6 interesting books about minimalist lifestyle
1. ESSENTIAL: ESSAYS BY THE MINIMALISTS - JOSHUA FIELDS MILLBURN AND RYAN NICODEMUS
Made by two minimalists Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, Essential: Essays by The Minimalists is not simply a book about the minimalist lifestyle but more importantly, through the humorous and cheerful writing of the two authors, this is a book that can help readers feel the fun of this lifestyle. In addition to introducing the practical benefits of minimalism, the two authors also aim to inspire curiosity and desire to experience in everyone. So, if you are looking for the most practical way to apply minimalism, Essential: Essays by The Minimalists will be the perfect choice for you.
2. ZEN HABITS: HANDBOOK FOR LIFE – LEO BABAUTA
As a father of six, Leo began to experience minimalist lifestyle by stopping smoking, being a vegetarian, getting up early every morning, and building his own sports plan. Zen Habits is the sum of his posts on personal blog. Not so sophisticated or ostentatious, Zen Habits is the place where Leo Babauta talks about his green life. If you are still wondering whether you should start your minimalist lifestyle, this book will be a great guide to help you figure out what your day will look like if you follow minimalism.
3. SIMPLE MATTERS – ERIN BOYLE
Simple Matters is like the isolated world of Erin Boyle. The author lives and works with her husband and daughter in one of the busiest cities in the world - New York. Though her life is so busy and chaotic, Erin is still able to find the silence through the smallest things. With minimal illustrations, Erin invites readers to enjoy a minimal and sustainable way of life.
4. THE JOY OF LESS – FRANCINE JAY
The Joy of Less is a book by which Francine Jay shares her sustainability habits with the public. With innovative and flexible methods, Francine encourages people to build a minimalist lifestyle for the rest of their lives. Francine's suggestions and methods have also been featured in media outlets as CNN, BBC, NBC Today, Chicago Tribune, The Guardian, Financial Time, Forbes, Huffington Post, Spiegel and Irish Times.
5. I AM HERE NOW – THE MINDFULNESS PROJECT
Written by Alexandra Frey and Autumn Totton, I Am Here Now is a book that can help us see true values. Not the story of the past, nor the thoughts of the future, I Am Here Now reminds us of the presence of ourselves in the present. Do not worry about the past or the future, the present is what you need to focus on - this is the main element of the whole book. With some simple mental exercises like meditation, I Am Here Now also helps the reader reduce stress in life, return to the peace.
6. WAKING UP - SAM HARRIS
The world is changing drastically and human beings are constantly searching for new goals to fit in society and forget that they themselves are being blinded by virtual values. Sam Harris does not put pressure on a person who follows a minimalistic lifestyle, but with great examples from spiritual figures, he suggests that readers should look back on their own self and then from it, wake up with a more positive, optimistic, and especially more correct look.
By: Olivia Mendoza