While tips and strategies have been helpful in my simplicity journey, nothing inspires me more than reading real stories, hearing real joys, and getting a little glimpse into the life of someone striving to be more with less.
It is our stories that heal, motivate, and inspire. I love sharing the big changes in my life, but they all come down to hundreds of small steps and stories. Each small story has a place and has contributed to my transformation. Think back over the last few years and reflect on your stories. They all made a difference, and you are connected in some way to each of them.
So, I had this idea, a way to use our stories collectively to move others (and each other). This is for bloggers and non-bloggers alike, and espeically for those of you who want to inspire but don’t know how to reach people.
As a community, let’s start a movement on Instagram. Let’s inspire others to simplify their lives with the power of our stories. Consider this a community micro-blog experiment. You don’t need a special talent or expensive equipment to participate. All you need is the camera on your phone, words from your heart, and a little vulnerability.
Share your stories with a little glimpse into your simplicity journey. It might be a big hero’s journey, or a small story about your simple lunch, morning routine, or any of the small, meaningful stories in between.
How to Participate
- Download the free Instagram App on your phone if you haven’t already
- Find and follow me: @bemorewithless (or click this link)
- Post your images and tell a short story
- Include these hashtags: #bemorewithless & #simplicitystories
You can share more than one story about how simplicity is part of your life. Share one a day, or one a week, or whatever makes you happy.
I’ll be searching for your simple stories on Instagram using the hashtags, sharing them and connecting with you. If there is enough interest, I’ll do a roundup post next month right here on the blog featuring some of your beautiful stories of simplicity. Spread the word too. This is a movement after all.
This movement doesn’t have official rules about how many words to post, what kind of images to share, or a specific end date. I do recommend sharing your complete story on Instagram instead of asking people to visit another link or site, but otherwise, let’s just let it unfold.
You might be just starting to be more with less or like me, you’ve been at it for a few years. Wherever you are, your stories have power. My stories may have resonated with some of you, but they don’t meet everyone where they are. Your stories can bridge that gap and together we demonstrate the power of simplicity.
You can find me on Instagram here: @bemorewithless and once you complete the steps above, you are welcome to comment below with your Instagram handle.