less.
So I encourage everyone to take a quiet moment this weekend with a hot cup of coffee or tea to enjoy these articles and reflect on their message.
5 Things I’ve Learned in 5 Years of Living as a Minimalist | Rich in What Matters by Julia Ubbenga. I let go of 75% of my possessions and stopped buying more because I realized I didn’t need more. The lightness I felt was immediate.
Say Goodbye to These 9 Things if You Want to Live a Simpler and More Minimalist Life | Hack Spirit by Amy Reed. Think the minimalist life is just what you need? Check out these 9 things you need to say goodbye to if you want to live a simpler and more minimalist life.
How I Get Things Done | Zen Habits by Leo Babauta. Being productive just for the sake of being productive, or because it’s a “good thing to do,” feels like it’s missing the point. It turns us into machines that just churning things out meaninglessly, and this leads to burnout and a feeling of pointlessness.
The Magic Link Between Minimalism and Money | Simple Money by Jennifer Hayes. Let’s delve into the intertwined relationship between minimalism and money, and how adopting a minimalist approach can be a game changer for your finances.
8 Things You Own Way Too Many Of – And Why You Must Get Rid of Them | Homes and Gardens by Chiana Dickson. These eight collections are the source of most tedious household clutter, experts say.
Recently Released Inspiring Videos
A Season of Excess | YouTube by Joshua Becker. Halloween marks the beginning of the longest season of excess: Halloween is followed by Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas, followed by New Year’s Eve. No wonder everybody decides on January 1st they need to make changes.
12 Practical Tips to Turn Your Partner into More of a Minimalist | YouTube by Joshua Becker. One of the questions I am most asked is, “How do I get my spouse to embrace minimalism?” Here’s a list of ideas to help you navigate this difficult but common terrain.