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Simplify Your Life: How to Become a Minimalist

Do you want to simplify your life? We don’t blame you! Modern life and our hectic lifestyles are overwhelming, exhausting and downright unhealthy. This expert guide will teach you how to become a minimalist, perhaps the secret to living a more balanced, simple and fulfilling life in this fast-paced world.

Do you want to simplify your life? We don't blame you! Modern life and our hectic lifestyles are overwhelming, exhausting and downright unhealthy. This expert guide will teach you how to become a minimalist, perhaps the secret to living a more balanced, simple and fulfilling life in this fast-paced world.

I’ve asked some of the top minimalism experts in the industry this question: What’s the #1 tip you have for people looking to simplify your life and incorporate minimalism into their lives, becoming more present and reducing busyness?

Keep reading to find out their answers as well as additional resources to support you in creating the minimized and simplified life you truly desire!

Courtney Carver from Be More With Less

Do you want to simplify your life? We don't blame you! Modern life and our hectic lifestyles are overwhelming, exhausting and downright unhealthy. This expert guide will teach you how to become a minimalist, perhaps the secret to living a more balanced, simple and fulfilling life in this fast-paced world.

Courtney Carver is the founder of Be More With Less, where she shows us how the power of simplicity can improve our health, build more meaningful relationships, and relieve stress in our professional and personal lives. We are often on a quest for more; we give into pressure every day to work more, own more, and do more.

For Courtney, this constant striving had to come to a stop when she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Stress was like gasoline on the fire of symptoms, and it became clear that she needed to root out the physical and psychological clutter that were the source of her debt and discontent.

What’s the #1 tip you have for people looking to simplify your life and incorporate minimalism into their lives, becoming more present and reducing busyness?

Do not say yes when your heart says no. When your heart says no, you can feel it in your body. You might clench your jaw, squeeze your hands or feel like something isn’t quite right. Instead of pushing through those signs and saying yes, stop. Listen. Your heart knows things. 

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Simplify Your Life with Courtney’s Minimalist Resources

BOOKS:

  • Soulful SimplicityA guide on how to pursue practical minimalism so we can create more with less – more space, more time, and even more love (Release date of December 2017 – preorder now!)
  • Simple Ways to Be More With Less – 27 ideas to help you be more with less – sometimes the smallest change makes the biggest difference!
  • Clutterfree – How to create more time and space by eliminating the clutter in your home and life, so that you can start to let it go and enjoy the best that life has to offer

COURSES:

Dress With Less and Create Your Capsule Wardrobe Microcourse: Overwhelmed with closet chaos? Does the idea of getting dressed in the morning with ease sound appealing? How about saving time, money and mental energy?

In Dress with Less and Create Your Capsule Wardrobe, you’ll learn something new in just a week, with all the course material delivered in one folder via one click download. For less than $20, this microcourse still delivers mega impact and presents the opportunity for awesome improvements in life, love, and/or health when put into practice.

Joshua Becker from Becoming Minimalist

Do you want to simplify your life? We don't blame you! Modern life and our hectic lifestyles are overwhelming, exhausting and downright unhealthy. This expert guide will teach you how to become a minimalist, perhaps the secret to living a more balanced, simple and fulfilling life in this fast-paced world.

Joshua Becker is the founder and editor of Becoming Minimalist, a website dedicated to intentional living.

Joshua and his family were introduced to minimalism nine years ago during a short conversation with their neighbor. Since then, Joshua’s stories and writing have inspired millions around the world to find more in life by owning fewer possessions.

Today, based on his thoughtful and intentional approach to minimalism, he is one of the leading voices in the modern simplicity movement reaching over 1 million readers every month.

What’s the #1 tip you have for people looking to simplify your life and incorporate minimalism into their lives, becoming more present and reducing busyness?

Simplicity is ultimately a matter of intentionality and focus. It is about defining what is most important and most valuable and then finding the courage to remove all the distractions that keep us from it, and in a society that works relentlessly to define our passions for us, this is hard work.

But the work of minimizing distractions from our most important pursuits is always rewarded – with joy and purpose and fulfillment and presence. Society doesn’t get to define the life you live, you do!

Simplify Your Life with Joshua’s Minimalist Resources

BOOKS:

Joshua is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling author of:

COURSES:

Uncluttered Course: On September 5th 2017, Joshua is reopening his Uncluttered Course, a 12-week online course to help you unclutter your home, own less stuff, and live the life you want. The course includes videos, interviews, webinars, articles, weekly challenges, accountability, and community. Click here now to be notified when enrollment opens!

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Sarah Von Bargen from Yes & Yes

Do you want to simplify your life? We don't blame you! Modern life and our hectic lifestyles are overwhelming, exhausting and downright unhealthy. This expert guide will teach you how to become a minimalist, perhaps the secret to living a more balanced, simple and fulfilling life in this fast-paced world.

Sarah Von Bargen started Yes & Yes in 2008 with a desire to create a meaningful lifestyle blog for “smart, funny people” that now has 12,000+ daily readers and been featured in places like Lifehacker, Problogger, Glamour, and Forbes among others.

She now uses her learned-the-hard-way knowledge to help others improve their online spaces, change their relationship between money and happiness, create habits that stick and, overall, say ‘yes’ to more things in life because “yes is more fun than no!”

What’s the #1 tip you have for people looking to simplify your life and incorporate minimalism into their lives, becoming more present and reducing busyness?

Actually understand where your time is going. Many of us feel frazzled and overbooked; we think there aren’t enough hours in the day. I tell everyone who will listen to install the timeStats Chrome plugin and the QualityTime app on their phone – you’ll probably be amazed/horrified when you see where your time is going! When you have that information, it’s a lot easier to change your habits and cut things out of your life that don’t need to be there. 

Simplify Your Life with Sarah’s Course

Make It Stick Habit School: This 8 module course bridges your knowledge from knowing to doing. Let’s face it – you already know what you should be doing, you just need your brain and body to listen! This 6-step system and self-paced course will help you understand how to make habit changes stick – for good. Click here to learn more about this course!

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Other Resources on Minimalism + How to Simplify Your Life

Now, over to you! What is your biggest takeaway from this post? What’s ONE THING you’re going to do today to start simplifying your life and embracing minimalist living? I’d love to hear in the comments below!


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One comment on “Simplify Your Life: How to Become a Minimalist”

  1. This is a really interesting post! Right now I’m in the middle of moving and it’s helping to give me a new perspective on letting go of things that I really don’t need (even though part of me thinks I need to hang on to it!). Perfect timing – thank you!