Spending money is an inevitability. There are things which are a necessity and then things we buy for a whole number of reasons and recently I’ve realised I buy when I’m bored. This used to be a default setting for me; I’d have some spare time on my lunch break and be browsing the… More When boredom = buying
How many items do you have in your wardrobe? Do you STILL have CDs and DVDs? How to reduce your items to single figures? These are the kind of questions that are asked about minimalism by those who follow it and encourage others to follow suit. And when first starting out on… More Don’t let minimalism take over your life
I don’t tend to put up photo blogs but thought I’d share a lovely, money-free weekend that I had with you. Last weekend, we took Friday afternoon off to go to the Grand Designs show in East London’s Excel centre (it’s basically a home improvement show). We got free tickets (in keeping with my no… More A weekend in nature: who needs money?
Just over a week ago I watched a fantastic documentary called The Divide based on the book The Spirit Level.The theme of both is how inequality affects us all, both rich and poor, and the film was particularly moving as it followed the lives of different people who were living hand-to-mouth and those who… More Forget money; we all want the same thing
I thought I’d follow on from Michelle’s recent blog about how her to-do list will never be minimal as I’ve been pondering whether this applies to me. We’re both busy people and always have multiple projects on the go or look to help out others so we barely have a minute to spare. This… More Motivated to do more
There’s a part of minimalism I just can’t get my head around no matter how hard I try reducing my commitments. Whether it’s work or friends or family, I just can’t seem to say ‘no’ and trim back the expectations I have of myself. This part of me has gone into overdrive in the… More Why I’m not minimising my to-do list
When you follow minimalist principles in your day-to-day life there are naturally aspects that are more of a challenge than others. I’m sure we all have an area that we struggle to apply minimalist principles to. For me it’s cycling. It’s something I’ve mentioned before but has come back into focus after a… More Minimalism: is anything off limits?