Posts filed under “Minimalism”

On the Shortness of Life – Part III – Desire and life goals

by Jessica Dang rss | t | f | g+ This is the third part of a five part series on Seneca’s On the Shortness of Life. Read Part I – Finiteness, Part II – Protecting time and living in the present.   What do we want in life? How do we balance what we want to have and what we want to do in life? […]

Balancing Work Life With A Minimalist Life

rss | t | f | g+   One of the biggest life questions that I’ve been battling with lately is how to balance work life – and everything that it comes with – with a minimalist lifestyle. Can you have it all? Since I was a kid, I have been extremely ambitious. I daydreamed about having a successful career. I […]

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 […]