I don’t know about you, but I keep seeing terms like “mindfulness” and “how to be minimalist” tossed around all over the Internet.
And if you subscribe to any of the newsletters or blog posts or whatever, you end up getting even more stuff to deal with.
So, my suggestion for dealing with all that well-intentioned advice is to ignore it.
When that list of every book you should read, every film you should see, and every TED talk you must listen to now comes in your email, don’t be afraid to simply hit the delete button!
Otherwise, how can you call yourself a minimalist, if you’re just accumulating more crap to read that you may or may not have to time for?
It helps to simply take the time for yourself and write down your goals. Get off the Internet and do this. There’s way too much information there to make a deliberate and thoughtful decision.
I’m offering a simple goal planning tool for free. It’s called a Goal Planner, and it’s not an app or cloud-based thingie. All you need is to click here to access it, then print it out. Simple, huh?
PS: For those of you who are interested in the issues, here are some interesting links:
Finally, here’s a recording of quiet morning prayers from Ternate, one of the Malaku Islands in eastern Indonesia.
Audio via my brother‘s iPhone. 🙂