Blog Topic: Minimalist

Minimalist Monday: What to do with sentimental items (how to honor your memories without stuff)

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When I think back to the source of my clutter (pre-minimalist), one big culprit, if not the biggest, was our barrage of sentimental items.

I can distinctly remember one of our closets (one out of the two total closets we had in our studio apartment), being half full by boxes of sentimental items -- pictures, childhood things, T-shirts, and what have you.

Even when we downsized ...


Minimalist Monday: Never live someone else's dream!

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This comment bubbled up on my Minimalist Monday post, The Biggest 'Minimalist' Decision I'll Ever Make (I have a Huge Confession....)

"My husband always says, "Never live someone else's dream.""

The comment hit home for me as this is something I succumbed to... and despite "freeing" myself, still openly grapple with.


For a long time (as far back as I can remember, actually ...


Minimalist Monday: Figuring Out What You Want & Getting It. Your 9-5 Exit Strategy (& How I Created This Fabulous Life)

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When I finally found the courage to openly talk about my (past) depression, a mini-series of Minimalist Monday posts popped up as a result. I called the final post "Exit Strategy" because it talked about how I escaped a job I hated to chase my passion and find a career I love, that has purpose, etc.

The feedback from those three posts also helped me ...


Minimalist Monday: The Task Snowball — How to Get Things Done (Be More Productive)

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Productivity has been a popular topic on Minimalist Monday. It's one of those things I keep trying to get better at, especially as I dive deeper and deeper into my minimalism.

My big breakthrough was when I stopped multi-tasking and started to single task. It's shocking how much more productive you are when you narrow in and stop jumping between tasks. It goes ...


Minimalist Monday: 5 EASY Habits to Help Minimize Distractions and Maximize Productivity

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Studies show time and time again that distractions are costly (the email "ding" alone costs $70 billion a year in lost revenues) (source). 

Even if you're not a business owner, this is still a scary thought as an employee. Not getting enough done can mean late nights at work, taking work home, working on the weekend or worse ---- missing out on that raise or ...