Welcome to Gone Minimalist!
My intentions are not to inform you about what minimalism is, nor do I want to be a minimalist myself. My goal is to CLEAR UP and free up. If I can free up some of my mental space (my brain) and my physical space (my home and possessions etc.), I can INCREASE my overall productivity and efficiency. If my mind is less cluttered, and I have more time on my hands, I can become more mindful on a whole, participating in my life with a whole heart, enjoying the moment, rather than going through the motions…
I can go on and on, but what is most important is that you understand that my blog is intended to be an informal forum for anyone interested in simplifying, minimizing, organizing etc.
Each week I will assign myself some small tasks which I will call “adventures in minimalism,” with the goal of simplifying some part of my life. I believe that by blogging I will hold myself accountable for the adventures I assign to myself. I also want you to adventure along with me. Let me know how you’re doing and whether you agree, disagree, or think you have a better idea.
ADVENTURE IN MINIMALISM DAY 1!
Are you ready?
AIM 1. GARBAGE DAY! Every day for one week throw away or donate 2 items from your home. The item could be as insignificant as a safety-pin or a store receipt, and as big as a sofa. It doesn’t matter! Make it easy for yourself. The idea is to get yourself into the de-cluttering mode. This exercise also makes you aware of your belongings, you’ll discover things you forgot you had! Just see where it takes you!
I will be posting as I go along. I look forward to hearing your comments, because I know you will be thrilled when you complete this AIM.