I have given everything I see in this room [on this street, from this window, in this place] all the meaning that it has for me.
Here you find a list of books about minimalism, mustachianism, environmentalism and other -isms related to Intentionalista topics. Have a good read!
The purpose of the workbook is to train your mind in a systematic way to a different perception of everyone and everything in the world.
My partner in crime is not a minimalist. Thankfully, he is not a maximalist, either. The art of tidying up is just not one of his specialties according to my standards.
I am not religious. I'm very sceptical and hard to convince. But I'm also open-minded and when it sounds logical to me after I scrutinized something a lot, you got me. A Course In Miracles got me.
You need a plan because there will be moments you will get triggerd to buy. If you don't have planned out how to handle these situations, you will be screwed.
I'm doing it because of the difficulty of it, not despite of it. The goal is to eliminate the urge to buy. Cold turkey drug rehab style.
Procrastination. [proh-kras-tuh-ney-shuh n]. Noun. The action of delaying or postponing something. Mostly applied when trying something new. Always fueled by fear.
Look for the, bare necessities. The simple bare necessities. Forget about your worries and your strife.
Without actively learning about personal finance, you won't achieve anything financially other than what the norm is. Again, the norm is a nightmare. It is bankruptcy in the worst case scenario and living paycheck to paycheck without fulfilling your dreams in best case scenario. That doesn't sound appealing, does it?
Optimizing the resources you already have available to you, i.e. your body, your income, your time, taxes, while also ignoring all the fluff of a convenience oriented consumer culture.
When I looked into the cupboard at my mom's house to find some chocolate, I found a bottle of Moët & Chandon champagne. That bottle is standing there for years waiting to be opened.
Everyone closer to me than a stranger knows I'm not a morning person. Like. At. All. I know this so well because society forced me to ignore that clock too often in the past. And I hated every bit of it.
So, last year a group of colleagues and I had some drinks which we do on a regular basis. I planned it and called it not my birthday celebration drinks. No. presents. for. Laura.
Explaining minimalism is like explaining an orgasm. It's impossible to explain to someone what an orgasm is and how it feels like. But when you have one, you know!
Before I found minimalism I was more a fashionista than an intentionalista. Guess what, you can be both!
I did a No Buy Month back in January and now the question is: What did it bring? Some pros are pretty obvious, some were unexpected. Same goes with the cons.