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Minimalism: A simple and clean lifestyle

By Aungthurhahein™


This is a curation of articles about minimalism and the way of living a simple life. Life is getting chaotic and sophisticated than 40 years ago. It is necessary to live your life simple and get along with the society. Minimalism is not trying to be a black sheep. It's the lifestyle of people who wanna live peaceful and happily. Image courtesy: http://minimography.com/

Aungthurhahein™ — Developer,IT Worker, Technology Evangelist

1 10 More Habits of Organized People

We said we'd be back with more and here we are. Unlock your inner organizational superhero with these 10 tips! If you missed Part 1, make sure you check it out. 1. Keep surfaces clear. Put just one thing on top of the kitchen counter, and suddenly it's filled with stuff! Avoid this universal problem by keeping surfaces clear of

2 19 Genius Ways To Organize Your Closet And Drawers

When you have a lot of clothes and accessories, or just a lot of clutter, it can be difficult to reclaim your closet and drawers and get organized. Fear no more! These 19 genius ways to organize your closets and drawers will get you organized in no time! The best part is that when you're done, things will stay organized

5 The REWM:Thoughts on 'The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up'

After reading a bunch of articles about the KonMari method, I decided to read Marie Kondo's bestselling book for myself and it really resonated with me! The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing presents a new way of purging/de-cluttering/sorting your shit. (People call this method "KonMari" for short.) Here's how it works: Following a

6 Living With Less

The first thing you need to know about Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus is that they like to hug. "Bring it in, man!" Nicodemus says as he pulls me in the first time I meet him. "We're both huggers," he says, pointing to Millburn. These two early-30s, overly sunny dudes are The Minimalists, two of the better-known apologists for

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7 Decluttering wardrobe

IntroductionThis post is not suitable for people who requires lots of clothing for any reasons (for work, to get latest fashion and so on). Also for people who have tons of money to spen around. Well...they will never read this one for sure. Everyone has this problem at least once in their life and there are many solutions out there.

Added by Aungthurhahein™: “I believe that being productive is a necessary skill for everyone. If you are productive at work, it means you don't need to work overtime. You can enjoy your time with your family and your life.

9 10 Productivity Systems to Try

How do you stay productive at the office and at home? Most of us need a little help to get by, which is where productivity systems come in. We've picked 10 we think you should try out. 1. Eisenhower Matrix http://lemonsieur.eu/the-eisenhower-matrix/ Overwhelmed by all your tasks? Organize them using the Eisenhower matrix, pictured above, and act on them accordingly. Urgent

10 10 Minimalist Strategies To Live By

If you've lived like an average American, you've probably always had more than you've needed. I've purposefully tried to keep my life simple. I spent years without a car. I lived in trailers and studio apartments throughout my twenties and thirties. I've learned a few minimalist strategies along the way. To live simple is a choice. In my mid-30s, I

11 How I Use My Spark Notebook

On this last day of my , I thought I'd give y'all a peek into how I've been using it myself! I wanted to film a video to walk you through my notebook, but I had my wisdom teeth removed on Friday and I'm just not feeling camera-ready :) The Spark Notebook's the first notebook I've had that has a

Added by Aungthurhahein™: “To many f***s but bare with it. :D

12 The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

People often say the key to confidence and success in life is to simply "not give a fuck." Indeed, we often refer to the strongest, most admirable people we know in terms of their lack of fucks given. Like "Oh, look at Susie working weekends again, she doesn't give a fuck." Or "Did you hear that Tom called the company

Added by Aungthurhahein™: “This is from @MG88 and thanks for sharing this content with us. It's a short meaningful video that questions many aspects of our lives.

