77: Minimalism with a Family to Decrease Stress and Clutter with Joshua Becker

77: Minimalism with a Family to Decrease Stress and Clutter with Joshua Becker

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Minimalism has become incredibly popular over the past several years (I’m a big fan as well), and today I’m talking to Joshua Becker of the blog Becoming Minimalist. His mission is to “own less and live more,” and inspire others to do the same.

What Minimalism Adds to Life

For Joshua, the story began years ago as he was cleaning out his garage. His young son was playing outside in the backyard, and had asked him to come play. He struck up a conversation with the neighbor has he cleaned and his neighbor made a comment that maybe he didn’t need to have all of that stuff to begin with.

That offhand comment marked a turning point in his life and minimalism began that day for Joshua and his family.

They began the process of reducing their possessions and only keeping the things that added value to their lives. After donating the majority of their things, they found so much time and freedom that Joshua started his blog to share the message with others.

In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

  • How to get started with reducing possessions without getting overwhelmed
  • The first step for someone wanting to live more minimally
  • The many things you gain when you start living with less
  • How to navigate families and holidays when everyone wants to give your kids stuff

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  1. Wonderful podcast! Our family also made the choice to be minimalists last year when we sold our big “American Dream” house and moved into a 900sqft apartment. We used the spark joy method to downsize and it was definitely hard as a jeweler and pastor of two little ones. My husband also listened to Joshua and it help confirm some things for us. Thanks!

  2. I love it! We have been attempting this for quite a while now and now finally have a bit of direction. Does it help me reach my goal or purpose? Wonderful! Also, I have looked everywhere (except for the right place haha) and can’t seem to find the link or website mentioned about the harmonica lessons. Can someone help me with that?

  3. Great podcast! Can you guide me to the article/post you mentioned about the gift giving guide? It’s that time of year! Thanks!

  4. I love Joshua but it must be so annoying to have to tell the story over and over of how he discovered minimalism, he’s wonderful though <3

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