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Positive mindfulness – how to be grateful for the good things in life

rss | t | g+ 2013 was undeniably my best year so far. In the last twelve months, I have lived in three different cities, ran a marathon, graduated, moved to Japan, and got my dream job. 13 really is my lucky number. If only I had more to remember it by… Well, I’m not going to make the same [...]

Be Vulnerable, Be Alive

  There will always be a reason why you can’t or shouldn’t.  But there’s rarely a justification for won’t. It can take a lifetime to build up walls to protect yourself from getting hurt. Brick by brick, we build our defences and prepare ourselves for battle with all the people that come in and out [...]

Time to prioritize

In the field of Economics, one of the first things that you learn is that resources are scarce. Now, that doesn’t necessarily mean there is little of it. There many things that there are almost unlimited quantities of. Almost. But the one thing there is never an unlimited quantity of is your time. Even with all [...]

Half the battle

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little”.  ~ Edmund Burke Welcome Becoming Minimalist readers! This is the second half of the guest post I wrote over at Joshua’s blog, please check it out if you haven’t already! As minimalists, we’ve given up a lot of stuff. [...]

kids, me and minimalism in the future

Minimalism and kids sound like polar opposites. A lot of people believe that having kids makes living a minimalist lifestyle impossible. But does that necessarily mean that if you don’t have kids, then minimalism is easy for you? I don’t think so. kids At the moment, I only know what living a student/traveller lifestyle feels [...]

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 [...]

How to create a good minimalist social life

It’s quite a common misconception that minimalists live unsocial lives. Sure, there are some that prefer to be on their own every now and again, but that doesn’t mean that they want to be alone. The aim of most minimalists is to cut out distractions from their lives so that they can achieve the things [...]

Attachment, defined.

In many of my posts, I talk about not getting attached to things, because it makes it harder to let go. In my last post, I talked about trying to not get too attached to people and places, because it makes it harder when you inevitably have to say goodbye (or do you?). But you [...]

Do you have to say goodbye to everything?

I never travelled much as a kid. I moved house only once before I came to university. For various reasons, the only time I had been on holiday was when I was five. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want to travel. In fact, it makes me want to travel even more. I chose to do [...]

5 ways to create a minimalist’s world

If you have recently discovered minimalism, or you’re naturally quite minimalistic, it can get a little frustrating to watch your family and friends spend large amounts of time and money acquiring material things like more clothes, a new gadget or even a new and bigger car or house. It can get be upsetting to see the people [...]