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The Minimalists

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 2 million readers. They live in Montana by way of Dayton, Ohio. As featured on: CBS, BBC, NPR, USA Today, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, and Toronto Star.

One Thing Each Day

Photo by Adam Dressler

What if you removed one material possession—just one—from your life each day for the next month? What would happen?

Would you have 30 fewer things a month from now? Probably not. You’d likely jettison far more than 30 items.

You see, once you gain momentum, once you strengthen your simplicity muscle, once you feel the benefits, embracing minimalism becomes easy. The more you do it, the freer and happier and lighter you feel, and thus the more you want to throw overboard. The more action you take, the more you want to take action.

To embrace the simple life, you needn’t rent a dumpster and dispose of all your stuff. You don’t even need to host a Packing Party. You need only to start somewhere. You can start small with one room or one thing each day. You can start with yourself. Once your friends and family notice the benefits you’re experiencing, they’ll hop on board in their own ways.