Finding your Minimalist Mindset
It’s often the case that we are our own worst enemies. It’s easy to fall back into old habits and old ways of thinking—it’s too easy, in fact, to revert to what we’ve always done. Indeed, in my capacity as host of this podcast, I often hear the same struggle from you, my listeners: it’s really darn hard to both find and maintain your minimalist mindset for the long haul in a culture that glorifies consumption.
Today I’m speaking with Lauren Jones, fellow minimalist, mom, and host of The Simple Life Project podcast. Lauren’s here to offer the unique insight she gained from both paring down her possessions and ultimately changing her lifestyle. On today’s show Lauren also outlines 4 minimalist mindset shifts that are crucial for long-term simplicity.
Here’s a preview of the 4 minimalist mindset shifts we are discussing today:
[5:15] Loss Aversion (We don’t like losing what we own, even if it is by choice.)
[10:00] The Endowment Effect (We value things more because we own them.)
[16:30] Keeping up with the Joneses (We are primed to compare and compete with others in our economic sphere.)
[24:00] The Diderot Effect (Buying one nice thing makes everything else seem lackluster in response.)
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