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The Minimalists
The Minimalists are Emmy-nominated Netflix stars and New York Times–bestselling authors Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. Alongside their podcast cohost, T.K. Coleman, this simple-living trio helps millions of people eliminate clutter and live meaningfully with less. Learn More.

What Would Happen If You Just Let Go?

If you’re like most people, then there’s probably something in your life that’s holding you back. A closet filled with clothes you don’t enjoy. A garage or basement brimming with stuff. A crappy relationship. A bad habit. Something.

Why are you holding on, though? Because it’s comfortable? Because it’s safe? Because society tells you you’re supposed to?

Look around your home, your car, your office. Why are you holding on to so much stuff that doesn’t add value to your life? Now, what would happen if you just let go of the excess? What benefits would you experience? How would it feel to have more time, more money, more contentment? How would it feel to have a cleaner home, a clearer mind, a less stressful life?

Well, a new month is approaching. Maybe a month of the Minimalism Game is in order. Perhaps now—right now—is the perfect time to let go.

After all, what’s the worst that could happen? Or better yet: what’s the best that could happen? The only person who can give you permission to let go is you.