the Minimalists – Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus on their website state “Minimalism is a tool that can assist you in finding freedom. Freedom from fear. Freedom from worry. Freedom from overwhelm. Freedom from guilt. Freedom from depression. Freedom from the trappings of the consumer culture we’ve built our lives around. Real freedom.
Joshua Becker – Becoming Minimalist – defines it as “Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of everything that distracts us from it. It requires a conscious decision because it is a countercultural lifestyle that stands against the culture of overconsumption that surrounds us.”
Leo Babuata – Zen Habits – says “It’s basically an extension of simplicity — not only do you take things from complex to simple, but you try to get rid of anything that’s unnecessary. All but the essential.
Minimalism says that what’s unnecessary is a luxury, and a waste. Why be wasteful when the unnecessary isn’t needed for happiness? When it just gets in the way of happiness, of peace? By eliminating the unnecessary, we make room for the essential, and give ourselves more breathing space.” Leo has a blog about Minimalism – http://mnmlist.com
Other sites for inspiration on Minimalism…
Courtney Carver – https://bemorewithless.com
The google search on minimalism