Posts filed under “Hacks”

Spontaneous Disconnection

I’m back! You can follow my shenanigans on Twitter. Since I started Minimal Student, my once a week posting schedule has forced me to reach for my laptop at least once every few days to write posts, answer email and reply to comments. Not to mention all of the other habits I’ve developed whilst being connected, like constant [...]

How I’m living a millionaire’s lifestyle and how you can too

rss | t | f | g+ The breeze is running through your hair. It smells so sweet and fresh. The sound of the sea waves parting under the boat is regular and calming. The sun is setting over the mountains and the sky is tinged in a deep pink and orange. You take a deep breath and there is just [...]

minimalism 101

I’m very happy to announce that this week, I was featured in the UK The Times newspaper magazine. It’s the biggest thing I’ve ever done in my short lifetime, and it’s incredibly humbling to realize that there are people who will listen to someone like me has to say. So, with honor, I would like [...]

My minimalist morning routine

Just because I’m a minimalist, doesn’t mean I’m an early riser. Are you surprised? I used to be a strong supporter of the idea of waking early (I still am) but I have discovered over the years that I have so many reasons not to (even though I very much admire people that do). For [...]

How to transform your life in 5 steps

  “Live the life you love and love the life you live” – Bob Marley There are two kinds of routines. One you’re unhappy to be in, and the other you’re happy to be in. A few months ago, my typical week consisted of late night library hours and cramming in studying and assignments between [...]

5 ways to kick start and feed your reading habit

  “Not all readers are leaders but all leaders are readers” ~ Harry S. Truman For a lot of people, reading is ‘boring’. To them, books remind them of something they ‘had to do’ at school. Until recently, I didn’t realize the extent people actually rejected reading, as if it was something to avoid. I’ve [...]

5 steps to get started with barefoot running

Lately, barefoot running has become a new craze in what I like to ‘The Minimalist Circle’ It sounded so interesting, that I decided to give it a try a couple of weeks ago and have been doing it regularly ever since. what is barefoot running? Barefoot running is what it says on the tin. It’s [...]

Moving back home – 5 ways to get rid of unwanted things

^ My life possessions! Finally, it’s nearly time to move out of our beloved dorms back home and enjoy a well-deserved summer break. But moving home can be a pain, especially since we’ve all probably gained more stuff during the course of the year. Moving from home, all of my stuff only just fit into [...]

Minimalist surfing with chrome

A few months ago, I did a post about minimalist web surfing. Back then, my primary browser was Firefox, although I was using Chrome intermittently. Since Chrome released extension support, I’ve fully switched over and have been happy with Chrome for a few months now. Here are the extensions I use to keep surfing minimal. [...]

5 inspiring ways to feed your soul

After working on the same boring thing all day, no one can blame you for taking a well deserved break. Distractions can be valuable because they give your brain a chance to recharge and concentrate even better when you continue. With the amount of content and information now accessible to the average person, choosing what to [...]