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?
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
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
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
A week into 2020 I got sick and in my fevered state, I spilled tea on my laptop. It wasn’t that big of a surprise when the keyboard stopped working. Thankfully the warranty was still in effect and I was able to fix everything free of charge. But between sending the laptop to an authorized… Continue reading Being less digital
Being a minimalist in a void would be so easy. There would be no peer pressure to spend money on needless things. There would be no need to explain your minimalist ways and budgeting to people. It’s not the reality, though, and as a result, being minimalist isn’t always easy. For me, the biggest obstacle… Continue reading Being Minimalist when your family is not
Ever since I started pursuing a more minimalist lifestyle, I was fighting against certain instincts that have been wired into me by our society over the years. And it took me months to actually get rid of this ingrained desire for new stuff. The biggest contributor to me kicking that shopping habit was Marie Kondo… Continue reading Minimalist Guide to Shopping
Lately, I’ve been wondering how much impact are my actions having on the world around me. It’s been roughly six months since I began my journey. I’ve been trying to document it for half that time. I like to check in with myself after bigger milestones to see if I need to reassess my approach… Continue reading 6 months Check-in: Can we really affect change with zero waste and minimalism?
I was complaining on Twitter how difficult it was to find people I could follow and interact on Twitter who were interested in minimalism and zero waste. It appears those movements are primarily active on Instagram – a platform that by design is incredibly visual. Every photo is accompanied by a text post and a… Continue reading The aesthetics of minimalism
If you go to the very first post I wrote on this website, you’ll know that the reason why I even started looking into the zero waste movement, minimalism and getting rid of plastic in my life was a documentary I watched on Netflix called “True Cost”. I watched it on a weekend, which enabled… Continue reading Cowspiracy, True Cost, and other documentaries to watch