The things he says and his rational approach to minimalist living has influenced us tremendously! The first time he visited with us he shared how he learned to own less, what “minimalism” means to him, how to take the first step and how to have a cleaner home!
Joshua is one of today’s most-influential simple living advocates. He is also the best-selling author of Simplify: 7 Guiding Principles to Help Anyone Declutter Their Home and Life. Joshua lives with his wife and two children in Peoria, Arizona.
We had Joshua back on the show (here) to talk about his new book Clutterfree With Kids. The thing is you can’t just talk to your kids about how much they need to declutter. It all starts with us, the adults!! It would be so much easier if we didn’t have to be the examples. Don’t fret though, his first step is to believe it is possible. Read the other 4 steps here.
One of our favorite Joshua quotes is “Don’t just declutter, de-own.” The reality is we own too much stuff and spend a lot of our time chasing after the stuff, cleaning, organizing, and managing.
Joshua’s one action step for you to do today: Focus on the positive. Write down reasons you are happy, content, satisfied and blessed. Don’t stop until your mood changes.