I try to be a minimalist being surrounded with few stuff. The benefit is agility: the last time I moved out, it took just half a day.
I try to be a minimalist without carrying much staff when changing a country to live. The benefit is economical and mental friendliness: the number of baggages I brought when I moved abroad were quite few without extra charge nor container service (1 suite case and 1 backpack from the U.S. to Chile in 2013 and from Chile to Mongolia in 2015 and; 2 suite cases from Mongolia to Mauritania in 2018 mainly for ingredients for African life)
I try to be a minimalist without much stuff on my work desk, namely a computer screen, mouse and a cup of water. The benefit is lack of distraction which enhances focus and productivity.
Have I always been trying to be a minimalist? The short answer is NO. In fact I was way far from being a minimalist, and what is so called a materialist. Now I believe in minimalism as it has some key points for a better life. In order to go into the detail of minimalist, simplicity and productivity in the coming posts, in this entry, I would like to focus more on the materialist side.
You have done your best in 2018. You want to change and/or improve something in 2019. So it’s pretty normal to go ahead with new year resolution.
Losing weight, learning language, passing the exam, getting/changing job, You name it.
However, let me remind this unfortunate fact (I am taping the wood now)…out of 100 people who make resolution, 92 of them abandon their resolution. That leaves only 8% of successful people. If it’s true, something must be wrong with resolution making. So through the main point of this pointーmore habits than goalーI hope to contribute to improve this statistic in a long run.
Especially someone with right-brain mindset like me, having image is very important for my blog, work and others. Also, I wanted to develop my creativity since without practice, your creativity will just ebb, and I did not want to let that happen. Last year, thanks to one tool, there was a great encounter between both needs: growing my creativity with my own drawing. Continue reading →