In my journal entry at the beginning of the year I mentioned a personal goal I wanted to work towards in 2016, 'to live with less'. Four simple words, but no easy feat! However, during January I started that process, and quickly realised that making a shift toward living a more minimal lifestyle isn't a change that would magically happen overnight. Instead, it would take time, just as forming regular exercise habits take time to become part of a daily routine.
A source of inspiration over the past three months has been Essential: Essays by The Minimalists. I've been reading it on my Kindle and it's well worth purchasing. In small, bite sized articles, both Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus take you on a short journey through minimalist lifestyle philosophy and where it all sits within the context of our multi-faceted daily lives.
Here's hoping their new documentary will be available online for worldwide viewing soon. The trailer for their new film looks really interesting, it immediately struck a chord with me. Particularly in terms of our seemingly normal compulsion to consume. Seeing this may even pique your interest to consider shedding some of the 'stuff' holding you back.
To read more, go to The Minimalists.com