5 of the Best TED Talks Aspiring Minimalists Should Watch

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.


How To Live Simply

living simply

Contrary to popular belief, living simply is as easy as 1, 2, and 3.

You see, you don’t need to give up everything you have in life. You also see, you don’t need to give up on everything you want to do in life.

Living simply, after all, is about you.

It’s how you see things in a different perspective as you learn how to minimize on what you have in life. It’s also how you experience things in a new way as you learn how to maximize on what you want to do in life.

Most of all, it’s about using what you only have in life to reach your goals – without getting more than what’s necessary.

Even more so, living simply is you being:

More Resourceful

Even when you’ve already minimized on what you have in life or when there’s almost nothing left for you to have, living simply is you being more resourceful as you learn how to use what you have to do a bit more than what’s necessary.

More Responsible

Now that you’ve already maximized on what you want to do in life or when there’s more left for you to do, living simply is you being more responsible as you learn how to use what you want to have a bit more than what’s necessary.

Furthermore, living simply is you establishing good habits. This includes having your own simplicity schedule to help you keep track as you reach your goals – and yes, still without getting more than what’s necessary.

How about you?

Are you living simply?

What steps have you taken for this?

Do you know any other ways for one to live simply? Let us know in the comments section below!