Just under a year ago I came across a blog called Becoming Minimalist when I was doing some research on: what Christmas means to me and how I want it to evolve in our family. (I wanted to actively move away from consumerism and materialism). I have always felt that I don’t want to blindly follow society without questioning if it’s right for me and our family. The ideas and message in the Becoming Minimalist blog really spoke to me. In the months since, I’ve learned more and more about this subject, through reading books, websites and blogs.
I’m aware that ‘minimalism’ could be the next fad, but there’s no doubt that it has had a positive impact on my life so far. For me the whole philosophy is about valuing experiences and people over things.
Early on I shared what I was reading with my husband and he instantly felt that it reflected his values and desires too (luckily). The theme of minimalism and simplicity now permeates every part of our life, everything is easier and guess what?…..simpler.
Books I have read and recommend on the subject:
Clutterfree with Kids, Joshua Becker
Simplicity, Joshua Becker
The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide, Francine Jay
Websites I recommend:
Simple Life Together
The change that has had the biggest impact on me so far:
I hope all this sparks your interest like it did mine, and you find joy, fun and fulfilment in your journey too!