So here I am looking back on the past week. Three notable incidents have occurred that have shown me I’m becoming happier and am able to positively look forward.
“Today is the second Wednesday I’ve taken off since I took the decision to ‘minimise’ my working life and go from a 5-day working week to a 4-day working week.”
It’s now 3 weeks since I’ve taken advice from The Minimalists and have been shedding the excess from my life.
So far I’ve gotten rid of about 20% of my material possessions – and am asking ‘why’ when doing so. To be honest, I didn’t have a lot of stuff when I started – perhaps far less than the average person – but I already feel a little lighter knowing that I’ll be left with items that represent my intentional decisions.
Something that’s become quite apparent in the first couple of weeks into my minimalism journey, is the fact I’m making more deliberate choices – adding action, so to speak.
I’m reading this book as part of a mission to get through a bookshelf of books that I have owned for ages, but have never read. I’m giving brief weekly updates & reviews of the stories so far. Here’s the first update to It.
With inspiration from The Minimalists and their book, I’m starting to shed the excess from my life. The idea is that once the excess is gone, I can concentrate on what actually matters: my professional ambitions, my family, my friends, my hobbies. My writing.
I’ve already started to list a few material items on eBay and intend to either sell or donate about a third of my book collection.
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