Decluttering my desk/ workspace

So February is supposed to be decluttering several areas of my life. One of the first physical spaces I started with was desk/ workspace. My hope is that with a tidy, clean workspace I will be less distracted and will be able to focus on things again, I find myself so quickly distracted these days. … Continue reading Decluttering my desk/ workspace

Lessons from a year without buying new clothing

In this year aside from partaking in the 333 challenge I decided to commit to not buying any new item of clothing, including second-hand clothing, shoes, bags etc, in 2018. One reason was to become more mindful of my spending and my consumption. On average Germans purchase up to 60 pieces of clothing a year … Continue reading Lessons from a year without buying new clothing

Digital Detox: 24 hours offline

digital detox, noun “a period of time during which a person refrains from using electronic devices such as smartphones or computers, regarded as an opportunity to reduce stress or focus on social interaction in the physical world.” -www.dictionary.com   In a world where people look at their phone an average of 30 times a day, … Continue reading Digital Detox: 24 hours offline

Is It Time for Us to Rethink How We Give Gifts? — Becoming Minimalist

“Twenty-five years ago, Christmas was not the burden that it is now. There was less haggling and weighing, less quid pro quo, less fatigue of body, less wearing of soul; and, most of all, there was less loading up with trash.” —Meredith Deland in Harper’s Bazaar, 1904 Giving gifts is an expression of love, and it… … Continue reading Is It Time for Us to Rethink How We Give Gifts? — Becoming Minimalist