Posts tagged Minimalism
5 Ways to Begin Simplifying Your Wants

Minimalism. It's one of those trendy things that's mildly controversial as well. So we see people becoming minimalists — or at least believing that they are — around every corner. But you want to know a secret? They're home or their office will soon be full of stuff before long. It isn't just your collection of things that needs to be simplified... it's your wants. After purging your home of unnecessary items, you'll find yourself right back where you started in a year if you never learned to quell the incessant desires of a 21st Century mind.

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The positive impact of quitting on our quality of life.

From a world where websites, social accounts, and movements can come to life within a few hours (if not, minutes), has sprung a new trend: starting something. This growing craze of starting a new project, a new book, a new blog or a new exercise program challenges a very established mental stigma against quitting. Quitting, for obvious reasons, holds a lot of negative connotation. You're not going to have millions of people starting new things without a fair percentage of them quitting half-way through.

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The Psychology of Your Environment

Everyone who knows me well knows that I like to keep a clean and semi-orderly workspace. In fact, before I sit down to write I grab a cup of coffee, light a candle, put on some instrumental music, and straighten up my space. I always thought it was because I was a neat-freak... but that doesn't make any sense. My car, while uncluttered, has dirt and leaves on the floor mats that I haven't bothered to clean out from my last camping trip. What's the difference between my obsessive need for cleanliness and order in my work space but not in my car? Why don't those traits carry over to every aspect of my life?

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The Silver Lining of an Unwelcome Pickpocket - Convenience Does Not Equal Necessity

We stood in a tram car on our way to the station. Each of us shouldered a heavy pack and held a small bag in one hand while the other hand closely guarded our pockets which carried wallets and iPhones. The small car was crowded and on more than one occasion persuaded us to shift to another nook or cranny. On one such occasion as a new swarm of pedestrians pushed their way into the tram, one of my friends was temporarily made to relinquish protection of his pockets to grab a pole. In the few seconds his hand was absent, another hand found its way in, stealing his iPhone. He realized it moments later just as the suspected pickpocket walked away and the automatic doors shut behind him.

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