The Minimalists

Compulsive consumption, uncontrollable lusting and a perceived lack of money. Many would argue that is an accurate description of todays world. Luckily for me, I’ve recently discovered an antidote, a source of contentment, which I HAVE to share.

The Minimalists, a pairing of Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus, have shared their journey from corporate warriors to minimalists, via their blog, books, podcast and recently released documentary.

A focus on personal growth and uncompromising values has earned their blog 4 million monthly readers from across the world.

The Minimalists are offering a balanced and healthy alternative lifestyle to the one a majority of us believe is our only option; one that says you are winning at life if you work 40 hours a week and spend ALL of your money, if not MORE, just to repeat the process. BUT that’s okay because you own the latest iPhone and have a wardrobe full of expensive clothes you don’t wear. But is it really okay?

“Minimalism is a tool we use to get rid of the excess stuff in our lives to make room for the essentials. Minimalism allows us to focus on what’s important in life—health, relationships, passion, growth, and contribution—so we can find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom”.

Many of you will dismiss minimalism as too extreme, without realising you don’t have to be a devout minimalist to benefit from minimal methods. You will find it difficult to look past the act of decluttering, even though it’s a process, not a direct benefit of minimalism.

Less work. More time. Better relationships. Better health. More creative. Financial freedom. These are the achievable benefits of minimalism. Sounds great, doesn’t it?

Why not check out more of what they have to say over here?

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