Hi there! This week we reflect on minimalism and essentialism and realize that we are more essentialist than minimalist.
It’s been two years since Trevor and I became Minimalists and, we’re happy to say, we’ve learned a number of things. The experience wasn’t always easy, or enjoyable, but we have arrived at a much improved and happier state of living.
Hey everyone! Today’s topic is something I didn’t know was a thing until a couple weeks ago. I was checking out content similar to ours on YouTube and found several videos promoting polarizing opinions by comparing Minimalism and Materialism and suggesting that one is superior than the other in the video titles. This absolutely frustrates me as, for starters, polarizing media disgusts me. The short of it is: no way of living is superior to the other, or will guarantee…
As I write this, it’s the last day of 2016, and that means its time to ready to start 2017 fresh. For me and hopefully many of you(anytime in the future), this means reducing your digital footprint online and deleting old unused accounts.
We’ve been talking about a little thing called Minimalism for over a year now, but we’ve never really addressed how and why we became Minimalists in the first place. Today we’re solving that mystery by sharing the tale with you.
When I tell people I’m a Minimalist, they tend to assume I don’t have anything to sit on in my house and that it’s stark and sterile. While I don’t really have comfortable things to sit on, I do have a couch and chairs. I also decorate my home, to the surprise of some, seasonally. While my definition of decorating seasonally may differ from the techniques of many, I do still like to celebrate the changing of the seasons.
Have you ever realized how much stuff your stuff needs?
How much time do you spend in front of your TV?
One of the first comments I hear when I tell people that Trevor and I have donated more things, and that we’ve almost got the amount of stuff we own to our goal, the first thing I hear is something along the lines of “pretty soon you won’t have anything left!” I’m not sure where the idea of filling a home with stuff came from, but I wanted to talk about this subject for those of you that are struggling…
A tool that we regularly use to keep our heads and our wallets in line, delayed gratification in an excellent resource for Minimalists and non-minimalists alike. Simple and easy to use, delayed gratification can be used in several ways to improve your life.