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!

Peace,

Dwight

16 responses to “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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    1. Awesome, Anne!! This is so exciting and I wouldn’t advise giving away hubby’s stuff… that’s all I’m saying. 😁

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      1. Darn – he has enough tools to keep me on track for years😔

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  2. So true, Dwight. I think so much more clearly…I feel calmer and more centered…less definitely creates more. Great post!!

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  3. 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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    1. Excellent, Janie! Welcome aboard😊

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  4. I will definitely look into your Netflix suggestions Dwight! 😃 With me having a plan/goal is what I need to keep that drive going! Happy New Year to you!!

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  5. This sounds fascinating and I’m going to look into it more. I think it would really be of huge benefit to me and my life right now. I’m assuming it doesn’t include people? 😉

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  7. I’ve been a minimalist since 2017 and it seriously has been life changing. i wouldn’t consider myself an extremist of it but I have let go of so many unnecessary things and i’m happier for it.

    if you care to check out more about this topic. i write about it a lot on my blog.

    B | http://www.mindbeautysimplicity.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank B for reading and the comment! It’s definitely hard to describe the peace it brings with less being more. I’ll head over to your blog.

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  9. Just caught up on this, it’s really got me thinking. I had an under the bed clear out this weekend and listed everything on a zero waste group. Felt so much better. Going to review other areas too now ♡

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  11. Minimalism means no fuss. That’s all!

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