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The Minimalists

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 3 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.

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.