Now I'm no where close to being what you could call a minimalist, but I have been applying minimalist strategies to my own life (strategy post coming soon!), working towards having less.
"Why would you want less?" you might ask. There are many answers to this questions, and I have several that apply directly to me:
Fewer possessions means:
- less attachment to material goods
- more free time to enjoy life - less time maintaining possessions/cleaning/organizing
- more money for the future
- smaller ecological footprint
There's no doubt that this journey I am embarking on will not be easy, and although I'm downsizing my list of "things", there are many that will be hard to give up.
Some of my favorite minimalist blogs are
mnmlist - A minimal blog, about minimalism and its purpose/meaning
For the difference between simplicity and minimalism check out - ZenHabits