The More of Less by Joshua Becker
I have followed Joshua Becker for the past 3 years or more. He is the founder and editor of Becoming Minimalist, a website devoted to helping people find greater fulfillment in life than in more possessions. Somehow I found his website and it resonated with me. We began the journey to owning less. I am so thankful we began this journey as we have lived in 4 places in the last 3 years due to my husband's job changes. I couldn't have done that as easily without eliminating so much of the stuff that we eliminated. We have now been in this house, a smaller house than we started with 4 years ago, for 9 months and we love it. At the same time, I thought it would be good for a minimalist refresher so couldn't wait to review Joshua's new book, The More of Less.
The More of Less is subtitled Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own. I think that says the goal of "minimalizing" quite well. Joshua Becker shares his own story and the stories of others he has met along the way to help bring the benefits and challenges of minimalism to light. One thing I especially appreciate about Becker is that he shares his story but he doesn't expect your story to look the same exact way. There are no hard and fast rules that you need to apply here. Becker gives you the principles and some practical ideas to help you get to where you want to be but he doesn't expect your journey to look just like his. He encourages you to find your own way through the journey to a balance that is right for your life. He also shares that this is a lifestyle change and a process. I know that it has been for my family.
The More of Less is a must-read for anyone to read who is looking to simplify their life. According to Becker, all of our clutter weighs us down. I agree. As we journey on simplifying our life, we continue to feel lighter and press on towards goals that mean more to us than a big house with more stuff. We have also pursued more of the things that Becker says both he and his family have time for since simplifying their life. Even though I have been on this journey for awhile, this book spurred me on to continue the journey. I really can't recommend it enough.
Right now this book is available for pre-order. It releases May 3.It is available for pre-order from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or any bookstore. Check out the author's website for pre-order bonuses: http://www.becomingminimalist.com/more-of-less/
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for the book.