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An Introduction to Minimalism from 3 Great Writers

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A few weeks ago, I shared how embracing minimalism and simplicity has added peace and calm to my life…

But I realized that though I live and breathe minimalism (seriously, my sister asked me the other day: “What are you reading now? Let me guess. Something about minimalism!”)…

There may be those of you to whom this is a foreign concept.

So rather than try to explain it in more detail, I thought I’d lead you straight to the source.

These are the writers who introduced me to living simply in an intentional way as I moved past my “accidental minimalism”.

Take a look at these articles. I’m willing to bet you’ll be drawn in to the rest of their sites!

Our 21 Day Journey Into Minimalism

By The Minimalists: Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus

The Minimalists’ blog was the first source I found when I began to see if there were other people out there like me. This page is incredible thorough, not only giving you a bite-sized version of the story that led them to pursue minimalism, but guiding you through 21 days of exactly how they began to put that into practice.

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10 Reasons to Escape Excessive Consumerism

By Joshua Becker

I love Becker’s blog Becoming Minimalist because he has a wife and two children, and is able to speak about living minimally with a family. He has a great story about the wake-up call he had cleaning out his garage while his son played alone outside. A great reminder for all of us who wish we “had more time” with family: often, you do. You just need to seize it.

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My Story

By Allie Casazza

Later, when I made the transition to motherhood and staying at home with Little Monster, I felt lost again. I didn’t know how to stay on top of my responsibilities, how to plan my days, and I felt utterly overwhelmed. Reading Allie’s story and following her blog gave me the kick in the pants I needed to continue to pursue simplicity with my family. And by pursuing simplicity, I really mean pursuing a purposeful and joy-filled life!

If you are an overwhelmed mama, I cannot recommend checking out her blog enough. Allie has course you can take to lead you through this lifestyle thing, if that is your thing. If not, simply reading a few articles and implementing her ideas will give you some more breathing room in your day. I promise.

I hope you enjoy this introduction to minimalism, courtesy of the three writers who helped me along my own journey.

This week I would love to know: if you had a half hour to yourself to declutter anything in your house/life, what would it be?

I’ll see you Friday for another Weekend Whimsy!

One comment

  1. Anna says:

    I would really like to declutter our office. Paper clutter is my least favorite and I feel it adds up quickly. Also I would like to get it more organized and finally get rid of “projects” that I was going to get to.

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