Simple Living

Simple Living and Minimalism

  • Finding a New Voice
    Recently, I heard the story of Julie Andrews losing her singing voice after a botched throat surgery. For those of you not familiar, Julie Andrews grew up very poor in London. But she gained great renown in Great Britain and throughout the world because of her singing and stage… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-10-15
    6 hours ago
  • A Case for Simplifying Slowly
    It took me years to declutter and downsize, pay off debt and start saving and giving, and even longer to leave my job and grow a business doing work I truly love. There were other things I did to live a healthier, simpler life, but none of them happened overnight.… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2018-10-15
    8 hours ago
  • Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.
    Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of anything 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… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-10-13
    2 days ago
  • How to Declutter Your Life (the very best place to start)
    The most popular question about decluttering or simplifying is, “What’s the best way to start?” The next most popular question is, “How long will it take?” These are the questions we want answers to about everything we do, especially when starting something new. What’s the best way to … declutter… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2018-10-09
    6 days ago
  • How to Craft A Life You Don’t Need to Escape From
    There is a quote from Seth Godin I love to post in the Becoming Minimalist Facebook group. It goes like this: Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from. The quote is appreciated by most people… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-10-09
    6 days ago
  • Permission to Enjoy Goodness and Beauty Anytime You Want
    Today, I just wanted to get some flowers into your day. Sometimes we need a break to simply look at something beautiful and remember that beauty and goodness is always happening. Sometimes we need a reminder to pause and notice beauty and goodness, especially when we are caught up… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2018-10-03
    2 weeks ago
  • Introducing Simple Money Magazine
    Simple Money Magazine is a quarterly, digital publication full of practical financial advice for the modern family. It is designed specifically to help you handle your money more effectively and intentionally. It is a special project I have been working on with one of the world’s best bloggers focused… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-10-01
    2 weeks ago
  • Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.
    Never underestimate the importance of removing stuff you don’t need. Encouragement provides us with motivation to persevere. It invites us to dream dreams of significance for our lives. And it begs us to work diligently with optimism and promise. Overcoming the pull of consumerism is a difficult challenge regardless of… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-09-29
    2 weeks ago
  • Dress with Less for a Life of More (of the good stuff) with Project 333
    When you hear about Minimalist Fashion Challenge Project 333, the first thing you might think about is what you are giving up. Dressing with 33 items or less might sound daunting. Maybe you think, “Why would give up my clothes, jewelry, accessories and shoes?” or “Why would I give up… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2018-09-26
    3 weeks ago
  • Simplicity Superpowers: The Life-Changing Powers You Acquire by Living with Less
    There are some pretty awesome things (that aren’t really things) that come along with living with less stuff, busyness, stress and debt. You can expect to enjoy more space in your home, time in your day and more peace of mind. For those reasons alone, I recommend getting started or… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2018-09-19
    4 weeks ago
  • Dream Bigger Dreams Than Minimalism
    Being a minimalist is not my greatest goal in life. It is not my greatest obsession. I dream much bigger dreams for my life. I am passionate about my soul, my wife, my kids, my friends, solving problems, and influencing others for good. I want to live a significant life… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-09-18
    4 weeks ago
  • Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.
    Fill your life with stories to tell, not stuff to show. The simplicity/minimalism movement is a beautiful community. And I enjoy any opportunity to promote writing that encourages people to live more by owning less. So fix yourself a nice warm cup of coffee or tea. Find a quiet… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-09-15
    1 month ago
  • The Invitation of Minimalism
    The world shouts consumerism and consumption from every rooftop, billboard, and television. Minimalism quietly invites us to intentionality. The world tells us to buy more. Minimalism invites us to pursue less. The world attempts to “impress” more. Minimalism invites us to “live” more. Minimalism is, in many ways, an… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-09-12
    1 month ago
  • Spend Less Time on Your Phone with These 8 Little Tricks
    If you can’t stop looking at your phone, you are not alone. On average, we are spending five hours a day on our mobile devices. That’s more than a full day a week! We tend to underestimate our usage too. I don’t want to look back in ten years reflecting… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2018-09-11
    1 month ago
  • How to Quit Anything Without Feeling Like a Failure
    My 90 days of discipline ended 45 days early. It didn’t work. I quit. We often resist quitting or giving up because we perceive it as a failure, but quitting felt good. I considered toughing it out, but I couldn’t find a reason to keep going. For a quick recap, I… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2018-09-05
    1 month ago

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