What is Minimalism?

What is Minimalism?

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01:31 - What is Minimalism?

"Getting the most out of life with less"

A tool to rid yourself of life's excess in favor of focusing on what's more important so you can find happiness and fulfillment.

01:50 - Who are "The Minimalists"?

Two guys in their late twenties / early thirties (Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus) who had six figure jobs and felt that they were not getting the most out of life. They were not happy. They had the nice cars, house and high fashion but in the end they still felt a void and tried to fill it with stuff.

They stumbled upon other people choosing minimalism as a way of decluttering. They blogged about their experiences and started a website called the minimalists and talked about how they shifted from their six figure jobs to a simpler life and become happier in the process.

05:16 -Decluttering challenge:

30 day challenge - Day 1, remove 1 item. Day 2, remove 2 items and on day 30 you remove 30 pieces.

The ideas is to help build up the confidence in decluttering.

06:01 - KonMari Method

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

www.amazon.ca/The-Life-Changing-…ca-skim1x178392-20

11:22 - Digital declutter

Document the physical things you need by taking pics or recording it and get rid of pieces of paper that you don't need ex. instruction manuals can be found online and you are keeping it just in case

15:24 - Can you have an abundance in certain categories of items?

A lifestyle of minimalism can only be defined by the individual. There is no cookie cutter template or guidelines. You can have abundance should not go into excess. How excess is defined is up to the minimalist.

21:44 - Purging old friends on social media

34:13 - Where are my clothes going if i donate them? Are they really helping?

References:

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (www.amazon.ca/The-Life-Changing-…ca-skim1x178392-20)

www.theminimalists.com/minimalism/

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Gorqroig…&feature=youtu.be

www.forbes.com/sites/deborahwein…ver/#4d76917f4c1a

www.theminimalists.com/benefits/

www.goldmansachs.com/our-thinking/p…s/millennials/

www.fastcompany.com/1842581/why-mil…-want-buy-stuff

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