It is a New Year and this could be a good time to get rid of excess baggage. Here are some top TED Talks on how to live with less and declutter your way to being more effective. There is something about living simply to be able to achieve the things you want with clarity of mind and space. This article was originally seen on Care2 and inspired me to reduce the junk and unnecessary things in my life.
FROM CLUTTER TO CLARITY BY KERRY THOMAS
Kerry reminds us that clutter isn’t just the physical stuff in our houses (though this is a really great place to get the declutter going). It can also be digital, mental, emotional or spiritual, and each type of clutter can be equally overwhelming. The quality of one’s life is determined by the decisions we make and it’s only through making them that we’re able to move from overwhelm toward peace. Watch her declutter experience.
2. GETTING RID OF 1000 THINGS BY LIZ WRIGHT
After Liz read The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin; it inspired her to live with less. She set herself a goal to get rid of 1000 things. The end result was a lighter, brighter and more airy home and some wonderful learnings along the way. Watch her talk about her declutter experience and learning to live with less.
3. THE MASTERPIECE OF A SIMPLE LIFE BY MAURA MALLOY
For Maura, it took a trip to India at the age of 19 to open her eyes to the joys of less. She uncovered her masterpiece life by eliminating the superfluous in her life. What would your masterpiece life look like?
4. THE JOY OF LESS BY KIM COUPOUNAS
Kim suffered many emotionally, spiritually and physically and it was only when she slowed down things got better. Her declutter experience enabled her world to right itself. Kim reminds us that less doesn’t mean lack, it means less stress, less anxiety, less anger, less worry. It also means more happiness, joy, abundance and connection.
5. DREAM BIG, LIVE SMALL BY DEE WILLIAMS
A terminal health diagnosis led Dee to downsize her life dramatically. She sold her home, got rid of most of her belongings and built a tiny house on wheels. Parked in a friend’s backyard, her new abode redefined her understanding of what really mattered. Not surprisingly, stuff didn’t feature.