Are we hiding our true values, or lying to ourselves ?

Are we hiding our true values, or lying to ourselves ?

Are we hiding our true values, or lying to ourselves ?   Over the festive season I took an extended holiday and as part of that, spent a week in Singapore. It’s been about 10 years since I’ve last visited and of course things have changed significantly in this time. In honesty though, I didn’t enjoy the trip. Now I’m going to be careful here, because I don’t particularly want to offend any of the residents,...

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Turn Black Friday into something brighter

Turn Black Friday into something brighter

It’s back again. That dreadful day. The day that many take leave of their senses and consume for consumption’s sake. This year even the police are offering a warning.  We buy things we don’t need, with money we don’t have, to impress people we don’t like.   We buy things we don’t need, with money we don’t have, to impress people we don’t like. Click To Tweet   This Black Friday I’d...

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The minimalist e-mail inbox

The minimalist e-mail inbox

Getting a minimalist e-mail inbox is not quite as hard as it initially appears. As part of my own journey to digital minimalism, as well as physical minimalism, I spent time trying to come to terms with my e-mail inbox. It wasn’t necessarily a difficult process, more of a concerted effort to find the right process and stick with it. Here’s how digital and e-mail decluttering works for me. Please feel free to add comments at the end....

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Minimalist Interview with Enjoy Life Slowly

Minimalist Interview with Enjoy Life Slowly

I was kind enough to be invited to interview with Mark and Laura from Enjoy Life Slowly. As fellow minimalists from the UK, we talked about a huge range of subjects across the minimalist and lifestyle spectrum. In the interview we talk about: How the blog Two Less Things got its name One of the biggest challenges on the minimalist journey UK vs US minimalism and how minimalism is spreading What I was trying to achieve through the blog Some of...

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Digital Clutter – BBC Radio 4’s Digital Human

Digital Clutter – BBC Radio 4’s Digital Human

Digital Clutter is becoming as big an issue as the physical clutter. BBC Radio 4’s Digital Human programme are covering the subject in the last of their series entitled, Silt. Yours truly was invited on to talk about the subject, along with varied commentary on some of the more obscure members of the decluttering environment. I haven’t heard the final programme release, but it promises to be an interesting look at where we’re...

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Finding your why – why I became a minimalist

Finding your why – why I became a minimalist

Why did I become a minimalist ? Simply put, I wasn’t happy. Decluttering made me feel enlightened, unburdened and free. The more I got rid of stuff, the more enlightened and happy I felt. I applied the same process to mental clutter, that I had to the physical, that too had the same effect. I spent less time with those people I felt didn’t bring anything to my relationships, both in my work and in my personal life. Some people called me selfish...

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