Every morning I did the exact same thing upon waking up, at least until recently. Alarm goes off, still half asleep, I groggily spend 20 – 30 minutes in bed checking emails, facebook, twitter and reddit for new posts and notifications. I know that in the past I’ve archived important emails before fully noting an action that needed to be taken from them only to find out later in the day and go full facepalm. [Read more…]
The road to minimalism is not always a short one. It often takes multiple sources of inspiration, learnings and validation to understand why it makes sense to only keep that which is most important to you. There are many blog posts about minimalism, but it can be great to hear people speak passionately about their experiences of getting rid of stuff. Here are three inspirational videos that will help you down the road on your minimalism journey. [Read more…]
The scariest part of minimizing possessions and all kinds of clutter in life is the inevitable long and hard look at everything that remains. What’s left over?
Every day we’re faced with thousands of decisions and it’s been proven that we get progressively worse at making them as the day goes on. I explored the concept of making a ‘decision filter’, but now I’m looking at how those daily decisions can be best integrated into normal life. I’ve found that the most effective way to make the right choice is by simply making it more difficult to choose poorly. [Read more…]
Often, I prefer analog writing in my Moleskine notebook, particularly with a Papermate Flair M Felt-Tip Pen. When recently explaining to Amy why I enjoyed it so much, I had a realization: I type around 120 words per minute at my peak, which means that my typing often leaps my brain’s ability to come up with sufficient words to write. Creative writing often ends up being a choppy, overly calculated process. [Read more…]