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8 TED Talks For The Aspiring Minimalist

Minimalism might be the key to a stress free life, financial security and a sustainable future for our planet. These TED talks are sure to inspire you to buy less, stress less and live more.

The Minimalists: A rich life with less stuff


Is getting rich the key to happiness? The Minimalists discuss how enriching our lives doesn't mean gaining wealth. Minimising stuff, clutter, stress and debt might be the key to living a rich and fulfilling life. Only then can we have more time, more passion and more meaningful relationships.

If you like this, make sure to check out our top 7 tips for for minimalist living.

Mark Boyle: The moneyless man


Mark Boyle lives without money, but can we all thrive in a free economy? In this Ted Talk Mark Boyle discusses the destructive and inevitable consequences that 'money' has on individuals and our society.

If you're interested in living moneyless, read about how Australian woman, Jo Nemeth did it for a year.

Amy Henion: Are tiny houses our ticket to freedom?


Why are tiny houses becoming so popular? With global economies reeling and natural resources running out, maybe small-scale living is the answer to the environmental crisis we find ourselves in today.

If you'd like to build your very own tiny house, check out Ana White's tiny home plans.

Graham Hill: Less stuff, more happiness


If we have less stuff, will we be happier? Self storage is a $22 billion industry in America. As we consume more and more stuff, our happiness levels seem to have flatlined. Graham Hill explores how less can equal more time, a smaller environmental footprint and more freedom.

We investigated how money ties into our happiness and the results may surprise you.

Grant Blakeman: Minimalism — for a more full life


Are we too busy? We live in a world of abundant choice. It is great in many ways, but it comes with a cost. With too much on our plates, we are no longer making decisions for ourselves and we're losing sight of what we really want in life.

We chatted to Joshua Fields Millburn of The Minimalist. Make sure to check out the interview.

Jon Jandai: Life is easy. Why do we make it so hard?


Jon Jandai explores happiness and why we choose to make life more difficult than we need to. Why do we make life so hard? If we can appreciate what we have, give ourselves the time we deserve and cherish the important things, we can each see the beauty in our lives.

If you're looking to simplify your life, check out Caroline Pidcock's post on how living small can combat the large challenge we face with climate change.

Adam Baker: Sell your crap. Pay your debt. Do what you love.


What does freedom mean to you? Life is too short to spend it drowning in possessions. Many of us live by a script that society writes for us. We save to buy a home, and enter a cycle of consumption. Maybe if we live outside this script, we will feel freer and happier.

Angela Horn: The less you own, the more you have


What's the secret to having it all? Many of us want more money, more time and less stress. In reality, the less you own the more you have. Having less stuff means having more time for the things you love, more financial freedom and less things to worry about.

Think you can minimise your wardrobe to one outfit? Get some inspiration from the woman who wore the same outfit for 3 years.

Read this next: 5 Lessons On "Enough" Learned From Minimalism

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