Minimalism Essential Essays PDF

Topics: 2007 singles, Personal life, Jealousy Pages: 135 (27510 words) Published: October 31, 2015
Minimalism
Essential Essays
Joshua Fields Millburn
and Ryan Nicodemus

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Published in 2011 by Mins Publishing
Copyright © 2011 by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus All rights reserved, though it would be appreciated if youʼd tell other people about this book if you enjoy it, whether you paid for it or not. Let it be known that any profits from this book will most likely be spent on coffee and/or burritos.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Minimalism: essential essays / Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus. — 1st ed. ISBN-10: 1-936-53945-1 ISBN-13: 978-1-9365394-5-1
1. Title. 2. Minimalism. 3. The Minimalists. 4. Simplicity. 5. Self-improvement. Feel free to take pieces of these essays and replicate them online, but please give a link back to www.theminimalists.com along with it. If you want to use more than a few paragraphs, it would be great if you’d email theminimalists@theminimalists.com and let us know what youʼre up to. Contact Information:

Joshua Fields Millburn
Ryan Nicodemus
email: theminimalists@theminimalists.com
web: theminimalists.com
Cover photo by Mick Evans and Hillary Hopkins
Cover design by Colleen McCulla
Formatting by Chris O’Byrne at ebook-editor.com
Special thanks to four people who helped make this collection appreciably better with their editing and proof-reading efforts: Will Peach, Lee Knowlton, Cynthia Schrage, and Miles Price. Also: a big thank you to our readers. We appreciate you. We write these words for you.

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Contents

Part One | Introduction
About The Minimalists

9

Foreword

10

What Is Minimalism?

11

Part Two | Living in the Moment
Be On the Mountain

15

Clear Your Damn Plate

18

Part Three | Emotional Health
On Happiness

21

Letting Go of Sentimental Items

24

Jealousy Is a Wasted Emotion

29

Dealing with Overwhelm (Unpublished)

32

Motion Creates Emotion

35

Part Four | Growth
Growth Through Minimalism

38

Minimalism Scares the Shit Out of Me

41

Minimalism Is Healthy: How I Lost 70 Pounds

43

30 Is Not the New 20

50

30 Life Lessons From 30 Years

52

Part Five | Contribution
Giving Is Living

63

Establishing Deeper Connections with People

67

Adding Value

70

Minimalist Family: Start with Yourself

73

Part Six | Passion & Mission
I Quit My Six-Figure Job to Pursue My Passions

77

Stop Living the Lie; Start Living the Life

81

Screw You, I Quit!

86

Minimalist Finances and Budgeting

92

Part Seven | Taking Action
How To Make a Damn Decision

101

Never Leave the Scene of a Good Idea without Taking Action

106

Packing Party

109

Part Eight | Change & Experimentation
Stop Trying

112

Minimalist New Year Resolution

114

You Are Not Your Khakis

116

Why I Don’t Own a TV

120

Killing the Internet Is the Most Productive Thing I’ve Ever Done

125

Killing Time: Over Time I Got Rid of Time

130

Focus on What’s Important (Unpublished)

133

Part One | Introduction

About The Minimalists

Hello. We’re Joshua Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus—The Minimalists. We’re two thirtyyear-old guys who write essays about living a more meaningful life with less stuff at www.theminimalists.com. Our essays have been featured on dozens of popular websites throughout the Internet. Both of us have extensive experience leading large groups of people in corporate America—coaching and developing hundreds of employees to grow as individuals and live more meaningful lives. Read more about us here. Once upon a time, we were two happy young professionals from Dayton, Ohio. But we weren’t really happy. We were best friends in our late twenties, and we both had great...
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