Two weeks ago week I asked a simple question which received some terrific responses: What appeals to you most when it comes to living with less?
Below is a peek at what the Facebook community had to say:
And here are a few Twitter responses:
Many times we have simliar reasons for paring down. We want more freedom, security, meaning, peace and contentment. And sometimes hearing others’ perspectives helps us to solidify or alter our own ideas. Whether we agree with those around us, or simply enjoy hearing their views, having a community to share with is comforting.
And sometimes taking a moment to step back and remember why we’ve decided to live with less provides a renewed sense of dedication. It also helps to connect with others trying to achieve a simpler life. One effective way to do this is to connect with online communities that have similar goals. Having the support and inspiration from others swimming against the current of consumerism can be paramount to our long-term success.
More Inspiring Voices to Encourage and Motivate You
There are many minimalist/simple living voices and online communities that help keep me inspired, but the below four consistently lift me up. If you haven’t already checked them out, I would highly recommend the following:
- Joshua Becker at Becoming Minimalist. Joshua’s Twitter feed (@joshua_becker) and Facebook page are both tremendously inspiring as well.
- Courtney Carver at Be More with Less. Also check out Courtney’s Twitter feed (@bemorewithless) and her newly launched Facebook page for inspiration.
- Robert Wall at Untitled Minimalism. Interact with Robert on his blog or on Twitter (@minimalblogger).
- Jo Wright at Simply Being Mum. You can join Jo on Facebook and Twitter (@simplybeingmum) as well.
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