Minimise to maximise; minimalism isn’t just an aesthetic

Minimise to maximise; minimalism isn’t just an aesthetic

Minimise to maximise is something I heard Brooke McAlary say on the Slow Home Podcast (which I highly recommend if you’re wanting to learn more about slow living). The idea made so much sense to me and is the simplest explanation of minimalism I’ve heard. I grew up with a perception of minimalism I think […]

Setting a timer to minimise time online

Setting a timer to minimise time online

I’ve been trying to minimise time online (to varying success). For August’s Happiness Project theme of ‘Minimalise’ I’ve set the resolution to spend just one hour of my time on the Internet each day. By my time I mean personal time, eg not work time. A lot of my work involves spending much longer than […]

Minimise negative thoughts (I know it’s hard)

Minimise negative thoughts (I know it’s hard)

If we only have a certain number of thoughts per day, why do we give them to the negative. Why waste our time on the “I’m not good enough”, the comparisons and the self-deprecation. Why choose doom-and-gloom when we could choose joy? It’s not that easy, I know. Negative thoughts have been traipsing round my […]

August Happiness Project theme: Minimalise

August Happiness Project theme: Minimalise

I’ve been getting into the idea of minimalism recently. Not just of stuff – although that’s part of it – but a minimalist aesthetic and way of being that reaches into all corners of life. I’ve been dabbling in minimalism for a while, and it’s the movement that lead me to slow living via Joshua […]