Minimalism is a lifestyle that entails a lot of adjustments. It is a commitment that some may find hard to keep. But just because you may fail in the beginning does not mean it is not for you. The beauty of minimalist living is that you can always try again. Here are some of the best TED Talks that every aspiring minimalist should watch.
Adam Baker: Sell your crap. Pay your debt. Do what you love.
For some people pursuing their dreams have to wait for the right time. Some of them may spend years saving up for a dream trip or building a financial cushion that will give them the freedom to do what they want. But what if when the “right” moment does not come? There will always be things that will try to hold you back from doing what matters most to you. In this talk, Adam Baker shares how he and his wife make the life-changing decision of selling what they own, paying their debts, and making time to travel in various places as a family.
Graham Hill: Less stuff, more happiness
What if you can edit your life? What would you change? Graham Hill is a writer and designer talks about how owning fewer possessions could actually lead to more happiness. He shares how applying the principle of editing ruthlessly in your life can go a long way in creating more space for the more important things.
Grant Blakeman: Minimalism – For a More Full Life
Today’s technology makes it harder to unplug, which could steal time that should have been spent doing the things that matter most. In this talk, Grant Blakeman shares insights on how minimalism can lead to a more fulfilling life. He talks about the importance of creating negative space in your home and in life.
Jon Jandai: Life is easy. Why do we make it so hard?
Jon Jandai is a farmer and the founder of the Pun Pun Center for Self-reliance in Thailand. He shares how life is fairly simple and how everyone can live sustainably.
The Minimalists: A rich life with less stuff
If you want give minimalism a try but not sure about how to start, you will find plenty of ideas and inspirations from this talk by The Minimalists (Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus). Learn about how they started and get inspired to begin your own journey to living with less.