Path To Less is the first website I’m running that has a regular blogging schedule and I decided it’s high time I give you a little peek behind the curtain. After all, I’m posting twice a week, sharing my insights into this journey we are on.
At first, I’m not going to lie, I thought it would be challenging. Because my life is not that interesting and this journey is a long one. And more importantly: it’s a slow one. Between work and my other passions, it’s unsustainable to make too many changes in my life too fast. Sure, it would make for an interesting read on the blog, but the chances of me sticking to those rapid changes would be very low.
Thankfully, I found a way to keep myself inspired (and as a very nice side effect, I also found a way to keep finding new topics to explore on this blog). What keeps me inspired and motivated?
It’s actually not the progress I make, because that’s a little difficult to measure in the grand scheme of things.
It’s the community around the zero waste and minimalist movements.
While the struggle not to compare myself to others is real, I try my best to focus on the ideas others share and their opinions on the subjects I care about.
I will often write down a sentiment I see they share or an argument they provide on their YouTube and I use it as a seed for a potential blog post. Later, when it comes time to write down a post, I will research the subject, google articles, read Wikipedia pages or just rewatch the videos.
The channels and people I follow help me stay motivated because they help me learn new things. New aspects of these movements I decided to join. They offer new points of view and help me widen my horizons.
I’ve learned a long time ago that nobody lives in a void. What we do influences others and other people can have a great impact on us as well. You can’t close yourself to other people. You need to allow yourself to grow and discover new ideas.
Sure when those ideas go against your beliefs you will not like them, but you still need to allow them in and analyze them. You need to be critical of the world around you and if you don’t like certain ideas, you need to ask yourself why.
“Because.” is not the answer.
What inspires you in your passions? Where do you get your information regarding zero waste and minimalism? Let me know! I would love to expand my circle of places and people that inspire me 🙂