Minimalist Living - How to?
Minimalist Living - How to?
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About the Book
Minimalism - a trendy fringe idea for the wealthy, or the practical answer to many people's problems? Well, considering Mahatma Gandhi was what we would now call a minimalist, this might be a way of life worth considering! The world has become a chaotic consumer driven drum banging for our attention and purchases. But do we ever stop to think about how what we buy affects us and the planet? This book explains how our stuff is entwined with our identity, why we feel compelled to buy so much stuff, and how that stuff affects our lives in many different ways. It looks beyond the shopping mall and explores the ramifications of our purchases on other people and the environment. Learn about how you can shift from feeling overwhelmed by consumerism and held back by the needless stuff in your life. Using the tips and steps outlined in this book, you will be able to create a more relaxed, carefree, time rich, and financially comfortable life. No matter what stage you're starting at and where you see this taking you, simplifying and adding value to your life can only be a positive thing!
What is minimalism? _____ p3
Different ways of living minimally _____ p3
How did we all become consumers instead of minimalists? _____ p4
Why does living minimally matter? _____ p5
What other people think _____ p6
How we became minimalists _____ p8
What’s the real cost of your next purchase? _____ p10
Benefits of living minimally _____ p10
Your possessions and your identity _____ p12
Where to start _____ p14
Minimalism in your house - How to in 5 steps _____ p15
What to do with your unwanted stuff? _____ p16
Tips for long-term minimalist success _____ p17
Minimalism for families … but kids want toys and stuff! _____ p17
What about Christmas and birthdays? How to introduce minimalism to your partner, family, friends _____ p20
Minimalism and your lifestyle (commitments, social life & social media) _____ p23
Minimalism at work _____ p24
Minimalism and the mind _____ p24
Minimalism and traveling _____ p25
The most important and overlooked step to minimalism: living vegan _____ p27
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