There is something to be said about the minimalist movement: live with less clutter (both physical and mental), and focus on the important things. In the hustle of modern life, we often get bogged down by stress and resort to mindless consumerism and vices that detract from our ability as humans to contribute our talents to the world.
What does this have to do with the Paleo movement and the Primal Challenge, you ask? Much like Bridget’s Simple living post, minimalism in the Paleo lifestyle allows us to focus on what’s important, much like our ancestors. Did they have aisles upon aisles of grocery store food from which to choose? No, they had wild plants and animals. Did they have shopping malls loaded with modern conveniences and pointless accessories? No, they had Mother Nature and its beauty. Did they have electronic gadgets to distract them? No, they had real relationships and community.
Minimalism is an all-encompassing lifestyle that fits logically with Paleo living: eat less frequently with fewer ingredients, embrace Nature, and strengthen relationships with others.