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Make Space: A Minimalist's Guide to the Good and the Extraordinary | Regina Wong
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A Minimalist Life is a beginners handbook to minimalism. It teaches readers that minimalism is not just a series of actions but also a total mindset shift. It recognizes that modern day abundance has not increased our level of happiness--in fact we are less happy than generations before despite having more--and it argues that embracing less will allow us to live more fully. The author gives us the tools to achieve this complete life-changing mental shift, teaching us how to search for items and thoughts that add value to our lives and how to get rid of non-essential physical and mental clutter. The holistic book marries minimalist philosophy with practical tips, activities, and action points, such as crafting a minimalist budget, reducing possessions, decluttering space, and clearing the mind of negative emotions.
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Holy privilege batman. Rather than teach me about minimalism, this just made me feel poor. She told me I can be debt free if I put my mind to it 😳 then she spent $3k on new furniture after decluttering cause her Balinese aesthetic wasn‘t working for her anymore. If I‘m positive I‘ll ‘attract money‘. My possessions fit in one room that I share mate. I‘m attracting money as hard as I can.

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julesG Ouch! I hate such books. 2mo
Emilymdxn @julesg it made me roll my eyes so hard 😬 2mo
julesG Hope there's no permanent damage now. 🤪 2mo
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RachelO Ugh! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks I understand the theory of paring down unnecessary possessions, but also feel like a lot of minimalist books seem to think everyone has enough money to just buy new things when they need them - e.g. you don't fit in this shirt so just get rid of it and buy a new one if you lose/gain that 5lbs again... or I could keep it since I know I'll probably fit in it again after Christmas and don't want to spend the money over again?? 2mo
Emilymdxn @TheAromaofBooks she also seems to think I‘ve been spending in really REALLY frivolous ways that I can‘t believe most people do. The book suggested I probably have bought 3 identical cheese graters without realising and have never touched 20% of the clothes in my wardrobe which seems really odd to me. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Oh my gosh, she's totally right! I would have so much more space and freedom if I ditched all of my cheese graters! Best tip ever! 🙄 2mo
Emilymdxn @TheAromaofBooks we‘d all be debt free if it weren‘t for the cheese graters 2mo
Clwojick 16 pt 2mo
fleeting 😂😂😂 1mo
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Thought this was about minimialism. But it reads like a life manual written by a very young and privileged person. Full of hokey platitudes. A mush-mash self-help book with a tone that rubbed me the wrong way. #netgalley

Freefallinmissy I know what you mean ! 3y
AmyWrites Can I just say your picture makes me laugh? 😂😂 3y
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