Our podcast's minimalism starter pack featuring episodes from Optimal Living Daily.
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Minimalism is much more than simply owning less.
It's a lifestyle that can have a positive effect on your life in multiple areas.
If you're new to the concept, here are some of our popular minimalism episodes that will introduce you to what living with a minimalist approach is like.
Remember, there's no “best” or “correct” way to practice minimalism.
It's not a competition — it's a concept to help you live better by simplifying your life.
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Minimalism Starter Pack: Podcast Episodes
Here are a selection of episodes covering the topic of minimalism.
Feel free to select the episode which resonates the most with you, or check them all out to gather the tips you'd most like to apply in your own life!
1. The Minimalists on Embracing Minimalism
If you're a fan of The Matrix films, you'll enjoy this episode as it makes references to the “red pill” portion of the movie. Learn about the message and meaning of minimalism and why anyone would want to make the choice to embrace it.
2. Joshua Becker on Decluttering Your Home
Decluttering your home is not an impossible task. It also doesn't need to be a painful process. Listen to Joshua's tips on ten ways you can start decluttering your home today, in as little as five minutes. We're pretty sure there'll be at least one thing you haven't tried on Joshua's creative list!
3. Leo Babauta on Living Lean with Health and Finances
Minimalism can be applied to multiple areas of your life, including weight and finances. Just as physical clutter becomes a burden to deal with, the same thing happens in these other areas if you don't make a conscious effort to focus on the essential. Leo breaks down a few examples to show how sacrificing excess leads to greater freedom and satisfaction.
4. Courtney Carver on Reasons for a Simpler Life
You feel like you need to simplify your life, but can you name three clear reasons why? Courtney Carver lists three simple and important reasons to opt for minimalism and simplicity in situations that we can all relate to.
5. Jennifer on Deciding What to Keep
Does decluttering mean that you have to throw out everything that you own? No — but it does mean that you have to cast a discerning eye on what you do decide to keep. Jennifer shares how she adjusted her approach towards decluttering while staying in touch with her thoughts and emotions during the decluttering process.
6. Anthony Ongaro on How Minimalism is Essential
Pause for a moment and think about what's essential in your life, and what isn't. In this episode, Anthony shares how minimalism is vital to evaluating and prioritizing the activities in your life.
7. Zoe Kim on Minimalism with Kids
Is minimalism something that you can teach or have with kids? Absolutely!
Several years ago, Zoe embarked on a journey to embrace motherhood with less physical belongings. Minimalism helped her to spend more time with her four young children instead of tending to stuff. She shares twelve practical ways that you can be a minimalist parent.
8. Kalen Bruce on the Decluttering Process
Some decluttering methods recommend decluttering your stuff all at once. Kalen's approach slows things down so that you can declutter at your own time. This episode will help you learn how to take action while still going at your own pace.
9. James Altucher on The Benefits of Living Simply
When you have less in your life, it gives you room for more possibilities that you want to experience. James shares seven minimalist habits that will help you reap the benefits of living simply.
10. Ali Cornish on Minimalism for Your Digital Life
Is our highly digitally connected world something that stresses you out from time to time? Is it really a necessity to be “plugged in” 24/7?
Ali helps us think about how we can protect ourselves from the barrage of data and information that constantly surrounds us, and shares tips on how to be moderate with our digital consumption.
Where Do I Go From Here?
We hope you've enjoyed this minimalism starter pack.
Let us know which episode or tips were your favorite from this list.