START YOUR JOURNEY
Ready to start living more simply? Or perhaps you’re just sick of all the clutter? Whatever your reason for reading this, I’m glad you’re here! I started my journey toward minimalism in January 2017 (not that long ago!), and I’ve never looked back.
Am I a minimalist yet? No. But everyone’s definition of minimalism is different, and I believe that the journey is more important than the destination.
The good news is, there’s no prerequisite to start. Living more simply comes in many forms, and whether you’re motivated by financial stability or the desire to feel content, anything is possible if you have the right mindset.
Resources and Inspiration
One thing I hear daily from readers (and watchers) is how thankful they are for the inspiration or motivation I’ve given them. It’s humbling to think I can inspire others through my content, so it’s only fair if I share some of the resources that inspire ME. This list is just a start, so if anyone has resources they want to share, please don’t hesitate to reach out!
FINDING A COMMUNITY
Depending on where you’re from, not every community is teaming with aspiring minimalists. (Mine certainly is not!) So finding local minimalism groups or support can be difficult.
Online communities, however, are growing more and more every day and are an awesome source of inspiration and support. Here’s my list of recommended facebook communities pages:
If you’re lucky enough to live in one of these cities, you can easily join a local minimalism chapter inspired by ‘the minimalists’, and meet face-to-face. Lucky duck.
INSTAGRAM PAGES TO FOLLOW
One way I like to stay inspired is through bite-sized content, specifically via Instagram. Sometimes, just a single photo is enough spark inspiration for an entire day. Plus you’re almost guaranteed to see something fresh, vs blogs that might not update for days or weeks.
@theminimalists (inspiring quotes & essays)
@tinyhouse (small, tidy spaces)
@apartmenttherapy (colorful, well-designed spaces)
@color_place_interior (color, color, color!)