The Top 5 Simple & Minimal Accounts to Follow
The Top 5 Simple & Minimal Accounts to Follow (That You Might Not Have Heard Of)
There are SO many people writing and talking about simplicity and minimalism out there. It can be really hard to know where to begin or where to really devote your attention.
In the name of simplicity, I don’t advocate for trying to listen to them all. There’s just not enough time in the day!
So here are my top picks for you so that you can get started or focus your feed while getting the absolute best words of wisdom and encouragement as you seek to live your own simple, joyful life.
Bonus: I chose to give you the names of accounts you may not have heard of yet! It’s all fine and dandy to support and learn from the big names, but it’s also great to seek out others’ and their points of view!
Simple by Tsh Oxenreider
This is a wonderful podcast about choosing to say “yes” and “no” to the right things, but not in a way that’s bossy or one-size-fits-all. There are multiple hosts with their own perspectives and different ways of doing things for themselves and their families. They share how they respond to the commands of everyday life and work and give listeners permission to do whatever works for them. Regular topics include travel, family life, living in a fixer upper, homeschooling, cooking, books, and faith.
There’s also a blog connected to it called The Art of Simple, which looks like it hasn’t posted new content for a while, but the backlog of articles hold a wealth of great information and advice!
The Lazy Genius Podcast with Kendra Adachi
This podcast is wonderful in how simple and straightforward (and short) the episodes are! The titles are clear, so it’s easy to pick out an episode that will address what you’re trying to work on (think The Lazy Genius Makes Chicken or The Lazy Genius Does Laundry kind of titles).
Kendra also has a blog that reflects her podcast, but I just love listening to her share the way she does everything in short bursts with lots of humor and permission to “be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don’t.” You can find all of it in one place at The Lazy Genius Collective.
I love DIY Natural for all kinds of homemade product recipes that don’t require tons of ingredients that are hard to find. They just posted about homemade cleaners, including one like Febreze, and they’ve posted about things like mosquito repellent and natural deodorant. It’s a great source for the how-to part when I get caught up in the inspiration I see all over the place!
I always love finding new recipes to try, but I don’t always have the patience to make things that take a long time or a super-involved process. I love Minimalist Baker not just for the beautiful photos (though they are great) and the plethora of vegetarian options, but also for their website blurb about their mission: “Minimalist Baker is a place for recipes requiring 10 ingredients or less, 1 bowl, or 30 minutes or less to prepare. All eaters are welcome.” How wonderful is that?!
SIMPLE PURPOSEFUL LIVING
I stumbled across Erin on Instagram and immediately followed her. Our passions (to help people live simply and on purpose) are so well-aligned that it felt like we just should be friends! I still want to work on that part, but she has some great wisdom and resources to share on her website, including these: How To Create a Life-Changing Morning Routine, Simple Ways to Spend Less Time on Your Phone, and 5 Keys to Cultivate a Grateful Heart.
Do you have favorite simple or minimal inspiration sources? Share them in the comments!
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