Posts filed under “Minimalism”

What I learned from 365 days of doing the 7 minute workout

rss | t | f | g+ On October 2nd 2013, I downloaded an app on my iPhone called ‘Seven‘. It was a free app that guides you to doing a workout that lasts approximately seven minutes, which includes exercises such as push-ups, sit-ups, squats, and lunges, amongst others, without the use of any equipment, except a wall and a chair. [...]

Let go of your most toxic habit

rss | t | f | g+ Whether it’s money, possessions, body type, career, status, fame or fortune, most of us find ourselves doing it almost everyday – comparing ourselves to others. We see someone else with more or better X, or Y than us, and we feel less of a person because compared to them, we don’t stack up. It’s [...]

Digital House Burning – A Lesson in Letting Go

rss | t | f | g+ Have you ever lost a hard drive? It’s the digital equivalent of your house burning down. Suddenly, you lose your past work, files, documents, and most painfully, your photos. Gone. Forever. This happened to me one year ago today. Granted, I still had some of the most important things saved elsewhere, but for the most [...]

My Tokyo Minimalist Bedroom and Workspace

rss | t | f | g+ The last time I wrote about my minimalist bedroom, I was living in Kobe with a host family. My room was simple – just a futon, a chair and a desk. There was also a piano in the room that belonged to my host sisters, which I would use from time to time. It turned out [...]

Minimalism & The Noble Eightfold Path II – Ethical Conduct

rss |  t  | g+   The next stage of our journey along the Noble Eightfold Path is understanding how Ethical Conduct affects every single aspect of our lives. By conducting Right Speech, Action and Livelihood to the best of our abilities, we can move closer towards an enlightened body, heart and mind. You don’t have to be Buddhist to follow [...]

Minimalism & The Noble Eightfold Path I – Attaining Wisdom

rss |  t  | g+ So here we are on the first part of our journey along the Noble Eightfold Path, laid out by the Buddha to guide us away from ignorance and suffering. In this first part, we will look at wisdom, what it means and how to attain it by practising Right View and Right Intention. [...]

Minimalism & The Noble Eightfold Path

rss |  t  | g+ Buddhism is one of those things, like travel and culture, that you can read all the books you want about it (believe me I have read many) but the only way you really learn is through practical experience. Buddhism is not so much a religion, but a philosophy – a way of living. There are [...]

On Mindfulness

rss |  t  | g+ Three years ago, since starting Minimal Student (on a whim – like most of the things I end up doing), my life has gone through some very distinct phases – I moved away from home, I spent a year abroad in Japan, I came back to England and got my own place… and during [...]

A new home

Over the last few years, I’ve moved home several times, including once across the world. Every time, I had to pack everything I own into suitcases and boxes and drag them into a waiting vehicle, ready to be driven off to my next destination. With all of this work, it’s no wonder I developed my [...]

Minimalize, Focus, Do Part I – Mastering Minimalism

Part I of the Minimalize, Focus, Do series. “Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale Everyone has something that holds them back. It can be something precious, common or unique, something tangible or untouchable, it can be a secret or something everyone knows about. These [...]