Leo Babauta of Mnmlist on minimalism, the lean life.
Episode 1550: Minimalism: The Lean Life by Leo Babauta of Mnmlist on Benefits of Becoming A Minimalist on Health & Finances
Leo Babauta created Zen Habits, which is about finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness.
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really is a minimalist Monday edition of optimal living daily episode, fifteen fifty minimalism.
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The lean life by
about all of em. An M list die come often people.
that having more will lead to greater comfort, pleasure happiness insecurity, but am I
variants living a leaner life leads to greater freedom, lightness happiness in peace. Take the example of travelling. There is a case of the prepared traveller,
He can travel with everything you think you might need from every possible outfit combination to equipment, food, tons of electronics, books, no books, travel, billows and blankets.
Multiple shoes and more dispersant,
the log around a rolling suitcase plus a backpack making trouble
more burdensome, more stressful, more tiring. It he's alive
trouble anywhere and then you're tired. When you get there, then there is the case of the light traveller. She carries almost nothing just you,
entrails and doesn't have to log around anything heavy. As result, she's faster, lighter, more energize, with greater freed
She doesn't always everything she might want, but she has
which he needs and learning
make do with less, is actually not hard once he learned a few skills and you don't feel thrust out. This leanness values, freedom, lightness.
accessibility, energy and contentment over maximum comfort, just in case Agnes, her having
A few other lean examples. Number one wait: if you eat less sure you don't get it
the gastronomical pleasures of someone who is a huge amount of delicious food every day be learning
Happy was enough so that you eat good, healthy food and find pleasure,
Outside of eating, instead
and then your leaner and lighter, which allows you not only to be healthier, begin to more activities with more energy.
Above a mountain or run a mere
sign or climb Iraq war with much more ease living with
in your body, is easier on the joints, less stressful and gives greater freedom number two possessions. Also people shoe for a bigger house accumulating
more stuff over the years feeling like more give them greater comfort, insecurity and ability,
Pursue Hobbes and alike: I'm not
to this myself. Instead, he could try, go
with less stuff the matter
bear room with the mattress, a few bucks, a notebook, a laptop and a handful of close, a cushion for meditating a bowl for eating a pot for cooking beans and veggies. You should have a house like this, but
Could you be happy with so little? I believe a wonderful life could be led with such leanness.
And in doing so, you'd be lighter, less stressed, with less financial burden
less bloated and contend with less number three finances
thinking of less financial burden. We often believe that having a bigger income will lead to grow,
At the lower levels. When you go from poverty to the middle class. This is true. You have to worry too much about putting food on the table, but we go
beyond this level and have more and more income Jove enough to work more in order to get it in any failure: life with possessions, bigger bills, more expensive cars, more expensive house, more
buzz of luxuries. This doesn't need a greater happiness, even if your income does
Yet to high you might load yourself up with expense,
doesn't get into debt, this is stressful and a huge burden
instead living lean means you downsize your life's. Let you have fewer bills, you by fewer things. You don't spend a ton and instead fine contentment with little
and this not only gives greater freedom inflexibility, but less stress you can work
us travel more than focused more experiences that cost little. Don't experiences imposed
that cost a lot before business if
the a business. You know that is easy to invest in the business by spending a lot so that your business will grow. There's nothing wrong with this. Exactly accept that these expenses can quickly add up in your
burden with lots of expenses enough income. Your jack rose, your stress
rose. You worry about how you are going to pay for everything you.
Carter than ever to get more income. But as you do you
business grows and complexity and expenses add up instead, there's the option of creating a lean business.
It is one that doesn't take a lot of employees that you bootstrap yourself. Instead of getting investors or debt that you grow slowly but sustain
only an acre limits. They dont after were crazy hours. This leanness leads degree.
flexibility, less burden, less stress in greater contemn it. He could see a theme here,
We go through these examples. I will extend to any area for your life. Linas leads to greater freedom, flexibility, lightness and condemn it s, not a bad deal for sacrificing luxuries and
says getting to lean, is a matter of slimming down a little at a time figuring out what you can live,
then still have optimal happiness. At some point you Alex
since the joy of letting go and getting light, which is a beautiful thing.
You don't listen to them.
Those titled minimalism, the lean life by
about all of em, an M list Darksome a real, quick thanks to anchor for hosting this podcast anger is the easiest way to make a pie. Cast they'll distribute your podcast for you, so it can be heard everywhere: Spotify, Apple, podcast, Google, podcast and many more. You can easily make money from your broadcast to with no minimum listener. Ship anger gives you everything you need in one place for free which it can use right from your phone or computer creation tools lighter recording ETA, your podcast, so it sounds great download the anchor up or go to anchor dot fm to get started and take it oleo em an endless stands for minimal.
But I want to make sure you understand how it's spelled: MM list dot com he's also the creator of the massive site, zenhabits dot net, which also covers minimalism, but a lot more about self help, productivity and building habits. Obviously, he's going to be a guess. I corny carver's book launch for project three hundred and thirty three in San Diego sooner believe that April. Second, I should be there
To. Let me know if you will be too and somebody said, reminds me of principles. I read in one of my favorite books, your money where your life, where they showed a graph, a curve of how? Yes, when looking at poverty levels, making more money improves happiness substantially, but the hire you go. The slope goes down, meaning the increase in happy
as for each extra dollar earned, goes down and down until you at a point. Where is pretty much just flat and that's what they simply call enough? And after that, does she not unusual for happiness
go. The other way goes down with every dollar earned fascinating stuff. You can read more about that in the book. Your money or your life is actually required. Reading for me and business school, but I'll leave it at that hope. Your week is off to a great start. Thank you for being here and listening to me after subscribing to the show and I'll catch you next time we're off to my life away.
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