How To Live A Simple Life

How to live a simple life

If you’ve ever said, “I love the idea of simple living, but I just wouldn’t know where to start,” this post is for you. This is my ‘simple living how to’ guide – an outline of how to live a simple life in a nutshell. It is unlikely that you can make all these changes overnight, or even in a few weeks. Don’t fret about getting to the end. The goal is the journey itself.

Some things will take longer than others. And sometimes you will find you make huge leaps in one area, but lag behind in another. It all balances out in the long run. Keep going and eventually you will find your life changing beyond what you thought possible at the beginning.

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Why Minimalism Matters (It’s Life and Death)

Why minimalism matters - it's life and death

Ever wondered why minimalism matters? Over the last seven years, I’ve been unlucky enough to lose four member of my immediate family: my last two remaining grandparents, my uncle and most recently, my mother.

It has not been an easy time, and each death has affected me quite profoundly. I was lucky as a child – my brother and I grew up in a family where death remained at a distance. We didn’t know what it was like to lose someone until our grandfather died, by which time I had left home and gone to university and my brother was in his teens. Then, we had another long period of time where death seemed to be something that only happened to other people.

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The Difference Between Simple Living And Minimalism

The difference between simple living and minimalism

What exactly is the difference between simple living and minimalism? If you’re new to either or both of these terms it can seem as though they are both referring to the same thing.

At its most basic, minimalism is something that is almost completely (but not quite) encompassed by simple living. Let’s have a look at a simple Venn diagram I’ve drawn for you:

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