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
Score: 4.5
From 125 Ratings

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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.


  • Good read!

    By Happy Collager!
    Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I am the type of reader who likes to get right into the heart of (the reason why) I chose to read a book. In this case, I skimmed through the first half of this book because a lot of the information was pointless. It’s a good read for aspiring minimalists.
  • Teenage Minimalist

    By Kvng Shawty😎😈💸
    As a high school senior, life is stressful. Point blank. However, since I’m preparing for college, I’ve been trying to live a simpler life so when I get older and have a place of my own I’ll feel free, financially and stress-wise. The book has given me a great place to start my journey to minimal living!
  • Same as every other resource

    By AriDinosaurr
    It reads like the thousands of Pinterest articles on minimalism that exist; and, like many of the freely published books here in iBooks, it right off the bat takes a chapter to detour and preach about religion/God. Aside from that, it doesn’t have much new to offer that you don’t easily find in every other resource. The attempts at humor make it cheesy.
  • Minimalist

    By czgael83
    Great book! To the point.
  • Minimalism Made Simple

    By Lohnnash
    I am not a minimalist currently. Reading this book encourages me to go towards this direction. Recently, i got rid of stuff. Now decluttering will continue
  • 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!