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The 21-Day Minimalism Challenge

Learn How to Get Your Life Decluttered, Simplified & Organized
Narrated by: Francie Wyck
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The 21-Day Minimalism Challenge, the first book in the 21-Day Challenge series!

Are you tired of stress and clutter collecting in your life?

Are you ready to take action, get off the beaten path, and learn more about the benefits of minimalism?

By living a more minimalist lifestyle, you invite calm and quiet into your daily life, you become more efficient, and you take action with more conviction than before. You don't fall prey to cheesy advertising, and you make your own goals. You think of money as a tool to reach your goals, and not the goal itself.

Being minimalist in today's world can feel a bit like swimming upstream. This book will be a good starting point, a catalyst, and maybe even a kick in the pants if you've had enough of chaos, mess, and disorganization in your life.

Listening about minimalism is a good start, but minimalism is something to do - it requires action! Therefore, each of the 21 days will have a unique exercise that you can apply in your own life right away. With each new challenge, you will move towards a more organized and simplified life.

The 21-Day Minimalism Challenge will help you to:

  • Get a deeper understanding of what minimalism really is and how it can improve your life
  • Let go of belongings that no longer serve you
  • Recognize the different areas in life that can benefit from decluttering such as relationships, diet, and time commitments
  • Develop new shopping habits
  • Find your own minimalist style
  • And much more inside!

Learn how minimalism can create more calm and focus in your life today! Are you ready to take the challenge?

©2015 Ingrid Lindberg (P)2015 21 Day Challenges

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  • Mike
  • 16-02-2016

Actionable advice and tips to start living a minim

Where does The 21-Day Minimalism Challenge rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The “21-Day Minimalist Challenge” is a useful book if you’re looking for a quick introduction to the philosophy of minimalism. The book provides actionable advice and tips to start living a minimalist lifestyle in 21 days. Each day, the book gives you an exercise to do in order to reach your goal, making the process practical and easy to follow.

I’m moving house this summer and this book gave me some motivation to really get started with decluttering. This will not only save me time in moving all my stuff, but I have to say it also feels refreshing to throw away things you don’t really need!

Minimalism, however, is much more than just decluttering alone: it’s also a way of life and a new, refreshing perspective on things. In the West, we are so used to treating physical possessions as absolute necessities for our happiness. But are all those possessions truly necessary and aren’t we much better off collecting moments instead of things? This book will help you declutter, but by giving an insight into the philosophy of minimalism it also invites you to form a new perspective on what’s truly important in life. Very useful book!

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  • Jordan
  • 23-05-2016

Happy to find this guide in audio format

I'm happy to find this guide in audio format!

It's wise and deep, yet makes me laugh out loud every now and then because of the author's witty humor.

The biggest eye opener for me was that, without really realizing it, I thought I would be happier if I had more money, a beautiful car, a big house etc. But the thought of one of my best friends who has all this kept nagging me. He is still in this state of "not enough", still wanting more, which makes him feel exactly the same as I do: needing more before I can be happy. This book touched on this issue with the advice not to chase happiness by owning and accumulating more stuff, but instead to focus on living a MEANINGFUL life and collect experiences and memories rather then material possessions.

I also liked the part where you are encouraged to find your own style of minimalism. This really took some pressure off of me; realizing minimalism should be about a feeling of relief and liberation, not about deprivation and unhappiness.

It's a 21-day challenge, but the author says that this is just a guideline, you can spend a little longer on some days if you feel you need to. I chose to spend 2 days on each day, making it more like a 6 week challenge which combined better for me with the demands of work. 6 weeks gave me plenty of time to process everything, while keeping me motivated with a new exercise every other day. If you're working fulltime like me, I would recommend this, or do the challenge during a holiday period.

In summery, if you like the concept of Minimalism, but aren't sure how to start implementing it in your life, I can really recommend this challenge.

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  • Ida Nielsen
  • 26-05-2017

inspiring

Love that I'm now able to listen to some of my favorite kindle books via Audible, I usually put them on in the train on my way to work, listen to 1 chapter, and then ponder about the daily exercise. Turns a boring commute into valuable me-time :)

I thought the minimalist challenge was very inspiring and I like how the author emphasized that everyone has their own style of minimalism.

The narration was easy to follow for a non-native English speaker.

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  • James
  • 15-06-2017

great challenge

I enjoyed the approach taken here. There isn't a lot of unnecessary hand holding and you-can-do-it-if only-you-think-positive non-sense. Instead there are practical tips and a real world perspective delivered in a clear and straightforward way. Well done.

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  • Nancy
  • 11-06-2017

not your usual minimalism guide

Wonderful guide, simply written with concepts and projects that can be added and thought of in everyday life to help people reduce stress significantly by decluttering life, environment and mind. It changed my perspectives and, yes, albeit cheesy, also my life. Looking forward to reading more in this series!

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  • John
  • 30-11-2017

Unique approach to minimalism

I don't have much discipline and often give up before even trying, but this approach, having a small and realistic task every day works for me. All the small changes and activities really add up after 1+ weeks and I'm feeling much better. Cannot recommend this series enough!

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  • Mick
  • 26-11-2017

3-week commitment

I like the 3-week commitment; it's realistic and kept me motivated for the duration of the challenge. This is a book to come back to every now and then to stay on track, cannot recommend it enough!

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  • Kayla J.
  • 27-05-2017

simple and effective guidelines

Like the book. Some good tips on getting started with minimalism. Narrated by Francie Wyck, pleasant to listen to.

