The older I get, the more I seem to want to simplify – my schedule, our possessions and my life. For this reason, I was drawn to Joshua Becker’s new book, The More of Less.
Joshua Becker is the founder of the blog, Becoming Minimalist. I was unfamiliar with Joshua or his story so I enjoyed this peek inside his life.
The More of Less tells the story of Joshua’s own introduction to Minimalism and how it changed his life. Six years ago, a simple conversation with a neighbor sparked the beginning of Joshua’s journey. His life has never been the same!
What I found interesting is that this truly was a family endeavor. He is living a minimalism lifestyle with his wife and two children. You don’t have to be single to live simply! Joshua is also quick to point out that minimalism can look different to everyone. You define your reason for living simply – and how to do it.
As someone who just finished reading The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I was struck by the difference in the philosophy as Joshua said to start slow and go through your house room by room. I can see the sense in that but I think I now prefer the KonMari method of sorting by category instead of location. However, it is less overwhelming to go through your house room by room.
Whatever process you chose, Joshua’s point remains the same. You can live the life you want without all the stuff. You truly can experience more of life with less stuff! I found The More of Less thought provoking and worth a read. It was good motivation for me to start simplifying!
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