Simple Living

Simple Living and Minimalism

  • How to Let Go of 3 Fears that are Holding You Back Every Day
    Fear isn’t always a bad thing. Some fears hold us back in a positive way. For instance, if you are hiking and see a furry spider on the trail, when fear says, “don’t touch that,” it’s helpful (yes, this happened to me but fear didn’t say, “don’t touch that” fear… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2018-08-15
    12 hours ago
  • How to Do More Single-Tasking
    You may think you are a good multi-tasker, but science is showing that even if you are better at it than average, multi-taskers are more likely to be stressed than their single-tasking friends. Besides, none of us are actually very good at it. Our brains are not designed to do more… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-08-14
    2 days ago
  • 12 Reasons I Like Owning Less
    There are many reasons people live a minimalist life. Sometimes it is forced upon them: a low wage, a lost job, or a broken relationship. Others embrace the lifestyle reluctantly, for any number of reasons. But that is not my story. My story is that I intentionally chose to… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-08-10
    6 days ago
  • How to Simplify Your Life: gifts, downsizing, wardrobe, work and other good stuff
    We are each in different stages of life and simplifying looks different depending on life stages and lifestyles. Finding your own way is the best way, but that doesn’t mean you have to do it alone. I offered to answer your simplicity questions from Instagram and Facebook. The most common… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2018-08-08
    1 week ago
  • How to Declutter Large, Overwhelming Spaces
    When people ask for advice on how to begin their journey toward minimalism, I always offer the same approach: move through the rooms in your home easiest to hardest, starting with the most lived-in spaces. That approach forms the foundation for the Uncluttered Course and my new book, The Minimalist Home. After completing… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-08-06
    1 week 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 2018-08-04
    2 weeks ago
  • The Calm of Everything as it Should Be
    Note: This is a guest post from Lisa Avellan of Simple and Soul. There is nothing quite like the calm of everything as it should be. It’s something I’m more familiar with now that life is simpler, but still the calm never gets old. The calm comes when the beds… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-08-02
    2 weeks ago
  • Journaling Prompts to Relieve Stress: 10 for Morning + 10 for Evening
    The stress we carry can feel heavier first thing in the morning and just before we fall asleep. During the day, stress may weigh on us but there is plenty of distraction; work, family, appointments, to-do lists, our digital devices and other daily bits and pieces can keep us just… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2018-07-30
    2 weeks ago
  • What We’re Accomplishing Through The Hope Effect
    In a few short months, we’ll celebrate the three-year anniversary of The Hope Effect—the nonprofit organization we launched in November 2015 with the help of the Becoming Minimalist community. The Hope Effect’s mission is to change how the world cares for orphans. My wife Kim and I, along with… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-07-30
    2 weeks ago
  • 7 Helpful Ideas to Declutter on a Busy Schedule
    For every minute spent minimizing possessions, an hour is earned. People live busy lives—sometimes by choice, sometimes by circumstance. Nevertheless, it is a reality of the world we live in. As a result, there are many who wish to minimize their possessions, but can’t find the margin to do… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-07-26
    3 weeks ago
  • 33 Little Lessons from Minimalist Fashion Challenge Project 333
    I’ve been dressing with 33 items or less every 3 months for the last 8 years. Minimalist fashion challenge Project 333 started as a 3-month challenge to dress with 33 items or less. It made such a positive difference in my life that I never stopped. Below are 33 little… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2018-07-25
    3 weeks ago
  • Becoming Minimalist: Should You Donate Or Sell Your Unneeded Possessions?
    Almost everybody, at one point or another on their journey to become minimalist, ask themselves a difficult question: What should I do with all the excess possessions I am removing from my home and life? Should I sell them or donate them? While each person will ultimately make that… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-07-23
    3 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 2018-07-21
    4 weeks ago
  • Heart Calling: a wake-up call for the real you
    You are not your past. You are not who people think you are supposed to be. You are not your bank account. You are not your relationships. You aren’t what you ate or drank last night. You aren’t your bad behavior. You aren’t your good behavior either. You are not… ... read more
    Source: Be More With Less Published on 2018-07-18
    4 weeks ago
  • How to Know When You’re Done Minimizing
    Minimalism is the pursuit of owning less. Physical possessions do not bring lasting joy into our lives. But even worse, physical possessions often become a distraction from a more joyful, purposeful, and focused life. It is one thing to admit that possessions don’t equal happiness… it is something else… ... read more
    Source: Becoming Minimalist Published on 2018-07-17
    4 weeks ago

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