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The Minimalists

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 2 million readers. As featured on: CBS, BBC, NPR, Forbes, The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, and National Post. They live in Missoula, Montana.

30 Days, 30 Photos

Back home for a spell, I’ve been contemplating creative, effective ways to share uplifting quotes from my work. So I decided to capture a beautiful photo each day for the next 30 days and share those moments on Instagram accompanied by some of my favorite apothegms tweezed from The Minimalists’ books and essays—pithy sayings such as:

“You can’t change the people around you, but you can change the people around you.”

“The easiest way to organize your stuff is to get rid of most of it.”

“The truth is, you can skip the pursuit of happiness altogether and just be happy.”

The best part: you can join me, and we can be inspired together. Use hashtag #30days30photos and share some of your favorite maxims (from me or anyone). Even if you don’t use Instagram, you can still view my photos and captions via your web browser.

While you’ve got your camera out, why not use it to snap photos of the items you plan on jettisoning during a new round of our 30-Day Minimalism Game? It is a new month, after all. Wouldn’t now be a good time to start? Besides, it’s fun to take photos of the excess stuff you’re purging; it further strengthens your sense of accomplishment and inspires others to let go of that which does not bring joy.