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Becoming Minimalist

Becoming Minimalist
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I Removed Every Inessential Thing From My Website and This Happened When I built my first website a little over 3 years ago, I had no idea what I was doing. Naturally, I figured that looking at what other websites and blogs had on their pages would be a good place to start. I started seeing sites with social media buttons, email popups, advertisements, comments, and all sorts of other things. At first glance, these things seemed important. But as I continued tweaking my site design, I tested what would happen if I eliminated the unessential pieces. As I pulled away each piece, a funny thing happened. But it’s not just websites. The Power of Less When I was a kid, I looked like a string bean. I spent hours trying to come up with the right combination of exercises and the perfect split routines for each week. It took me about 7 years (I’m a slow learner), but eventually I figured out that the answer was the exact opposite: simplicity. From websites to workouts, simplicity can make a big difference. Eliminate Your Distractions Want to get stronger arms?

Blog | The Minimalist Mom I haven’t forgotten my commitment to track how much comes in, and goes out, of my home this year. We have a running tally on our chalkboard (just a sticker chalkboard as we’re renting and I’m loath to put holes in the wall) of the new shoes that come in, old shoes that go out, the [...] Jungian Therapy and The Meaning of Dreams, 1: Why Care? | Brian Collinson September 14th, 2012 · 3 Comments · dreams, Jungian, Jungian therapy, Meaning, meaning of dreams Why does Jungian therapy care about opening up the meaning of dreams? Some think that they’re nothing but the brain clearing up its hard drive. Can a dream show us anything very important? This is the first part of a series on why Jungian therapy emphasizes the importance of dreams — and why you might want to, as well. The Meaning of Dreams… Rarely What You’d Expect It’s important to realize that the meaning of dreams generally does not accord with the dominant conscious attitude, or what our ego expects. Dreams are important because they are not what consciousness would expect. A Window into Soul For Jungian therapy, exploring the meaning of dreams opens up a new window into soul, the inner, unconscious reality of the human being. The “Dreaming Genius” Jungian Therapy and the Power of Symbols Brian Collinson, Psychotherapist & Jungian Analyst Click below to arrange a no obligation initial session:

Project 333 | experiments in living with less Stop Thinking In Tasks And To-Dos. Start Thinking In Outcomes We all toil under a tyranny of to-dos. Life can feel like an endless succession of tedious tasks we struggle to complete, and we may cross everything off our to-do lists, but it can still feel like we aren't achieving what we really want. It’s why we click on every productivity hack that pops up in our feed while half-read self-help books pile up on our nightstands. I run a company dedicated to helping people get their tasks and to-dos done. Tasks and to-dos may be the building blocks of work and productivity, but an outcome is more than a blueprint — it’s the most nutrient-rich version of a goal. At my company, Hello Alfred, we combine technology and personal in-home assistance to help people manage grocery shopping, laundry and dry cleaning service, and other weekly tasks and to-dos. It may sound simple enough, but it’s a fundamentally different way of working and thinking about how to get things done. Write outcomes, not to-dos That’s not to say you should trash your to-do list.

Living the Simple Life ‘A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.’ ~Henry David Thoreau By Leo Babauta For almost 9 years now, I’ve been learning to live a simple life. A life uncluttered by most of the things people fill their lives with, and left with space for what really matters. That doesn’t mean I have zero clutter and zero complications: I’m a part of the world, not a secluded monk. Today I’ve been reflecting on this simple life, and thought I’d share some of those reflections. Some things I’ve learned about living the simple life: Decluttering your home and work space can lead to a less cluttered mind. ‘Let’s begin by taking a smallish nap or two.’

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