Minimalist: The How-To and Why of Becoming a Minimalist (A Simpler Life, Declutter, Strategies to Minimize)
This quick read will help you determine what Minimalism is and what it's not!
What is minimalism? Just like most other people, it might bring up images of self-denial, purity, bare walls, frugality, or a house with no furniture. It might seem to be an exercise in depriving yourself of certain aspects of life for the sake of it. How mundane and colorless! Who would want a life like that? However, this view is light years away from what this book will tell you about minimalism.
In its purest form, minimalism is precisely the opposite. It defines freedom, joy, and peace differently. It is a space that you open up to invite more new possibilities. Good riddance to bad rubbish, as it gives clarity towards the life that we want. For a majority of us who are living in developed nations, about 98 percent of this means to minimize our possessions and not add to them. Therefore we have to learn about the practical skill of minimizing.
With that as a foundation, a definition for minimalism is the purposeful promotion of most valued things and the removal of distractions. The truth and full potential of what minimalism can give, and not what it takes away.
We want to warn you that merely reading through wouldn't do much to change that viewpoint. If you want to expand your understanding of this book, you have to not only read its content but also take action. Read the book more than just once. Re-reading parts will always help to find more meaning and energize you to change your life. Highlighting passages that make sense and taking notes are ways to understand yourself. Most importantly, taking action is what's going to change your life.
For all goals and purposes, this book comes with thoughts, strategies, experiments, and recommendations. Therefore, it is a book of advice. Irrespective of the stage of life that you are in, this book can help you improve your relationships, health, growth, passions, and contributions to others. However, first, we will define minimalism and what it means “to be” a minimalist. Then we address how a minimalist living can bring change to your life. Once we're inspired, we face the resistance that blocks our path towards a better life. Finally, we discuss deeper motivations “to be” a minimalist.
In this book, we will look at the following topics:
- Consumer Cultures
- Misconception 1: It is about giving up everything
- Misconception 2: It is about organizing
- Your choice, your purpose
- The Promises of Consumerism
- Success and Excess
- Spot the Tools of Deception
- More Out Of Less
- When the Norm is Wrong
- Making it Practical
- Thoroughly Minimalist
- And many other topics...
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