Do you know what minimalism is really all about?
A lot of people think minimalism is having nothing. Your home doesn’t have to look like a futuristic IKEA-filled dystopia.
Some even think you have to live in a tiny house. Or a converted school bus. Or a Dodge Sprinter van down by the river.
It can be those things but it can also be a lot more. There are a number of thought leaders in minimalism that share their stories of how to adapt the new-age philosophy of living with less.
Here are the best ebooks on minimalism you should be reading right now.
Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus
You cannot mention minimalism without bringing up Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. They are two of the modern leaders of the minimalism movement. Their literary masterpiece is a collection of essays from transforming their lives with minimalism. Both quit six figure jobs in the corporate world to focus on living a life that suits them. Last year they launched a documentary that is now available on Netflix. Follow them at themimimalists.com.
Practical Minimalism: a simple and effective method to incorporate the practices and principles of minimalism in your everyday life by Austin Higgins
Tech visionary and financial expert Austin Higgins is a newcomer to the world of minimalist thought leadership. His debut ebook on practical steps to incorporate minimalist living challenges readers to be intentional in their lives. Follow him at amhiggins.com.
Zen Habits: Handbook for Life by Leo Babauta
Leo Babauta breaks the mold of most minimalists. He is often called the forefather of the movement. What most people don't realize is he has 6 kids. His writings are clear and thought provoking. They show that anyone can adopt a minimalist lifestyle. Follow him at zenhabits.net.
Honorable mention: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
This book teaches readers how to have a positive and healthy emotional attachment to your belongings. Marie Kondo has become an expert in the minimalist movement while building a de-cluttering empire across the world. The section on how to treat your socks with respect is worth the read.