13 The Lie We Live

14 This Tiny House Seems Weird From The Outside, But When You Step Inside? WHOA!

I've seen some truly remarkable pieces of architecture while writing for LittleThings - especially tiny houses. Followers of the Tiny House Movement will be quick to tell you that a small space doesn't mean a lack of options and possibilities. In fact, some tiny houses can be more impressive than huge mansions. I've seen tiny houses in the shape of

15 Minimalist wardrobe FAQ: Common pitfalls + how to get started

For today's post I want to go back to basics for a bit and clear up some of the top misconceptions about minimalist wardrobes and also tackle a few of the most common reader questions. I have addressed many of these in passing in other posts, but I thought it's a good idea to round them all up into one

16 Here's how your desk should be organized

In the office, your desk is your command center. And experts said how well it's organized can help set the tone and productivity level at work. "Surveys show the average person loses an hour a day to disorganization," said Lisa Zaslow, a professional organizer in New York City. "It takes much less time to get and stayed organized. Think about

18 Want to be happy? SLOW DOWN

In 1972, Matthieu Ricard had a promising career in biochemistry, trying to figure out the secrets of E. coli bacteria. A chance encounter with Buddhism led to an about turn, and Ricard has spent the past 40+ years living in the Himalayas, studying mindfulness and happiness. In this free-wheeling discussion at TED Global in October 2014, Ricard talked with journalist

20 Modern And Traditional Slovenian Architecture Meet In A Compact House

Compact and designed as a monolithic structure, this simple-looking house is located in Slovenia and represents a modern take on a traditional cottage. It was designed by Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti and it features concrete walls inlaid with stone. Small and compact houses are popular in this region and this particular one combines elements of both modern and traditional architecture. The

21 How to turn your dreams into actions — Medium

Getting startedI have created a Google Drive template of every worksheet in this article - complete with digital sticky notes. All are free to use. Simply click on the links in the image captions and it will take you to the respective template. Select "use this template" in the top left corner, aaand Bob's your uncle. To quickly duplicate the

Added by Aungthurhahein™: “This is a long article, but it gives you insights about overall aspects of your lifestyle of choice and after reading this article, you can reflect what you should adjust to unclutter and minimalize your lifestyle. " There is no universal definition of happiness. Find out what happiness means to you and follow the path."

22 The One Simple Lifestyle Change That Will Transform Your Life

Everybody wants more. Everybody wants to have the bigger house, the faster car, the nicer suit. When the new phone comes out, we want it. We need it. When we get to six figures, we want seven, and if we're lucky enough to get to seven, we want eight. Everybody always wants more. But what would happen if everybody wanted

23 30-Day Minimalism Challenge

Have you ever heard of the "fresh start effect"? It's the phenomenon that big goals and tricky habit changes are much easier to achieve after temporal cut-offs like our birthday, the holidays ... or the new year. Moral of the story: If you have big plans for 2015, use the momentum and get started right away! With a little challenge

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26 One of the best decisions I ever made

One of the best decisions I ever made was to pare down my clothes. I removed all of my clothes out of my closet and placed everything ion to my bed. Staring at way too many pairs of shoes, shirts and pants that had been collecting dusts in the corner of my dark closet, I went through each and every

27 The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing explores how putting your space in order causes "correspondingly dramatic changes in lifestyle and perspective." Marie Kondo, the author, recommends that you defy conventional wisdom and start by discarding and only then thoroughly organize your space in one go. All of this seems more relevant than ever.

28 Minimalism, Nomadism, Frugality and Being Cheap

I just want to have a post that is clear on what being a minimalist is and isn't and what the other categories are. I feel like people hear "minimalist" and they immediately associate that with someone who lives on an island with only a backpack, with absolutely nothing else in the world and no permanent address. This is not

29 How To Be An Effective Minimalist In Your Daily Life

These days, more and more people are choosing to embrace minimalism. In certain situations this can wreak frustrating havoc on your everyday life. With some minimal planning it doesn't have to come to that. Let's look at how to overcome four of these minimalist hurdles. What Is Minimalism?Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus over at TheMinimalists.com describe minimalism as "

30 Could you go a year without buying anything new?

The less-is-more test: "I want to see if we can divorce ourselves from the assumed necessities of life," says Sash Milne, with daughter Bo. Photo: Kate Heaslip Australians have one of the world's highest rates of disposable income, and know how to spend. In 2012, Australian households spent $14.1 billion on alcohol, $1.1 billion on tea and coffee, $8 billion

Added by Aungthurhahein™: “Being digital nomad is additive way of living. It's a life style only few understands.

36 The Lifestyle of a Minimalist Digital Nomad

"How many bags?" "Just one" I replied, motioning to the small 30L backpack on my shoulder. "And how much luggage?" "None... just this one bag." It's as if people can not comprehend someone traveling with only one bag. Everyone, from the airline ticket attendant, to the taxi driver, to the clerk at the hotel, seemed to insist that I must

Added by Aungthurhahein™: “It's a little off topic but to appreciate solitude lifestyle.

