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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What’s holding you back – The Minimalist Survey Part 3

What’s holding you back – The Minimalist Survey Part 3

The Minimalist Survey Series, part 3. Earlier this year I created a survey and asked readers about their experiences of minimalism. This series describes the themes in the responses, I hope you find them as interesting as I did.   I asked the question: What are the top three things holding you back from being more minimalist right now ?   In response you said:   Nothing – Some of you were lucky enough to be a good way...

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Minimalist Tips – The Minimalist Survey Part 2

Minimalist Tips – The Minimalist Survey Part 2

Minimalist Tips The Minimalist Survey Series, part 2. Earlier this year I created a survey and asked readers about their experiences of minimalism. This series describes the themes in the responses, I hope you find them as interesting as I did.   I asked the question: What has been the best minimalist tip you’ve adopted ?   In response you said:   Technology – Reducing use of technology, mobile phones particularly. I...

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Becoming a Minimalist – The Minimalist Survey Part 1

Becoming a Minimalist – The Minimalist Survey Part 1

Becoming a minimalist The Minimalist Survey Series, part 1. Earlier this year I created a survey and asked readers about their experiences of minimalism. This series describes the themes in the responses, I hope you find them as interesting as I did.   I asked the question: What do you feel are the best things about being a minimalist for you ?   In response you said: Health – less stress, less anxiety, better health and mind....

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The True Cost of fast fashion and consumption

This is a slight diversion to my normal post. It is however very much linked to minimalism and the effects of mindless consumption in the fashion industry. It’s a story of the true cost of consumption. I watched the movie The True Cost a few weeks ago and found it so disturbing in terms of the consequences of buying ‘a few cheap clothes’. Made all the more personal by my recent move to Cambodia where some of the garment makers...

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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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