Simple Living

Simple Living and Minimalism

  • 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 2018-06-22
    22 hours ago
  • 21 Simple Things to Try When You are Bored (instead of surfing the internet)
    Do you surf the internet when you are bored? Do we still say surfing the internet? No matter what we call it, we still surf the internet. Usually when we are bored or tired. Sometimes we surf because we are “looking for something” or need to “check something” but it… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2018-06-20
    3 days ago
  • What I’ve Learned From Not Buying Anything For the Past 6 Months
    Note: This is a guest post by Britt from Tiny Ambitions. It’s weird to think I’m already six months into my year-long shopping ban, which means I’ve spent the last six months not buying anything other than the essentials: rent, food, and toiletries. Is that radical? Some people… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-06-19
    4 days ago
  • How to Handle Sentimental Clutter
    Many people, when they first hear about minimalism, or as they begin their own personal journey towards it, typically run into this question: What do I do with the sentimental things I’ve collected over the years? It is a question I am asked often. And an important one. Here… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-06-16
    1 week ago
  • How to Pack (my best minimalist packing tips and resources)
    The one thing that stresses people out about traveling is packing. I used to be one of those people. I eased my stress about packing by bringing everything with me. I was a chronic over-packer. And, if the situation ever came up where I had packed everything and I still… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2018-06-12
    2 weeks ago
  • Minimalism. It’s About More Than Clutter.
    Note: This is a guest post by Emma Scheib of Simple Slow & Lovely. Embarking on a decluttering and minimizing endeavor can be difficult. In fact, it can be downright scary at times. This is because minimalism isn’t just about your stuff—it’s also about your why. Why you accumulated… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-06-11
    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 2018-06-09
    2 weeks ago
  • Why It’s Important To Work Hard
    There are some people who choose minimalism as a means to escape work. While I understand the appeal, I am not one of them. I enjoy work. I find happiness and joy in it. And I believe, without a doubt in my mind, those who feel the most fulfilled… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-06-06
    3 weeks ago
  • A Simple Life is Messy Too (we can’t simplify our way into a perfect life)
    I’ve been sick for a week. It’s just a cold but I’m frustrated that I don’t feel well, that I don’t want to do things, or make things, and that I don’t have the energy I usually do. Feeling like this reminds me about what simplicity can’t do for us.… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2018-06-05
    3 weeks ago
  • How To Get a Simplify Subscription For Free
    One year ago, I launched Simplify Magazine, the digital magazine for people who want to live a more purpose-focused, meaningful life. Today… Our newest issue, “Technology,” has been released. As you might guess, this new issue is all about technology—namely, how to use it without letting it distract, distress,… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-06-01
    3 weeks ago
  • Closet Detox: 10 Steps to End Closet Chaos (+ what you must give up to be free)
    When I decided to eliminate as much stress from my life as possible in 2006, I had no idea that the clothes in my closet were stressful. I knew there was stress in my diet, in the way I managed money (not well) and that stress was in my schedule… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2018-05-31
    3 weeks ago
  • Ten Ways Minimalism Will Improve Your Life (Or: My Experience With Ten Years of Living It).
    On this day, ten years ago, I was introduced to minimalism. Almost immediately, I made a decision that changed my life dramatically: I decided to own fewer things in my home and life. As I think about that decision now, ten years later, I realize that decision has only… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-05-29
    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 2018-05-26
    4 weeks ago
  • Inheritance: It’s More than You Think
    I was recently asked, “How does your view of passing on an inheritance factor in your minimizing?” I responded with a quote from Peter Strople I’ve never forgotten: Legacy is not leaving something for people. It’s leaving something in people. The inheritance we pass on to our children is more than… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-05-24
    1 month ago
  • Little Happiness Boosts (when your heart needs a lift)
    If only we could put happiness in a bottle and access it when we are feeling down. I’m learning that feeling happy is not only dependent on what’s happening around us, but on what’s happening on the inside too. I don’t know the secret to happiness or how to feel… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2018-05-22
    1 month ago

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