Do you want your family to embrace minimalism? To let go of all the clutter, distractions, and noise taking time away from their passion and purpose?
After beginning the journey to own less, many are often met with discouragement and criticism from those they love most. Although my husband has come far to reduce his clutter and consumption, we still have different ideas sometimes of what should stay and what should go.
How can we keep the balance when one family member doesn’t want to let go of everything you want to?
6 Ways to Sway Your Family into a Life of Minimalism
You’ve discovered the more in living with less and you want that for your family, too. If you could just get them on board with your crazy minimalist journey.
You may have just started, or you may have begun simplifying years ago. Maybe you’ve read up on ways to reduce your wardrobe, you’ve tossed the expired medicine from 1995, and pared down your living room decor.
You have discovered that minimalism is a way to reduce the debt, stress, anxiety, and depression that the burden of clutter can create. And better still, you’ve discovered that minimalism helps you live a more fulfilling life.
You’re ready to dive in deep so you can cultivate more meaning in your family’s life. But here’s the thing, they don’t see it like you do (obviously).
When I started simplifying six years ago, I was met with resistance from a few family members. Through mistakes I made, I quickly learned all the things that didn’t work and didn’t convince them to get on board. In fact, my attempts to convince them cast their eyes further away from seeing my point.
I never want my journey to simplify to become a wedge between me and what I value most, my relationships. When we have compassion and understanding for those we live with, we can hope to meet somewhere in the middle.
If you’re ready to convince your family that minimalism may be right for them, head over to No Sidebar where I share six things that worked for me.
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