Topic: Minimalist

Minimalist Monday: What to do with sentimental items (how to honor your memories without stuff) Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: Minimalist

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 from our very large, very spacious, two-bedroom apartment to the teeny tiny studio, I can ...

Minimalist Monday: Never live someone else's dream! Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: Minimalist

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) I always tried to be the person everyone expected me to be. Even though it ...

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

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 internalize just exactly what I had done. What I had built and accomplished. (Thank you ...

Minimalist Monday: The Task Snowball — How to Get Things Done (Be More Productive) Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: Minimalist

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 against all logic, but you accomplish so much less when you multi-task. (If you haven ...

Minimalist Monday: 5 EASY Habits to Help Minimize Distractions and Maximize Productivity Posted by:Lindsay S. Nixon Category: Minimalist

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 promotion. (Or still even worse, the company laying people off because profits are down ...


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