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  • Naomi S
  • 07-10-2019

a really nice concise guide to minimalism

I happened to watch the documentary on Minimalism on Netflix and had decided that this was something I wanted to explore more about because ever since I have graduated from being a student to a working adult, I have not been able to control my expenses having found this whole new freedom to purchase stuff without feeling too guilty about spending my dad's money - but that has slowly escalated into buying things for the sake of it, hoarding things and shopping stuff just for a distraction or as a means of procrastination. And ironically, even though I buy stuff thinking that purchasing it will make me happy, my bank balance which is in shambles by the end of the month leaves me feeling extremely depressed and angry at myself.

So I picked this handy little book on Audible.

It's a really nice concise guide to minimalism. The chapters are short and crisp, the writing is good, not preachy or patronizing. In fact, I gave it one extra star just for the way it has been written! A very very good start for someone like me who is looking to explore it and incorporate it into their life. The chapters are short and sweet and divided into different themes. It's long enough to be informative, and short enough not to get repetitive or boring. A nice book to listen to leisurely in parts

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  • Johnny Graham
  • 06-10-2019

worth a read

When reading these type of books, I always feel like you had to do what works for you. If you can find a small change that will better your life then it was worth it. All the tips are not going to work for everyone and it's too overwhelming to try and implement all of them. I found a few things that worked for me and make it worth the read.

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  • 29-06-2019

Actionable advice and tips

The “21-Day Minimalist Challenge” is a useful book if you’re looking for a quick introduction to the philosophy of minimalism. The book provides actionable advice and tips to start living a minimalist lifestyle in 21 days. Each day, the book gives you an exercise to do in order to reach your goal, making the process practical and easy to follow.

I’m moving house this summer and this book gave me some motivation to really get started with decluttering. This will not only save me time in moving all my stuff, but I have to say it also feels refreshing to throw away things you don’t really need!

Minimalism, however, is much more than just decluttering alone: it’s also a way of life and a new, refreshing perspective on things. In the West, we are so used to treating physical possessions as absolute necessities for our happiness. But are all those possessions truly necessary and aren’t we much better off collecting moments instead of things? This book will help you declutter, but by giving an insight into the philosophy of minimalism it also invites you to form a new perspective on what’s truly important in life. Very useful book!

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  • 02-07-2019

Happy to find this guide on Audible

I'm happy to find this guide in audio format!

It's wise and deep, yet makes me laugh out loud every now and then because of the author's witty humor.

The biggest eye opener for me was that, without really realizing it, I thought I would be happier if I had more money, a beautiful car, a big house etc. But the thought of one of my best friends who has all this kept nagging me. He is still in this state of "not enough", still wanting more, which makes him feel exactly the same as I do: needing more before I can be happy. This book touched on this issue with the advice not to chase happiness by owning and accumulating more stuff, but instead to focus on living a MEANINGFUL life and collect experiences and memories rather then material possessions.

I also liked the part where you are encouraged to find your own style of minimalism. This really took some pressure off of me; realizing minimalism should be about a feeling of relief and liberation, not about deprivation and unhappiness.

It's a 21-day challenge, but the author says that this is just a guideline, you can spend a little longer on some days if you feel you need to. I chose to spend 2 days on each day, making it more like a 6 week challenge which combined better for me with the demands of work. 6 weeks gave me plenty of time to process everything, while keeping me motivated with a new exercise every other day. If you're working fulltime like me, I would recommend this, or do the challenge during a holiday period.

In summery, if you like the concept of Minimalism, but aren't sure how to start implementing it in your life, I can really recommend this challenge.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-07-2019

not your usual minimalism guide

Wonderful guide, simply written with concepts and projects that can be added and thought of in everyday life to help people reduce stress significantly by decluttering life, environment and mind. It changed my perspectives and, yes, albeit cheesy, also my life. Looking forward to reading more in this series!

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  • Ida
  • 05-07-2019

great series!!

Love that I'm now able to listen to some of my favorite kindle books via Audible, I usually put them on in the train on my way to work, listen to 1 chapter, and then ponder about the daily exercise. Turns a boring commute into valuable me-time :)

The advice in this book was nothing I didn't knew, but did a great job in filling that gap between knowing you have to do something and actually doing it. I really appreciate the 21 day challenge concept, it works for me.

The narration was easy to follow for a non-native English speaker.

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  • Johnny Graham
  • 06-10-2019

worth the read

When reading these type of books, I always feel like you had to do what works for you. If you can find a small change that will better your life then it was worth it. All the tips are not going to work for everyone and it's too overwhelming to try and implement all of them. I found a few things that worked for me and make it worth the read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-07-2019

loved it!

Loved it from start to finish. An inspiring book. Great narrator. Definitively worth listening to.

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  • Naomi S
  • 15-10-2019

define your own level of minimalism

I've read a couple of books on minimalist lifestyle, and this is one of the best in my opinion. I like that it stresses that each one of us can define our own level of minimalism. It's merely a method of reducing possessions to the one that are necessary and truly matter to us, and not owning just to pretend or 'someday I'll do' things. I think that if you want only one book on minimalism and how to do it, it is this one.

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  • Natasha
  • 14-07-2019

very helpful one-step-at-a-time guide

Truly a fantastic book with lots of great insights and golden nuggets for how to make small but powerful changes. I loved it and live by what I have learned. If you want to uplevel your life but don’t know how to start, this is for you.

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  • Krista
  • 09-07-2019

Helpful!

What I liked best about this book is the breakdown into 21 days, with each day having an exercise/task. There's a lot of good self-help books out there, but this one guides you in making actual change instead of just reading about it. Also good for people like me that can't concentrate for more than a few minutes; the chapters are short and to the point.

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  • Nicole
  • 05-07-2019

LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!!

Very funny, easy to listen to, gave great insight and was a very quick listen!

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