How might your life be better with less? (Minimalism: 1)

What the hell is minimalism? Minimalism is the thing that gets us pass the things, so we can make room for life’s most important thing which actually aren’t things at all.

Joshua Fields Millburn

Minimalism is a tool that can assist you in finding freedom. Freedom from fear. Freedom from worry. Freedom from overwhelm. Freedom from guilt. Freedom from depression. Freedom from the trappings of the consumer culture we’ve built our lives around. Real freedom.

The Minimalist

I thought today may be a great time to introduce Minimalism into my blog. Minimalism found me in 2015. Literally. I didn’t go looking for it, but after a divorce from a marriage of 16 years, being $35,500 debt, and being at the lowest of lows – I was forced to relook at my life. More on that on post 2. For now watch these two movies or go research this lifestyle if your soul is saying there is more to life then just things. I realize you may not have Netflix, but possibly you have a friend who might?

From Netflix: MINIMALISM, A documentary about the important things

People dedicated to rejecting the American ideal that things bring happiness are interviewed in this documentary showing the virtues of less is more.

From Netflix: The Minimalist, Less Is Now

They’ve built a movement out of minimalism. Longtime friends Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus share how it’s never too late to start over with less, and why simplifying can lead us to more fulfilling lives.

After watching these, if you’re up to take the Less Is Now 30 day challenge – let me know in the comments. Start whenever feels right for you.

Day 1 – get rid of 1 item

Day 2 – get rid of 2 items

Day 3 – get rid of 3 items

And so on for 30 days

After 30 days create a blog post on your experience with some of the items you got rid of and how you now feel. Even if you can only get rid of 1 item per day, then please partake.

Looking forward to sharing more on Minimalism in future posts!



16 thoughts on “How might your life be better with less? (Minimalism: 1)

  1. I cannot stand clutter and I live in a very small house so it takes very little for it to feel cluttered. I try to keep it at a minimum by never buying something new without throwing out something old. I would love to try the thirty day challenge. BTW – Does it have to be my stuff? 🙄

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  2. Dwight, I needed this so thank you. Very timely and relative post to me. While I sometimes fear letting go of things because I feel like they hold memories for me, I think it’s time…I will try to watch the movie on Netflix (kids have it so I’ll try to use their password) and begin….I may need a hand to hold occasionally if you don’t mind helping. Please keep the posts coming!

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