HAIR : Cut out all chemicals. Stop using store products. Either use edible stuff (foods) or water or a combo of the two. You Tube has lots of guidance on this. You can start by looking up “no shampoo”. MAKE-UP : Stop wearing make-up. Even using an eyelash curler. NAILS : Stop messing with your nails.… Read More Hair, Make-Up and Nails: How to Save Time, Money and Energy While Being Kind to Nature
Let’s simplify this pile together. You don’t have to make any decisions. Just be here with me. This one’s a tough one and I could really use the company and moral support. _____________________________________ I just pulled out my last stashed pile of stuff to simplify (besides papers). It’s all “meaningless” stuff. Then why can’t I… Read More Let’s Simplify This Pile Together
Accumulating can be “accomplished” in multiple ways. It’s not just about things that we purchase. It’s trickier than that. Here are a few ways that accumulating can sneak up on us and wreck havoc with our simplicity and minimalism efforts: 1. Through daily mail. More stuff to do. Maybe it’s a bill. Maybe an unsolicited… Read More Ways to Unwittingly Accumulate
I would like to soon no longer concentrate on my stuff so that I can move on to the juice of living. In the meantime, however… About three weeks ago I listed my goals for material minimalism in a post titled, “Minimalism Mission: One Knapsack, One Carry-On, One Suitcase and One Body”. I thought I was… Read More My Possessions Inventory: Is It Too Much Stuff?
I write this post from the standpoint of a fledgling, not a master. Having come thus far with material minimalism, I now choose to tackle chatter: accumulation and excess of the mouth and the mind. I CHOOSE THE ART OF SILENCE This will not be a diet where I hold my tongue. It will be a strategic, yet non-violent, war.… Read More Minimalism of the Mouth: The Mastery of Silence
The greatest key to minimizing: STOP FREAKIN’ ACCUMULATING! 🙂
YOU DID IT. HORRAY! You got rid of your extra stuff. Woohoo! You are now officially a minimalist. Sure, your world is lighter, and it feels great. You have arrived. But wait! Why does it feel kind of weird, like maybe nothing has truly changed? Why does something feel amiss? Off-kilter? At first glance, it doesn’t… Read More You Got Rid of Your Stuff! So Now What? — Life Beyond and Beneath Minimalism