This Website Proves That ‘Less Is More’ Really Works

Becoming a minimalist has never been so easy


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“Less is More.” We’ve all heard that phrase and while it sounds like a nice idea it often seems a little too good to be true. How can having less lead to more abundance? Well, for any skeptics out there, Joshua Becker, through his Becoming Minimalist website, proves that owning less stuff can actually make us feel as if we have a lot more (more of the good stuff in life that doesn’t cost money or take up any room, that is!)

Becker, a best-selling author of great reads such as Simplify, The More of Less, and Clutterfree with Kids, along with his young family was introduced to minimalism nine years ago during a short conversation with their neighbor. After realizing that he and his family could be happy and lead a more meaningful life without many of the possessions they thought they needed they began donating, recycling, and removing unnecessary clutter and embarked on an intentional journey to own less stuff.

They discovered that with less stuff they had more money, energy and time and were able to focus on the good stuff that really matters, such as family and friends. All these amazing insights led Becker to spread the word and since then he has been enlightening people through his writing, sharing ideas on living a more simple life.

Becoming Minimalist is an awesome online space that encourages others to embrace minimalism and allows each person to find a form of simple living that suits them. Due to Becker’s intentional approach to minimalism, he is one of the leading voices in the modern simplicity movement reaching over 1 million readers every month. He is also the Founder of The Hope Effect, a nonprofit organization changing how the world cares for orphans.

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