37 23 Things Only People Who Love Spending Time Alone Will Understand

1. A weekend in which you have no plans, no responsibilities, and nowhere at all to be, ranks as one of the best weekends you'll ever have. 2. Sometimes friends will try to make plans with you and you have no reason to decline except for the fact that you just want to be alone that day. (Your plan is

38 5 Blogs To Help You Lead A Minimalist Lifestyle

Every January, people across the globe make a goal of living a more simple and clutter-free life. We all have our take on being minimalist and how best to achieve it. Here are five blogs you should be reading to help you on your way! The Minimalists - Josh and Ryan write about what it means to really live a

39 A little known hack from Japan to get your notebook organized

Tools like Evernote make organizing and finding information really simple. Yet despite that, I still often find myself using the humble notebook to jot down valuable ideas, especially when I'm on the go. However notebooks are hard to organize your ideas. You either split your notebook into several sections for each 'category' and end up wasting valuable pages in the

40 All the Minimalism You Can Buy

It seems to me that people are playing it pretty fast and loose with the term "minimalism" lately. It's nothing new, really. It seems that at some point every good idea ends up becoming the latest fad. Minimalism is no different. If you do a quick search for "minimalist" you will come up with a plethora of blogs on the

42 How to live in a tiny apartment

As previously divulged here on Medium, I live in a teeny apartment. Not only do I live in it, I love it. So much so that I constantly wish others would downsize too and encourage those who do. Fortunately for me - and for this lovely planet - downsized homes seem to be the way of the future. Especially so

43 Embrace Minimalism: How to Declutter Your Life

A few year ago, my life was cluttered. I misplaced things, I was unorganized, I practiced unnecessary consumerism, and I didn't keep track of my budget. In general, I was living irresponsibly. Over the last few years things have changed dramatically. Life doesn't simply happen to me anymore, I'm in full control of it. Today I would like to talk

44 Minimal

Why are people shifting towards the simple and the minimal lifestyle? From clothing to technology to designing. Over the past years we all must have noticed that more used to be better, the more someone had the better it was suppose to be. It didn't matter what it was, if that person had it in a huge quantity it was

46 Minimal

Why are people shifting towards the simple and the minimal lifestyle? From clothing to technology to designing. Over the past years we all must have noticed that more used to be better, the more someone had the better it was suppose to be. It didn't matter what it was, if that person had it in a huge quantity it was

47 The 10 Most Important Things to Simplify in Your Life

"Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature." - Thomas Kempis Simplicity brings balance, freedom, and joy. When we begin to live simply and experience these benefits, we begin to ask the next question, "Where else in my life can i remove distraction and simply focus on the essential?" Based

Added by Aungthurhahein™: “This is a reading collection for people who are forwarding to minimal lifestyle.

48 Books

Simplify: 7 Guiding Principles to Help Anyone Declutter Their Home and LifeSimplify is a celebration of living more by owning less. It calls for the end of accumulating unnecessary possessions by highlighting the enjoyment of living with less. Simplify will change the way you view physical possessions. And it will provide you with the motivation to realign your life around

49 50 Minimalist Living Room Ideas For A Stunning Modern Home

Minimalism is essentially the art of being able to comfortable, conveniently and aesthetically live with less. While on the surface of it all, this looks like a task that is easy enough, in reality it is a lot easier said than done.

50 A Salute to Digital Nomads.

It was around 2008 when I first started reading about digital nomads. The economy had tanked and a lot of people were out of jobs. The world had changed, and many were seriously questioning their commuter / cubicle / consumer lifestyles. They still are. Enter the digital nomad. For the uninitiated, digital nomads are folks who leverage digital and wireless

51 47 Things Only Introverts Understand

1. Not understanding the concept of boredom because you are so content with your own company. 2. "Get in and get out" is your mantra. 3. Immature hatred towards people who interrupt you when you're speaking. 4. Feeling like your ears are being raped by loud talkers - which is most people speaking most of the time. 5. Weekends filled

