‘The greatest threat to success is not failure but boredom’ – James Clear My back hurts, my feet hurt and I’m tired in a muscle fatigue kind of way. I […]
In my experience it takes twenty days for a new habit to stop feeling weird and start to feel like something you ‘just do’. It takes ninety days for it […]
I saw a really great quote from James Clear today. ‘The more you let a single belief define you, the less capable you are of adapting when life challenges you.’ […]
It’s hard enough getting all your steps in every day when life is normal. In a virus lock-down situation it can be really challenging. It’s crazy how little you can […]
So myself and my family are now in lock-down due to the spread of Covid-19. In New Zealand that means that only essential services, food, medical etc can operate. Unfortunately […]
There’s no doubt that we are living in challenging times. Routines, small issues and things we take for granted are all disturbed when something like the current Covid-19 pandemic arises. […]
Have you ever self sabotaged? I ask this because I caught myself beginning a process of self sabotage this week. I didn’t even notice I was doing it at first. […]
Ages ago, I submitted one of my early blog posts to Minimalism Life in the hopes that they would publish it. Minimalism Life is a collaborative project between The Minimalists, Minimalissimo, and 5 […]
We’ve been working hard on arranging all the content on the Lean Minimalist site in a more user friendly way over the last few months and now have a much […]
I just saw a re-tweet that had originated with The Minimalists that made me do a double take and a re-think. ‘What would the best version of myself do?” Now […]
School is about to go back here in New Zealand and our family has been discussing covering exercise books. Now I hate covering exercise books with a passion. I’m sure […]
Recently I was going through some old phone photos and videos. They were from a few years ago when my younger daughter was still a toddler. Taken in our old, […]
I think the real lesson I’ve learned this year is that despite the obstacles, the chaos and the general randomness of life, attempting to live intentionally creates a solid, reassuring theme through it all.
For years before I started to pursue minimalism as a way of life I was a champion organised hoarder. I could satisfy my need to be on top of things by making sure that everything was labelled or in it's assigned container. Whole days were spent putting things in order when it all got out of hand, which of course it always does when you live with someone else who has better things to do than keep everything just so.
Earlier this year I wrote a post about managing workplace clutter and my own personal quest for a minimal ‘lean’ workspace. At the time, I wasn’t sure how easy my seriously pared down workspace was going to work out. Would I be buried under clutter a few months later, or constantly frustrated by having nowhere to put anything?
With a full time job and two kids, combined with the usual share of winter ailments, life is full of distractions and diversions that pull me away from focusing on actions that will move me further down the path I want to follow.