A Simple Approach to Living With Less

Too Many Choices Stress Us Out

Do you ever feel torn between two choices? Sometimes we’re worried that we might make a bad choice instead of a good one. Other times we struggle to choose between a good choice a better choice.

The process of choosing is often more stressful that dealing with the outcome.

Minimalism is my Diet

I read three interesting posts this week that had me thinking about my motivation for minimalism. Jenny’s post on Minimalism and the Need for Control, Rachel’s post about two four little words: Debt and Diet, and Joshua’s post on the continued pursuit of becoming minimalist. As I reflected on both these posts, I thought about minimalism and what it means to me. This post is not about eating or how to have a healthy minimalist diet. (In fact, I had fun with the irony of the pizza at the top of a “diet” post). If you’d like help with that, Jurino has some really neat posts about it. This post is about the correlation between healthy eating habits and the healthy life choices that minimalism has shown me.

Forget Minimalism: When Less is Not More

Sometimes I get tired of thinking about all the things I need to get rid of in my life. It’s a continual battle to evaluate the clutter that makes its way back into the house. I often wonder where it comes from and I admit that it isn’t always fun to keep dealing with it. Minimalism can bring great freedom, but sometimes having less is not a positive thing at all.

In Search of More Time

For me, the most important benefit born out of minimalism is TIME. Less time spent on the things that aren’t important and more time for the things that really matter. Less of this: Less things to clean Less clutter to put away Less running around to children’s activities Less shopping Less fussing at the kids […]

Stuff is Not Important

I watched this video clip today and was struck by one of the evacuee’s statements: “You learn what is valuable in life, and it isn’t the stuff,” she said. Fire. Disaster. Hurricanes. Sickness. Chaos and devastation surround us. It’s during times like this that we are reminded how little value our possessions hold and true […]