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404 | Souvenir Clutter

The Minimalists Podcast

Release Date: 08/07/2023

420 | Possession Reduction show art 420 | Possession Reduction

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The Minimalists speak with Leo Babauta from Zen Habits about bringing meaning to our everyday lives and getting back on track with minimalism. Watch all 2 hours of episode 420 on . Discussed in this episode: How can I bring meaning to my everyday life? (02:33) How do I get back on track after falling off the minimalism wagon? (16:03) Are smartphones a minimalist tool or a maximalist device? (30:40) Is being a minimalist just another form of identity clutter? (37:40) Detailed show notes:  Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: 

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419 | Unhappy Billionaires show art 419 | Unhappy Billionaires

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The Minimalists speak with Rey Flemings, “concierge to the 1%,” about the problem with luxury goods, finding happiness in what we already have, and why people care too much about the size of their homes. Watch all 2 hours of episode 419 on . Discussed in this episode: How do I find happiness in what I already have? (02:20) Why do we obsess over the square footage of our homes? (30:08) Can luxury goods and high fashion be a form of artistic expression? (43:13) Detailed show notes:  Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: 

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418 | Mind Shift show art 418 | Mind Shift

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The Minimalists speak with Erwin Raphael McManus about the upsides and downsides of changing your mind, finding the motivation to pursue your dreams, and more. Watch all 2 hours of episode 418 on . Discussed in this episode: Why is it difficult for us to change our minds? (02:01) How can I rekindle the motivation to pursue my dreams? (12:30) How can I enjoy downtime without needing to be productive? (21:51) How does this experiment demonstrate why The Minimalists don’t run ads on our podcast? (26:30) Detailed show notes:  Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: 

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417 | Useless Things show art 417 | Useless Things

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The Minimalists talk about what makes a possession useless and why it’s not your responsibility to manage the material expectations of others. Watch all 2 hours of episode 417 on . Discussed in this episode: What can I do with my old school lesson plans? (01:49) How can I manage my father’s expectations without causing conflict? (11:48) Why do people pay to keep things in storage lockers? (23:51) What do The Minimalists’ think about Feng Shui? (34:03) Detailed show notes:  Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: 

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416 | Frustrating Downsides of Minimizing show art 416 | Frustrating Downsides of Minimizing

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The Minimalists talk about the frustrating effects of decluttering, and then they interview Adrienne Jezick from Morozko Forge about the benefits of ice baths. Watch all 2 hours of episode 416 on . Discussed in this episode: How does minimalism affect one’s daily routine? (02:50) What can Morozko Forge founder Adrienne Jezick tell us about the benefits of cold exposure? (13:05) How do we address the emotional loneliness that comes after indulging in retail therapy? (38:05) How do we deal with the chaos of too much stuff when we’re our home’s primary caretaker? (47:15) Detailed show...

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415 | Freebies show art 415 | Freebies

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The Minimalists talk about saying no to free stuff. Watch all 3 hours of episode 415 on . Discussed in this episode: How can I say no to all the freebies my employer keeps trying to give me? (02:00) How can I overcome my all-or-nothing mentality? (13:55) What can I do to stay out of the stuff rat race? (26:55) How can I stop holding on to just-in-case items? (44:00) Detailed show notes:  Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: 

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414 | Emotional Baggage show art 414 | Emotional Baggage

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The Minimalists speak with Dr. Bradley Nelson about identifying and letting go of emotional baggage. Watch all 2 hours of episode 414 on . Discussed in this episode: How can I let go of the idealized mother figure I conceptualized to cope with my childhood trauma? (02:00) How does The Body Code apply to physical pain? (14:30) How can we let go of the things that evoke painful emotions for us? (34:18) How can I eliminate the emotional clutter that stops me from minimizing? (42:13) Why does our culture seem to discourage stillness as a valid state of being? (47:30) Detailed show notes: ...

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413 | Harm Caused by Decluttering show art 413 | Harm Caused by Decluttering

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The Minimalists talk about the balance between holding on and letting go. Watch all 2 hours of episode 413 on . Discussed in this episode: How can I let go of possessions my daughter doesn’t want me to let go of? (02:39) Can digital music become clutter? (14:06) Is each successive generation getting better at decluttering? (25:43) How can we let go of the belief that we need to be perfect to do something? (32:24) Detailed show notes:  Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: 

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412 | Building a Non-Anxious Life show art 412 | Building a Non-Anxious Life

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The Minimalists speak with psychologist Dr. John Delony about finding peace in difficult times. Watch all 2 hours of episode 412 on . Discussed in this episode: How can I learn to be at peace with myself? (02:27) How can I get back custody of my children? (12:29) Why do The Minimalists post to social media? (22:50) What if peace isn’t our natural state? (29:30) Detailed show notes:  Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: 

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411 | House Full of Junk show art 411 | House Full of Junk

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The Minimalists talk about getting rid of things even if you think they won’t add value to others. Watch all 2 hours of episode 411 on . Discussed in this episode: What can I do with my items that I think won’t add value to others? (03:18) How can I opt-out of my workplace’s themed dress-up days? (16:14) Why do The Minimalists put out so much content? (26:13) Where can I learn more about minimalist meetup groups? (31:30) Detailed show notes:  Join The Minimalists Private Podcast: 

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The Minimalists talk about avoiding souvenirs, resisting impulse, and minimizing tattoos. Watch all 2 hours of episode 404 on The Minimalists Private Podcast.

Discussed in this episode:

How can I control the fear of missing out when on vacation? (01:54)

How can I address the fear of the unknown as I contemplate removing my tattoos? (16:25)

How can we resist impulse purchases when presented with the attitude that “life is short, so why not just buy it?” (26:20)

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