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Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less.

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less.

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United States

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Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less.

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English


Episodes

Quickie: The Minimalists on Tranquility

2/26/2021
Joshua and Ryan discuss how to determine what tranquility is by determining what it is not. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

Duration:00:09:27

276 | The Unfollowing

2/23/2021
Joshua and Ryan talk about unsubscribing and unfollowing anything that doesn’t bring tranquility or increase well-being, and they answer the following questions: How has unsubscribing and unfollowing helped your tranquility? (08:36) Should we attempt to explain ourselves to others when they question our minimalist lifestyle, or simply invite them to ‘unfollow’ us? (12:37) Can minimalism help us bring order back to our chaotic lives? (14:44) How do we determine the appropriate ‘path’?...

Duration:00:46:08

Quickie: The Impulse to Buy Multiples of Things

2/19/2021
Joshua and Ryan discuss the search for durable items. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

Duration:00:07:09

275 | Let It Go

2/16/2021
Joshua and Ryan talk about letting go—letting go of sentimental items, letting go of junk, letting go of anxiety and stress—letting go of anything that harms our well-being or interrupts our peace, and they answer the following questions: How do our things own us? (02:53) Given that I’m under a deadline to move, how can I increase my decluttering pace without becoming overwhelmed and stressed? (08:44) Are there circumstances where a storage unit makes sense? (11:04) When the amount of...

Duration:00:36:21

Quickie: Helping Messy Kids Get Organized

2/12/2021
Joshua, Ryan, and their guest, behavioral and developmental pediatrician Dr. Damon Korb, discuss how to help children develop habits to become tidy and organized. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

Duration:00:07:48

274 | Organized Kids

2/9/2021
Joshua and Ryan talk about raising organized children with behavioral and developmental pediatrician Dr. Damon Korb, and they answer the following questions: What are executive functions? (01:34) What is behavioral pediatrics? (02:18) What do you mean by “organized children”? (02:47) How has the pandemic affected children’s health? (03:24) How do we set appropriate boundaries with our children? (04:58) How do we help our children adopt minimalist practices that stick at an early age so...

Duration:00:36:48

Quickie: How to Find Work-Life Balance

2/5/2021
Joshua and Ryan discuss the folly of searching for work-life balance. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

Duration:00:04:31

273 | Successfool

2/2/2021
Joshua and Ryan talk about success, failure, fulfillment, and satisfaction—and how incessantly chasing those things can lead to foolness rather than fullness—and they answer the following questions: What does success mean to you? (03:06) What are your beliefs regarding spirituality? (07:38) How do value judgments affect success? (13:08) What is nihilism? (14:39) How do I overcome my addiction to procrastination so I can focus on doing meaningful work? (17:00) What are the two kinds of...

Duration:00:51:11

Quickie: Cleaning Out Your Junk Drawers

1/29/2021
Joshua and Ryan discuss identifying and eliminating items that are truly ‘junk’ that necessitate the existence of junk drawers. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

Duration:00:04:09

272 | Hidden Clutter

1/26/2021
Joshua and Ryan talk about the mental, emotional, digital, and other clutter that reveals itself after we minimize our stuff, and they answer the following questions: When are how-to’s helpful? (02:23) How do we appropriately curate scanned photos so we’re not trading physical clutter for digital clutter? (13:57) What advice do you have for young people who are embarking on their minimalist journeys so they have solid practices in place to prevent clutter? (25:43) What one piece of...

Duration:00:48:16

Quickie: The Minimalists' Thoughts on Monogamy

1/22/2021
Joshua and Ryan discuss monogamy with blogger, podcaster, and Registered Dietitian Becca Shern. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

Duration:00:06:36

271 | How to Love

1/19/2021
Joshua and Ryan talk about love, relationships, sex, and parenting with blogger, podcaster, and Registered Dietitian Becca Shern, and they answer the following questions: What is our language problem? (02:11) What is the difference between loving someone and being in love with someone? (03:45) What does commitment mean to you? (05:30) What is your definition of “love”? (09:55) How do you view unconditional love? (13:25) How do you recognize when it’s time to end a relationship?...

Duration:00:49:20

Quickie: Saying "No" to Work Obligations

1/15/2021
Joshua and Ryan discuss how to tactfully decline work obligations. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

Duration:00:03:38

270 | Obligations

1/12/2021
Joshua and Ryan talk about reducing—or maybe even eliminating—obligations, and they answer the following questions: What is your ‘context’? (02:23) When is an obligation an actual obligation and not a perceived obligation? (04:31) Is there a difference between commitment and obligation? (05:28) What is the difference between want and desire? (07:04) Do we truly want to be happy? (12:27) What do you mean by ‘commitment’? (13:46) How do I appropriately address societal obligations, such...

Duration:01:06:01

Quickie: Difference Between Decluttering and Minimalism

1/8/2021
Joshua and Ryan discuss the relationship between decluttering and minimalism. Watch the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

Duration:00:04:50

269 | New Year's Cleanup

1/5/2021
Joshua and Ryan talk about starting over and kicking off the New Year with some friendly decluttering, and they answer the following questions: How do I start decluttering? (04:02) What is the difference between decluttering and organizing? (07:05) How do I conduct an effective Packing Party? (07:38) How do I get my kids involved in decluttering? (13:01) How do I determine whether or not to keep a car that’s functional, but not ideal? (14:49) Once you declutter, how do you keep the...

Duration:00:45:10

Quickie: Why did The Minimalists and Matt D'Avella choose Netflix for LESS IS NOW?

1/1/2021
Joshua and Ryan discuss why they chose Netflix for their newest documentary, Less Is Now, with filmmaker Matt D'Avella. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

Duration:00:05:44

268 | Less Is Now

12/29/2020
Joshua and Ryan talk about habit change, letting go of stuff, and the creative process that went into making their new film, Less Is Now, with filmmaker Matt D’Avella, and they answer the following questions: How long have you been working on Less Is Now? (01:50) How did the Less Is Now project start? (05:51) How did the Less Is Now project evolve? (07:49) How did you settle on a budget for Less Is Now? (10:16) How do you curate the absolute essential tools for your work when it seems...

Duration:00:59:45

Quickie: Staying Focused in a Noisy World

12/25/2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss how they address all the modern-day distractions to stay focused with writer Leo Babauta. Listen to the full episode on Patreon: patreon.com/theminimalists

Duration:00:05:13

267 | Zen Living

12/22/2020
Joshua and Ryan discuss finding peace within and without with writer Leo Babauta, and they answer the following questions: How can you be a minimalist with a large family? (03:34) How did you start on your minimalist journey? (05:39) Who inspired you to adopt minimalism? (09:06) How do you convert other family members to minimalism to ensure peace when you’re living in close quarters? (11:32) How important is it to recognize what you’ve accomplished? (12:46) Is leading by example the...

Duration:00:49:40