In 2008, Joshua Becker and his wife realized how much their stuff was taking over time that could be spent doing things they cared about more. A self-described “typical middle-class family… minus the dog and physical possessions”, they have paved the way for families everywhere by sharing their “journey towards a rational approach to minimalism” at BecomingMinimalist.
I think the way that they approach minimalism with a family is probably much the same that we do – there is no competition to own the fewest things, no intentions of living a dull, drab existence, – on the contrary, it’s about the desire to make room for beauty and the things that matter.
Joshua says “Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of everything that distracts us from it.”
As you explore minimalism, it’s important to get a well-rounded view. Since they’ve been doing this for a while, there is a lot of great wisdom to glean from the site. We also follow Joshua on Twitter, so we found a few favorites from his recent thoughts and shared them on this week’s Twitter Tuesday. There may have also been a bit of discussion on collecting lint…
Want to explore more of what it means to be minimalist and the resulting space and freedom it creates in your life? Let’s take simple living from something you wish for to something you actually do!