Minimalism

A curated mix of articles on minimalism.

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Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017

A guide to running a minimalist business

If you only keep what is useful or what makes you happy in your business then what you’re left with you should leave you better off—in terms of revenue AND quality of life. Removing what doesn’t serve your business or make you happy just seems like a good idea (even if you think minimalism is bonkers).

Monday, May 1, 2017

Minimalism: another boring product wealthy people can buy

Minimalism is just another form of conspicuous consumption, a way of saying to the world: ‘Look at me! Look at all of the things I have refused to buy!’

Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016

On Digital Minimalism

To be a digital minimalist, in other words, means you accept the idea that new communication technologies have the potential to massively improve your life, but also recognize that realizing this potential is hard work.

Friday, Nov 18, 2016

The Oppressive Gospel of 'Minimalism'

We misinterpret material renunciation, austere aesthetics and blank, emptied spaces as symbols of capitalist absolution, when these trends really just provide us with further ways to serve our impulse to consume more, not less.

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016

Dealing with I-might-need-it-some-day thoughts

If your thoughts while uncluttering often include the phrase, “I might need it some day,” it might be time to defeat this nefarious excuse, and finally let go of things you don’t need.

Monday, Jul 11, 2016

How Little Can You Own and Still Be Really Happy?

But what if you just stopped wanting things? You might find yourself living a life that’s much richer in experiences and closer to happiness. How to get there? Try minimalism.

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016

How Minimalism Brought Me Freedom and Joy

A lot of people get minimalism confused. It’s not necessarily a good way to live. Or a free way to live for many people. It’s just the way I like to live. I like to be a wanderer. Without knowing where I am going to end up. To explore with no goal. To love without expectation.

Friday, Mar 4, 2016

Why I don't want stuff

About once a month, someone asks for my mailing address because they want to send me something. They liked something I wrote, and want to send me a gift in return. I’m very thankful, but have to say no. Here’s why.

Monday, Jan 18, 2016

Rules for Getting Organized & Decluttered

I know in my life, going from being overwhelmed with clutter to minimalism was a slow but rewarding journey, and now I feel happy every time I look around and see the lovely space around me. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, I’m here to testify that it’s not impossible, and it just takes some small steps that add up over time.

Friday, Dec 4, 2015

How to Want Very Little

Imagine a life where we could enjoy simple, free pleasures like going for a walk in nature, meditating, reading a book, writing. By buying less we’d have less debt, less clutter, less to take care of. We’d need smaller houses, less storage. Perhaps we could even work less to support all this buying, unless the work were something we loved to do.

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015

Minimalism - An Elevator Pitch

Minimalism is a lifestyle that helps people question what things add value to their lives. By clearing the clutter from life’s path, we can all make room for the most important aspects of life: health, relationships, passion, growth, and contribution.