A Simple Approach to Living With Less

Experiments in Simplicity

You can only read so much about minimalism, simplicity, and living with less. At some point, you just have to jump in and try it.

I’m guilty of being an over thinker sometimes. When I’m faced with something new I like to examine it from every angle. The problem with this approach is that it’s too easy to talk myself out of trying before I even have a chance to get started.

For Toe-Dippers and Jumpers

The new approach I’ve adopted works well for people who like to take things a little bit at a time and for those that like to jump into something new with full force.

Experiment. Just try it and see how it goes. It’s up to you to decide how big or little of a change you experiment with.

If you’re dying to minimize your clutter or take back your over scheduled life, try some experiments and see how they go.

The great thing about experimenting is that you don’t have to have everything figured out at the start. You don’t have to commit to a life change or convince anyone about anything. It’s just taking baby steps and seeing where they can take you. [Continue reading]

Article originally published on 10/24/2011

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