minimalism

How will this crisis affect minimalism?

I haven’t written too many posts related to the current situation. I wrote about finding focus during a pandemic and challenges that make staying home easier. And like everybody else on Twitter, I learned how to bake bread. Unlike a lot of people, I’m incredibly fortunate: “I can comfortably work from home and neither my… Continue reading How will this crisis affect minimalism?

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Commercial origins of “National Days” and holidays

President Ronald Reagan declared July 1984 “National Ice Cream Month” and more specifically July 15, 1984, National Ice Cream Day. He was looking for a way to help the dairy industry, and at the time he was already trying to get rid of 500 million pounds of cheese. James Hamblin pointed out in The Atlantic:… Continue reading Commercial origins of “National Days” and holidays

minimalism

What it was like to stay offline for a whole day

As I’m staying at home during the pandemic, I decided to try different things to keep myself occupied and motivated. This weekend, as we celebrated Easter in a rather subdued way, I decided to try being less digital. Unlike the last time I didn’t have my laptop, this time I wanted it to be a… Continue reading What it was like to stay offline for a whole day

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Challenges to make staying home more interesting

When you’re staying at home during the pandemic, only leaving once maybe twice a week to run to the store to get groceries, keeping your sanity can prove challenging. First, let’s acknowledge our privilege where we can stay at home, and maybe even work from home (as I’m doing). Let’s acknowledge how lucky those of… Continue reading Challenges to make staying home more interesting

decluttering

The phrase I learned to hate: We might need it for something

Spending a lot of time at home means I keep thinking about getting back to decluttering my belongings. But because I don’t leave on my own, every time I want to throw out or donate an item that isn’t my own, I have to ask my mom if it’s okay to get rid of it.… Continue reading The phrase I learned to hate: We might need it for something