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HOW TO BE A MINIMALIST

THE SUSTAINABLE WAY
A 5-part podcast from Defying Space
 
Have you ever wondered how you can make living sustainably more efficient? It’s often the harder way of doing things lets be honest.
 
By focusing on the zero waste movement alongside minimalist ideals, I’m going to explore the ways both of these lifestyles support each other, as well as some of the aspects of each that are a little harder to reconcile.
 
So the objective here, in a nutshell, is to explore the idea of a more responsible minimalism and merge that with a rewarding sustainable lifestyle, but one which doesn’t compromise the sense of wellbeing that the simplicity of minimalism promotes.
 
Intrigued? Listen on…
 
Interested in the accompanying online course and book? CLICK HERE!
Illustration: @sifamustafadraws | Music: Charangos / LATASHÁ
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Such a great podcast! Passionate but pragmatic, Nash is hugely engaging...

I often find that many single-speaker podcasts have a bit of an unwieldy structure... Listening to your podcast was like listening to a well-crafted story.

Even if you are living a thoroughly sustainable lifestyle, I bet you'll learn something from this thoughtful podcast!

Nash has a balanced view of the world, making people feel included instead of excluded...

EPISODE ONE – THE PROBLEM

Today, we’re addressing what I call The Problem. On the face of it, Minimalism and sustainability are quite compatible. After all, I found things like the Zero Waste movement through Minimalism, and it’s not uncommon for people to combine the two. But we can’t ignore the part privilege and perfectionism play in these lifestyles. This episode explores these issues, and provide the foundation of the ideas throughout this series.

EPISODE TWO – STOCKTAKING

Today’s topic is stocktaking. It’s about evaluating, and goes a little deeper than decluttering, as it’s a moment that requires you to stop and take stock of your life more widely; we can never extricate external factors from our personal lives and our homes.  By considering what our core values are, we can then consider how we can ensure that that process is as sustainable as possible, and how we can apply that to not only decluttering, but to our waste more generally, as well as looking forward into the post-decluttering phase.

EPISODE THREE – WHAT’S GOING OUT?

The question I’m answering today is, “What’s Going Out?” What’s leaving our homes? By being mindful about what we discard now, we are ideally placed to ensure that what we bring into our homes from now on is done with an item’s lifecycle in mind, the longevity, the quality, its recyclability or resale value, how it degrades and so on. Thinking about this now with what you already have, will ensure a better more environmentally aware decision-making process in the future.

EPISODE FOUR – WHAT’S COMING IN?

Today, I’ll be sharing ways you can stem the flow of anything superfluous coming into your home. After all, once you’ve felt the benefits of downsizing your possessions you’ll want to keep things that way. This episode represents an important juncture in your journey. It’s the point at which you start to feel like you have control over things. How should you approach anything you purchase from now on? How do you deal with thoughtful and well-meaning gifts? What about junk mail, spam, official documents?

EPISODE FIVE – OUTCOMES

This episode brings together what we’ve learned about combining sustainability and minimalism; despite the occasional disparity between them, they’re a pretty great model for modern living. What I hope I’ve demonstrated is that this particular combination has the potential to provide an accessible and flexible set of positive outcomes for everyone, if approached with an enthusiastic mindset and realistic goals. By getting to the bottom of what motivates you, you can put them front and centre of everything you do.

defying space podcast image

HOW TO BE A MINIMALIST

THE SUSTAINABLE WAY
A 5-part podcast from Defying Space
 
Have you ever wondered how you can make living sustainably more efficient? It’s often the harder way of doing things lets be honest.
 
By focusing on the zero waste movement alongside minimalist ideals, I’m going to explore the ways both of these lifestyles support each other, as well as some of the aspects of each that are a little harder to reconcile.
 
So the objective here, in a nutshell, is to explore the idea of a more responsible minimalism and merge that with a rewarding sustainable lifestyle, but one which doesn’t compromise the sense of wellbeing that the simplicity of minimalism promotes.
 
Intrigued? Listen on…
 
Interested in the accompanying online course and book? CLICK HERE!
 
Illustration: @sifamustafadraws | Music: Charangos / LATASHÁ

EPISODE ONE – THE PROBLEM

EPISODE TWO – STOCKTAKING

EPISODE THREE – WHAT’S GOING OUT?

EPISODE FOUR – WHAT’S COMING IN?

EPISODE FIVE – OUTCOMES