I have recently begun to downsize fairly significantly, but I never wanted to consider myself a minimalist.
Awhile back, I read the book by Joshua Becker, “The More of Less”. I like his approach to minimalism. He’s very determined without being a radical.
In the devotional, he defines minimalism as “…the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of anything that distracts us from them.” That really hit home with me. I’ve spent so much of my time throughout my life storing, organizing, and caring for possessions that aren’t very important to me, at the expense of living my life doing things that are important to me.
I like living “smaller”.