Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.

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.

The world we live in is not friendly to the pursuit of minimalism. Its tendencies and relentless advertising campaigns call us to acquire more, better, faster, and newer. The journey of finding simplicity requires consistent inspiration.

For that reason, I hope you will make an effort this weekend to find a quiet moment with a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy some of these hand-picked articles to encourage more simplicity in your life.

The Tyranny of Convenience | The New York Times by Tim Wu. We must never forget the joy of doing something slow and something difficult, the satisfaction of not doing what is easiest.

Embrace Anti-Consumerism and Feel Like a Millionaire After 60 | Sixty + Me by Elizabeth Dunkel. Consumerism is trying to part you with your money.

Digital Clutter: Konmari Your Way to E-Freedom | Mavericks Digital by Jessica Zoo Christensen. Here are some of the best digital-minimising steps I have taken to re-gain balance and control over my digital devices.

A Minimalist Movement Takes Root in Singapore | The Business Times by Helmi Yusuf. “It’s definitely a movement that has gained traction among millennials like us who, among other reasons, want to leave the world a better place for future generations.”