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- ASIN : B0714Q3XJ9
- Publication date : May 29, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 701 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 152 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1547037555
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,127 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This is not to imply that there will not be any effort on our parts if we decide to employ minimalistic principles in our lives. Ms. Snow recognizes the potential challenges and addresses them. The opening chapters provide a brief introduction to Minimalism, what it is and how the idea became a movement and a vehicle for conscious change.
The author then moves on to the action stage of the book, where specific areas are targeted and multiple ideas are offered to encourage readers to begin their journey toward a more peaceful life. For me, this was an important aspect of the book (being offered choices on how to begin learning to live with less). Everyone is different, and a method that works for you may not resonate with me. Presenting different ways to accomplish the same thing makes it easier for most of us to find something that works, and then stick with it.
Obviously, the ultimate goal is not merely to unclutter your home, but also to introduce the same principles into the rest of your life. Ms. Snow delves into this area by including chapters on health, money, and relationships. Including a chapter on technology was timely. While many people do not recognize the addiction (my words, not the author’s) to devices, the book details the staggering amount of time we all “donate” to our electronic things.
I appreciate the author’s breezy yet no nonsense approach, and backing up her thoughts with a bibliography at the back seemed appropriate. If you have not investigated Minimalism before, this would be a wonderful place to start. Five stars.
After general strategies the author goes into each area of your home in greater details starting with the 'dreaded' closet! What is Project 333? Interesting, this is followed by the 12-12-12 technique. If you are not ready to go the whole hog, the author encourages/shows you how to take baby steps.
In some ways this book, set of ideas, could be deemed a little on the selfish side as the author emphasizes the need to "truly find out what makes you happy" which is a very insular way of thinking. In my opinion, we were not put on this earth just for ourselves. Later in the book the author talks about evaluating relationships. For example, if you spend a lot of time in the company of a 'victim' you will likely become like that yourself. Whilst I totally agree that some friendships are not healthy and should be kept to a minimum this can, in reality, never be black and white and the author does admit this. Sometimes we may have a difficult family member that we love but boy, do they cause the air in the room to blow cold. Sometimes we have to love them through this and be strengthened ourselves by doing so. As for sharing with your extended family about your new minimalist lifestyle, quite frankly living it out should be enough. If they think you're crazy, let them. Show by example how much happier and relaxed you are with less stuff!
The information/numbers on technology is quite staggering. Is the author suggesting not using it at all? NO! BUT she does encourage you to unplug once in a while! Get out and smell the roses. Enjoy human contact and interactions face to face.
This is NOT your typical short book on the subject of minimalism. Be ready to dig in and get serious. Is it well written? For the most part, yes but it could also use an edit as there were several mistakes. There is no linked index on the "GO TO" button on your Kindle so not easy to find the section you want unless you go to the Table of Contents at the beginning. Easy read which may not be so easy for some to put into practice.
I downloaded this book onto my Kindle. I was not required to write a review but chose to do so. Thanks, Liz
That said, if you already have some background knowledge about the minimalist philosophy, you might be able to find some gems in here, since you won't have to decipher as much of what the author is trying to say. Most minimalism texts I've read focus exclusively on the how-tos and benefits of getting rid of stuff, so the chapters on minimalist home decor formed an interesting (if unexpected) feature of this book.
Top reviews from other countries
Also very easy to navigate so you can skip the bits that don’t apply to you at that given moment and bookmark the chapters that you find useful.
We definitely recommend for anyone wanting to know what minimalism is all about!