Simplify is a celebration of living by owning less Written by Joshua Becker, who inspires hundreds of thousands of people on his personal blog, this is a book that calls for the end of living lives seeking and accumulating and possessions by highlighting the enjoyment of living with less Three years ago, his typical, suburban family of four made the decisiSimplify is a celebration of living by owning less Written by Joshua Becker, who inspires hundreds of thousands of people on his personal blog, this is a book that calls for the end of living lives seeking and accumulating and possessions by highlighting the enjoyment of living with less Three years ago, his typical, suburban family of four made the decision to minimize their possessions, declutter their home, and simplify their lives In so doing, they discovered countless real life benefits of living with less And now, to help others experience the same freedom, they offer the most important lessons they ve learned through the process Simplify is full of personal stories, practical tips, and powerful inspiration It is based on a rational approach to minimalism It will forever change the way you look at physical possessions And most importantly, its approach will free you from the burden of clutter and provide you with the extra motivation to realign your life around your heart s greatest passions however you choose to define them Praise for Simplify A must read Leo Babauta, Zen Habits, TIME Magazine Blog of the Year If you re looking for specific advice on how to live well with less, this book is worth a look Naomi Seldin, The Times Union, Albany, NY It is a simple, straightforward guide to simplifying your life and brings new light to the term minimalist Tanna Clark, Professional Organizer
Simplify Guiding Principles to Help Anyone Declutter Their Home and Life Simplify is a celebration of living by owning less Written by Joshua Becker who inspires hundreds of thousands of people on his personal blog this is a book that calls for the end of living lives se
Nice, quick read Primer for the blog.Favorite Quotes Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of anything that distracts us from it Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful William Morris Clutter is anything that is disorganized The motto in our house is, Everything has a home Clutter is too much stuff in too small a space This takes many forms too many clothes in one drawer, too many items in a bathroom c [...]
My favourite quote from this very small book There is a life of simplicity that is calling out to you It is inviting you to live the life you were born to live, not the life your neighbor is trying to achieve It is inviting you to value the things that you want to value, not the values of billboards and advertisements It is inviting you to remove the distractions in your life that are keeping you from truly living 4 5 stars
Personally, the tone of this book got a little too preachy for me at times, but that didn t distract from the message I have always sought to simplify my life, striving for what I call elegant simplicity The thoughts, ideas and methods described in this book were very helpful and ofttimes even insightful I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it to anyone seeking a little simplicity and peace in our cluttered world.
I read a book couple of years ago titles The life changing magic of tiding up The essence of that book was to keep the things that spark a joy within us and get rid off everything else.Some shades of this idea was the core of this book Although not a deep, well written book, it had a profound insight for me If you only keep the things you love in your home, that s home you will love to live in
One of the best books on minimalism that I ve read so far.
This book is neat, tidy, uncluttered, and pure in its message With two babies, clutter can become a bigger problem by the day I found this book and immediately went to work with the author s easy techniques Namely, 1 everything at home should have a home 2 if an area such as a cupboard or a drawer is already jam packed with stuff, that s a problem and that space needs help 3 if we re just staring at a possession and know deep down we ll never touch it again, it should probably move out somehow b [...]
Joshua Becker is a gentle writer and I am so happy I decided to investigate on Minimalism This Guide helped me to review my relationship with stuff, prioritizing what matters most Highly recommend.
Simplify is a book full of simple, practical ways to declutter your home and your life It didn t have any new to me information, but it was a great reminder and a good kick in the pants.
Excellent Introduction to MinimalismAs a rational minimalist , Joshua Becker manages to present the idea of a simplified life in a manful way that anyone can relate to As a regular reader of his website, becomingminimalist, there wasn t really any new information here, nor do I need convincing of a simple lifestyle It s easy to read this book and say, duh, this stuff is obvious but that s kind of the point These ideas are obvious when pointed out to us, but easy to forget in practice Joshua s st [...]
Dang it I started a review then hit the wrong button lost it Anyway, good, basic, quick read regarding the hows whys of implementing rational minimalism Some gems about stuff clutter that are worth mulling over I greatly appreciated Becker s lack of zealotry when stating his case for a change in mentality that would leave a smaller footprint, as it were I look at the environmental impact of making such changes as a positive, but far from my primary reason for doing so Truthfully, I find all of t [...]
I try to read this once a year It always remotivates me to get my home in order I would call myself a realistic minimalist, but I tend to let stuff build up in places I can t see cabinets, closets, under the sink This book gives me the push to clean them out and feel refreshed I did the wardrobe experiment this year, turning all my hangers backwards and when I wore the item I turned the hanger the other way At the end of the year I had a trash bag full of clothes I didn t wear to donate Pretty f [...]
I didn t realize this was such a short book I like to re energize my enthusiasm for minimalism every once in a while and this tiny book was like a beginners guide than anything new or inspiring for me.
