Mastering Minimalism: Eight Steps To A Life Of Less Stuff And More Freedom - Emily Josephine

Mastering Minimalism: Eight Steps To A Life Of Less Stuff And More Freedom

By Emily Josephine

  • Release Date: 2017-04-09
  • Genre: Lifestyle & Home
  • Size: 123.6 KB
Score: 4.5
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The journey toward Minimalism can be tricky. This book will help make the journey of learning how to be a minimalist much less difficult – even enjoyable – for you.

Wannabe minimalists often have not only hundreds, if not thousands, of material goods to declutter, but also a plethora of mainstream mindsets that make navigating their way toward voluntary simplicity a rough and rocky path. I wrote this book to ease that navigation process for newbies. I also wrote it to help intermediate Minimalists who want to dive deeper into the journey, to overcome the obstacles that are holding them back. The steps and tips are those that my husband and I used to begin the journey toward Minimalism, and the ones we continue to use to remain on the path.

The book begins by briefly addressing what Minimalism truly is (as opposed to what religious minimalist gurus have made many people think it is). It continues by explaining the benefits of becoming a minimalist.

The rest of the book, the bulk of it, describes the steps you need to take in order to master Minimalism; that is, to overcome the insidious materialistic mindset of the modern age and to integrate the philosophy into your soul so completely that it becomes as easy as breathing.

The first step toward simple living is one you likely won’t hear about in any other book on the subject. Then, you will be asked to consider two major paradigm shifts that will completely change the way you look at material goods. The remaining steps are more practical and hands-on, enabling you to take instant action on your desire to join the minimalist movement.

If you are looking at becoming a minimalist, or you have already begun moving toward it but need some encouragement to “fight the good fight,” read this book. It will help.


  • Just Read It!

    By b.c. robin
    It’s short, simple and right down to the major points. Basically a thoughtful and humorous blog-post, great for those who want to jump right into minimalism or decluttering and want some concrete advice to lean on. Quick to read and a helpful kickstart!
  • The eight steps

    By Travietheyoungsavie
    The eight steps that are portrayed in this book were very wholesome and relatable. All fall in to an aspect of life that minimalist (and non minimalist) could always learn more about as well as put into practice. The humor made it an easy read compared to other books of topic that I have read. Most notably is the one in one out rule which I have put into effect into my life
  • Great book! Simple and humorous!

    By Tyler Chick
    Great steps on minimal living :)
  • Amazing starting point

    By Aziza_Kristina
    This book resounded with me on a deep spiritual level. It connects the concepts of minimalism to faith, and helped me overcome many of my concerns and fears with making the switch. It also helps teach you how to take the first step, in a realistic way. The author discusses how difficult it can be, and helps break the decluttering down into easy steps. That help prevent being overwhelmed.
  • One of the best books I’ve ever read!

    By Photo By LFS
    This book, this wonderful piece of work is the biggest eye opener that I’ve came across in years. The author does a fantastic job of keeping it clean and simple, as well as right down to the grit of what needs to be done to simplify your lifestyle. I would/have recommend this book to anyone who is interested in minimizing their way of living. 10/10 , great job!
  • Fast read, entertaining

    By BrazenHead76
    It’s a minimalist read about minimalism and it will make you chuckle.
  • A Remarkable 😃 Book !

    By BeMack13
    If you are a minimalist or looking to simply your life this is a must read. This book was written in great context. I learned,I laugh, I brainstormed.. I recommend this book and the Author Emily Josephine .
  • Good tips, short book

    By Mrghgeshikff
    There are some good tips in here. It's not super in depth but it works as a nice introduction if even the idea of Minimalism is overwhelming to you.
  • Getting the ball rolling

    By Wifey41115
    For a while now I have been thinking about living a more simple life. When I hear about a minimalist life-style, I googled and Pintrested different ways to simplify my life. This book has brought more insight into my life on how to bring about change. It’s a very easy read, which I appreciate very much. Thank you Emily.