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
From 845 Ratings


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.


  • Short sweet to the point

    By alexanotalexis
    Will be reading this book every month. Until it becomes habitual
  • Solid primer

    By De.Signer
    This book was a good primer. I just think more detailed strategies (or specific examples, like for organizing things like your closet, drawers, etc) would make this book a more helpful guide.
  • Highly recommend

    By Aliqbdel
    Lots of useful information
  • Would’ve been 5 but…

    By chickadee.up
    Good content. Being an atheist I mentally rolled my eyes when the author brought Gods love into the book. Otherwise a very simple and easy to understand read that you could share with family or friends in order to help them understand your life changes.
  • Best book I read all twenty twenty Two!😊 thank you Emily !!

    By teesy5
    Everything in this book is so understandable and it make me look at life a lot different now its totally worth reading !!! Thank u so much im going to check out the rest of your book right now! 💙📚
  • Simple directions to follow..

    By rsanjuan98
    I read this as a way to see Minimalism from another’s perspective of the lifestyle. I learned that I am a Minimalist but certain rules I should follow (or at least steps i should consider doing). It definitely was a good read that was worth it.
  • Great quick read for minimalism

    By Iray50
    Thank you! Great quick read to introduce to minimalism!
  • Minimalisms

    By Sun-Kisses
    This book is great for beginners or for people who already started and need a boost of support and knowledge in their journey
  • Great read

    By harjr2
    Wow! Quick and easy read, also very entertaining. I can’t wait to get started. I still have Marie … what’s the name, book; too much to read on organizing ha. I like short and to the point reads. Thank you! Heading to get another book by same author!
  • Minimalism made easy

    By Keefer259
    I don’t believe the extreme minimalist lifestyle is for me, but I have been curious as to how minimalists make it possible. This book was a gentle, step-by-step guide to nudge you in that direction. Her steps and practices seem attainable and easy. It has definitely given me a different perspective and mindset, which I would imagine is the overall goal.