Nedavno sam po eo cijenit minimalizam.txt, obi ne crno bijele html stranice, prazne kuhinjske povr ine Knjiga meh Ni ta novo, ak nije ni inspirativna 2 za trud.
Read this short book in one sitting I ve always been a bit minimalist but wanted to learn about it This book is very encouraging and found myself saying AMEN at many parts I really like the author s definition of minimalism it is the intentional promotion of things we most value and the removal of anything that distracts us from it I was reading about a different book on tidying up and the author of that book promoted getting rid of anything that didn t spark joy does your kleenex spark joy No [...]
Rational Minimalism It is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of anything that distracts us from it.It doesn t mean you have to live like a spartan I can predict what the emotional response is going to be in the life of somebody who has never seen life outside of the established, consumer driven, American culture where I live They will inevitably have three emotions at some point during the trip 1 They will be shocked that people with so little can be so joyful. [...]
The best things in life aren t things If you ve heard Joshua Becker s story or have read his blog, you ll be familiar with minimalism the philosophy that people need a lot less than they have His mantra is, We were never meant to live life accumulating stuff We were meant to live life simply enjoying the experiences of life, the people of life, and the journey of life not the things of life.Simplify is not your average book about de cluttering although that plays a part It s about changing your [...]
What a quick, lovely read I ve been interested in minimalism for a long while now, and as I m preparing for some big, upcoming life changes, now is as good a time as any to delve in.Becker outlines the seven principles that helped him and his wife develop their own flavor of rational minimalism and it is refreshing to see this lifestyle from a perspective that isn t all about 100 items or less I m excited to adapt these ideas into my own life and see where it takes me
Incredibly fast read that I got for free off of and loved This book gives a few of the basic steps needed to simplify your life when it comes to stuff It s a great starting point if you re considering a minimalist lifestyle and a good refresher if you need ambition to get rid of the extra stuff cluttering up your life and home I like that this book isn t sensationalized and the author and his family are in no way extreme in their pursuit of simplicity.
The stuff you own, the your stuff owns you I purchased the 99 cent kindle edition and certainly got my money s worth Unlike some, the author isn t trying to limit himself to 100 things or any number, but rather eliminating the excess and putting focus on what s really important A quick read, this is a good intro to rational minimalism.
This would have been better had I read it when I began my simplification journey a few months ago It seemed pretty basic, but still a good read It would be a good place to start if you want to learn about minimalism.
Oh, my, I do love Joshua Becker I mean, like a seventh grade fan girl I love his work, his point of view, his passionate commitment to family and wise, intentional living This book was helpful, inspiring, and thought provoking a must read It is well worth the 2.99 Kindle price.
Simple, straightforward, motivating I want to start purging today Ironic, given I read this on Christmas Eve.
I came across Becker and his blog because of The Minimalists and their podcast I didn t take anything new from this book There were a few concepts that were interesting but very basic I did feel like minimalism was being pushed a little than I would have liked This book does give you 7 basic guiding principles So, This book is great for those who are completely new to minimalism I read this book because, it covers an area I have not explored before, minimalism and children How do, or can, we in [...]
Different perspective.This was one of many styles I ve now read in researching minimalism Its an easy read with live examples USA based The book details the benefits of clearing and the psychological freedoms it offers Affirmation that I have made a good choice and its not a fad Something the western world badly needs to address in it ts rush to fix things of the bigger picture commerce, industry, trade, personal finances and doing good towards others A good supplemental book to those interested [...]
This is a really short book less than 100 pages and it is my second time reading it I love the idea presented, the practical tips and advice, and the stories in it This is one of my favorite quotes from the books There is a life of simplicity that is calling out to you It is inviting you to live the life you were born to live, not the life your neighbor is trying to achieve It is inviting you to value the things that you want to value, not the values of billboards and advertisements It is inviti [...]
Since mid 2016 have been trying to go zen mode by decluttering things around in different form So far have been happy with the progress My friend Business partner Pravin Prajapati recommend me this book The book is small to the point and was kind of revalidation of what I was doing and help me further refine my decluttering sprints Read it once if you feel you are surrounded by to many things in different forms and need to simplify things.
I read Clutterfree with Kids by the same author and thought that book was better as a decluttering book, but I really enjoyed this one as well I love his definition of and approach to minimalism Reading this gave me some new ideas and fresh motivation Definitely worth the read it s also short and sweet.
The principles are theoretical than practical The thing most lacking from a treatise on minimalism is a background addressing consumerism and its consequences, especially environmental, whereas this writer encourages readers to keep accumulating according to their rational desire as long as regular purging takes place.
A great primer on minimalism, though Marie Kondo s Life Changing Magic of Tidying up had a stronger impact on me and conveyed essentially the same ideas This is great to refer back to every now and then to refresh your commitment to minimalism and prioritising the truly important things in life.
SimpleThis book is simple to read, simple to understand and simple to implement I love this concept and working towards it in my own life, but we get distracted and derailed sometimes This book is an easy way to introduce the topic to novices to this lifestyle and refocus those of us who are not.