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Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 4 million readers. As featured on: ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, TODAY, NPR, TIME, Forbes, The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and National Post. They live in Missoula, Montana.

Stoicism and Minimalism

Joshua Fields Millburn, photo by Adam Dressler

I am not a Stoic.

I do, however, like to conduct little stoical experiments from time to time, like living without Internet at home, living without a phone for a few months, living a year without purchasing material possessions, living without a television at home, living without goals, etc., etc.

I don’t conduct these uncomfortable little self-studies to deprive myself of anything, though. Rather, I want to test the way I live—to examine the way I think about living—so I can grow.

Growth happens most rapidly whenever I step into my discomfort zone.

How about you? What experiments will you commit to this year? Message me on Twitter — @JFM — and let me know. I’m interested to hear how you’re growing.