Traumatic Events That Create Minimalists & How They Can Inspire You

My own minimalist journey began in small life-changing realizations. It didn’t necessarily start all at once, but being a large part of the minimalist community, I couldn’t help but start to see patterns emerge in some of the major life events that inspired people to turn away from possessions and begin practicing minimalism. To really get a better idea if my suspicions were correct, I took a poll of around 200 minimalists to see what they said sparked their journey. Some had just decided to practice it, but for the most part, I began to see very clear patterns emerging born out of traumatic life experiences. Here’s the breakdown of the top 5 I noticed and how we can use these lessons to inspire us to live a more purpose-filled, simplified life.