I just finished reading – well, listening to the audiobook version of Joshua Becker’s book – The More of Less.
I have read lots of books about de-cluttering, organizing your stuff, but this one really got me motivated to take action. More action, more decluttering, downsizing or minimalizing – as he calls it – than ever before.
I have been recommending it to all my clients.
It seems that we all have some issues when it comes to dealing with our “stuff”.
I must admit when the word, minimalism was first mentioned, I thought, “Oh, no, this isn’t for me”. But I continued to listen. And learned about why we accumulate possessions, why we hold onto things and even tips on dealing with family members who might not be onboard your minimalist train.
“Owning less is better than organizing more.” ~ Joshua Becker
And how having less can really give you more. Since reading the book, I have already started letting of things. And it feels great. I feel lighter. Less bogged down. I make a point of really looking at the things around me and deciding if I love them, if they bring me joy, if they are useful. And if they aren’t any of those, I can easily let them go.
Oh, and by the way, minimalism doesn’t mean stark, empty spaces, it can mean whatever you want. Whatever level you want to take it. I was relieved about that.
Great book. Highly recommend it.
P.S. I just started reading the life-changing magic of tidying up by Marie Kondo who also talks about only keeping the possessions that bring you joy. Stay tuned for a possible future blog about it.
P.P.S. In the meantime, if you want an exercise from The Knowledge Series™ ebook, check out the link below.
Let the De-cluttering Begin!!
What do think about decluttering or minimalism?
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