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How to Get Your Family On Board With Minimalism

One of the most common reader questions I’m asked is “how do you get your family on board with minimalism?” so I thought it was time to address this in a blog post.

In full disclosure, I should mention that I’m fortunate; my husband is a “natural” minimalist and I’ve never had to convince him that minimalism is a good idea. (This a guy who happily moved from England to Australia with only a backpack!)

Having said that, I’ve thought long and hard about my own experience with minimalism and what motivated me to change—as well as what I’ve learned and observed with other lifestyle changes (such as sustainable living)—and I think I’ve got a few tips to offer.

Here are five things to know about getting your family on board with minimalism.

Here are five things to know about getting your family on board with minimalism.

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6 Gentle Reminders About Minimalism

Lately, I’ve noticed signs telling me it’s time to refocus my attention on minimalism. This is the inspiration for this blog post, which I’ve written for myself as much as for my readers. Here are six gentle reminders about minimalism, intended to help us all set the right intentions for the new year.

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5 Ways to Be Kinder to Yourself

There are, of course, countless ways to be kinder to yourself; these are simply a few that have been particularly powerful in my own life. What’s really important is self-compassion: withholding judgement, accepting ourselves as imperfect, and being mindful of our expectations.

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Doing Less + A Lesson in Self-Worth

One of the most powerful changes I’ve made this year is learning to do less … and feel good about it! After struggling with expectations and the feeling that I needed to do and be more, this is how a lesson in self-worth helped me move forward.

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3 Hard Truths About Simple Living

I truly believe simple living can be life-changing, but it’s also important to understand there are limits and that filling a few trash bags with stuff won’t magically change your life overnight. So with that in mind, I hope this post will offer a balanced view of not just the wonders but also the limitations of simple living.

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