Give me inner peace and outer simplicity.
February 3, 2014 10:57 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for recommendations for readings on minimalist lifestyles / simplifying that deal with the emotional angle as well as the logical one. Do you have any?
posted by dame to Society & Culture (17 answers total) 39 users marked this as a favorite
I'd like to buy fewer things and save more money. I live in a little apartment; I am more motivated to travel and have the freedom to take opportunities that having fewer things would entail. But every step I take I find myself fighting my emotions: I can't get rid of x because it is proof I wasted money on it initially. I can't get rid of y because what if I need it despite the fact that I haven't worn it in years. Someday I might really read z. I also have problems with bringing things in that, again, I totally understand. I was poor when I was young; I am not poor now; being able to just have what I want is profoundly lovely.
So far I have just been brute-forcing my emotions, but arguing with myself is tiring. I would like to instead read about how other folks have approached this. Unfortunately a lot of minimalist writing is very dudely-logical, based in an approach that doesn't resonate for me. Do you know of any works around this that take feels into account?