Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.


Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of anything that distracts us from it. It requires a conscious decision because it is a countercultural lifestyle that stands against the culture of overconsumption that surrounds us.

The world we live in is not friendly to the pursuit of minimalism. Its tendencies and relentless advertising campaigns call us to acquire more, better, faster, and newer. The journey of finding simplicity requires consistent inspiration.

For that reason, I hope you will make an effort this weekend to find a quiet moment with a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy some of these hand-picked articles to encourage more simplicity in your life.

The Art of Slow Living: 5 Ways Slow Living Can Improve Your Life | The Remote Lifestyle Guide by Kate Jacobsen. Slow living allows us to step away from the hustle, slow down, and create a life that aligned with our core values.

Why You Should Try the 12-12-12 Decluttering Method | Yahoo! by Millie Hurst. Sometimes, when clearing out our belongings, we need a little bit more structure than ‘Does it spark joy?’

It’s 2023: Here are 12 Things You Should Stop Buying | Simple Money by Jennifer Hayes. Just like we left Walkman’s in the dust of yesteryears, there are items today that we oughta reconsider.

Streamlining Your Morning Routine for a Stress-Free School Year | No Sidebar. One of the best gifts we can give to our children and ourselves is setting the stage for a productive and stress-free school day.

How I Afford to be a Stay at Home Mom | Simple Living Mommy by Jamie. Here are some tips on how to live off of one income and save some money.

Recently Released Inspiring Videos

How To Declutter When You Move | YouTube by Joshua Becker. When we move, we are required to really consider each of our possessions. It is one of the best times in life to declutter. If you’re getting ready for a move and need to prepare, here are six tips to help you downsize.

Top 5 Books That Inspired My Minimalist Journey | YouTube by Joshua Becker. When just getting started with minimalism, it can be helpful to look towards other people for examples and ideas. Here are the top 5 books that inspired our minimalist family when we were just beginning our journey.

Other Resources

Zen Habits Podcast. The first article I ever read about minimalism was written by Leo Babauta. He’s also the first blogger I ever studied to learn how to grow an online community. Leo has influenced how I conduct myself online more than anyone else alive. And now he has a podcast. Go check it out.

1440. Are you tired of biased news? Try 1440. It’s a daily digest of all the most important info in culture, science, sports, politics, business, and everything in between—presented without bias. It’s the fastest way to an informed and impartial point-of-view. I’ve been reading it and loving it—and thought you might too.