Declutter with me. This is a minimalism for beginners guide for you to make your life better. How does it make your life better? You simply accept the good thoughts. You also have good thoughts within you. Instead of always comparing and being competitive with other people, you start to focus on yourself and give yourself more room and space in your hearts and minds.
I have been to minimalism museums exibits before and they all touch on the concept of simplicity. If you can simplify and declutter the trash in your mind and heart, you will have a great success no matter what you do.
Below is a video on decluttering and minimalism.
Here are some references on simple living below.
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Simple living encompasses a number of different voluntary practices to simplify one’s lifestyle. These may include, for example, reducing one’s possessions, generally referred to as minimalism, or increasing self-sufficiency. Simple living may be characterized by individuals being satisfied with what they have rather than want. Although asceticism generally promotes living simply and refraining from luxury and indulgence, not all proponents of simple living are ascetics. Simple living is distinct from those living in forced poverty, as it is a voluntary lifestyle choice.
Adherents may choose simple living for a variety of personal reasons, such as spirituality, health, increase in quality time for family and friends, work–life balance, personal taste, financial sustainability, frugality, or reducing stress. Simple living can also be a reaction to materialism and conspicuous consumption. Some cite socio-political goals aligned with the environmentalist, anti-consumerist or anti-war movements, including conservation, degrowth, social justice, and tax resistance.