We all could learn a lot more…
The constantly busy, hyper-consumerist paradigm clearly hasn’t increased our quality of life. As a society, we’re realizing that the lifestyle of more stuff, bigger houses, full schedules and staying busy is killing ourselves and the planet.
This is why so many people are gravitating towards concepts like minimalism, simplicity and Essentialism.
In honor of my new book Essentialism and The Art of Not Giving a Fuck, I decided to compile a list of resources about minimalism.
Minimalism vs Essentialism
Minimalism and Essentialism are very similar. Both increase quality of life through simplicity.
The only real difference is that minimalism focuses on reduction, while essentialism is more about focusing on what’s really important and letting go of the unessential.
They’re so closely related that they can be used interchangeably in most cases. Minimalism incorporates essentialism and essentialism incorporates minimalism.
Minimalism has been rapidly increasing in popularity.
And for good reason. People are realizing that more doesn’t always equal better. In fact, it’s the opposite in most cases.
We’re all chasing the same things: happiness, fulfillment, love, peace…etc. Yet for so long, we believed the false notion that doing more and having more would get us there. It clearly hasn’t worked.
Now people are finding out that, in most cases, reduction naturally creates those feelings of happiness and fulfillment.
Life isn’t fun when you’re so busy, with innumerable responsibilities and the stress of everything constantly weighing on your mind.
All it takes is a little bit of simplification. Then those feelings of peace and happiness naturally start to re-emerge.
The 10 Best Websites On Minimalism
All of those websites are great resources on minimalism, as well as life in general. And the Minimalism Subreddit is a community where people exchange ideas regarding minimalism. If you’re interested in minimalism, see which of these resonates most with you.
Avoid This Trap
Like with any philosophy, people can get dogmatic.
Minimalism is no exception. So here’s a piece of advice: Avoid the trap of doing less for the sake of doing less.
Mindfully, consciously simplify your life. And if something is essential to you, keep it.
That’s why I like using the word Essentialism. It automatically makes you evaluate what is essential to you.
The vast majority of things are trivial. So find what is important to you and focus on that.
My new book, Essentialism And the Art of Not Giving a Fuck, cuts straight through the noise and chaos of life.
It will help you find and focus on what is essential to you. That simple shift in mentality opens the door to the feelings you’ve been chasing your whole life: happiness, peace, love, fulfillment and joy.
You can get your hands on the book here: Essentialism And the Art of Not Giving a Fuck