Do the Opposite #74

Video Edition: Everything Minimalism! From Wardrobe to Personal Finance

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This edition is all about minimalism. It’s a simple concept that you can apply to many areas of life, decreasing the stress you’re feeling day-to-day and increasing the level of your happiness. If you’re new to the idea, don’t worry — check out the videos below to get started.

Here we go.

Videos

Where Do I Start...? [Minimalism Series] | Ronald L. Banks

This video is a great intro to minimalism and how it can transform not only the physical objects we surround ourselves with, but also ourselves as people.

My Minimalist Wardrobe! | Levi Hildebrand

Minimalism can help you optimize your wardrobe for happiness.


6 Ways Minimalism Helps with My Finance & Debt | CKSPACE

It can also help you get out of debt and set yourself up for long-term financial success (which also leads to great health because of the greatly decreased stress)

20 Frugal Habits That Save Me Money || Minimalism for beginners | Simantha

It can help you adopt new habits that will make turning your finances around easy and fun! (+ Simantha has lots of great videos on minimalism + low buy/no buy lifestyle: hugely underrated YouTube channel in my opinion)

Shop Like a Minimalist | The Minimalists

To maintain the simple, clutter-free life we’re creating, we have to get better at defence: actively stopping new posessions that don’t provide real value from entering our lives. (offence is decluttering in this metaphor: more in the video) :)

7 Daily Habits for a Clutter-Free Home: Declutter for Good | Joshua Becker

Have a big family & worried that minimalism might only be for single, monk-like people? No! Minimalism with kids is definitely doable and awesome, as Joshua shows. (Also, see another famous minimalist, Leo Babauta and his 6 children:)

1 Year 100 lb Weight Loss - Mind & Body Transformation | Workin' Things Out

Minimalism doesn’t have to stop at material possessions. Letting go of extra pounds is a form of minimalism too :)

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Ethos

Quotes

The most important thing about art is to work. Nothing else matters except sitting down every day and trying.
— Stephen Pressfield

“Truthfully, though, most organizing is nothing more than well-planned hoarding.”
— Joshua Fields Millburn, “Everything That Remains: A Memoir by The Minimalists”

“Unless you contribute beyond yourself, your life will feel perpetually self-serving. It’s okay to operate in your own self-interest, but doing so exclusively creates an empty existence. A life without contribution is a life without meaning. The truth is that giving is living. We only feel truly alive when we are growing as individuals and contributing beyond ourselves. That’s what a real life is all about.”
— Joshua Fields Millburn, Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life


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