52 Generation 'Y' Can't We Sleep?

I freaking love sleep. Unfortunately, the hamster running the word-wheel inside my head starts his nightly marathon around 11pm and this HGH induced all star is ready to run until 3am. This can be a pain in the ass so I started analyzing my daily routine. Am I truly struggling with insomnia, can I do anything to change my behavior,

Added by Aungthurhahein™: “The author doesn't believe in n-things concept and also I don't. What do you think? Refer to previous chapter: 200 Things

53 n Things - An Alternate Perspective

Minimalism is a way of life. And while all minimalists stand on some common ground, we each have our own style. There's much to take away from 200 Things - quality over quantity, experiences over things, necessity over excess. But I can't shake one thought: I would have kept the goblets. Well, maybe not all eight, but one for sure.

54 200 Things

In mid-2001, I lived in a high-rise Seattle apartment, having returned to a second stint at Microsoft as a refugee of the dot-com bust in Silicon Valley. Over my time in the high-flying late-90s, I had accumulated a dizzying array of books, CDs, DVDs, and assorted knick-knacks from my world travels. One of these knick-knacks was a set of 8

55 Alone Time

I'm walking through Memphis (literally), alone but not lonely. I used to think there was something wrong with me. Throughout my twenties, I followed societal norms, doing all the things you're supposed to do to be a normal, functioning member of society: going out with co-workers after work, spending every evening and weekend with friends, killing time with vapid small

56 Being Minimalist

It s the buzz word in web-design, "minimalism". What if your life minimize to a certain ratio? What if you reduces your desires and becomes anti-consumerism? It follows the teaching of Buddha too. However,people likes to have newest,most expensive,the rarest possessions on their hands. To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst

57 How to Design a Simple Life

You don't need to minimize yourself right out of a life. Design the life you want to live, no more and no less. Last year, my family and I moved to a new house. Packing up six kids and two adults was a lot of work, even though we've been pursuing a simple lifestyle for years. As I packed I

58 On simplifying — Dispatches from Paul Jarvis — Medium

We like to complicate things. Product launches, service offerings, websites, pizza... Why do we do this? Sometimes I think it stems from an idea that something needs to be complicated to hold more value. As in, an online course with 34 lessons and 197 bonuses must be more valuable than a course with just seven lessons. Or a book must

59 Why Minimalism is a Better Way of Life

Being a minimalist means that you value yourself more than material things. The word minimalism has a negative connotation to many. They believe that being a minimalist means you are sacrificing things. It means you are not taking advantage of all that is available in the modern world today. While that may be the perception some have, if they took

61 How to Use a Simple Pocket Notebook to Improve Your Life

It's really hard to believe, but I have to say that one of the most-and possibly the most-profound changes I've made in my life over the last several years was the simple decision to start carrying a pocket notebook and a pen with me wherever I go. Unless I've made a mental miscue when swapping out a finished notebook or

63 How to Organize USB Cables and Charging Cords on your Desk

Binder Clips are pretty cheap and they can instantly reduce cable mess on your computer desk. If you have USB cables, cell phone chargers and other connecters lying all around your desk, just get a couple of binder clips from your nearest stationery store and fix them to one edge of your table as shown in the picture. Reduce Cable

65 25 things I've learned in 9 years of simplifying my life - Business Insider

Flickr/Rodrigo Paredes'A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.' - Henry David ThoreauFor almost 9 years now, I've been learning to live a simple life. A life uncluttered by most of the things people fill their lives with, and left with space for what really matters. A life that isn't

66 The Ultimate Guide to Note-Taking | kate{mats}

No matter what your profession, there are lots of reasons to take notes. You take notes to retain information from thing you hear - like meetings and presentations. You take notes to capture facts or ideas (e.g., interviews, itineraries, something said in passing, etc.). You take notes to problem solve or brainstorm. You take notes to visualize complex systems or

67 How Ryder Carroll Designed Bullet Journal | Evernote Blog

Track the past, organize the present, and prepare for the future. Sound like a familiar challenge? Ryder Carroll, a New York-based designer, set out to tackle this head on from his notebook. A little over three years ago, Ryder developed the bullet journal, an analog system designed to be a to-do list, diary, notebook, and sketchbook. It's flexible enough that

69 Why It's Time to Simplify

When your home life is disorganized, your whole life is disorganized. Did you know studies show that clutter around your house actually raises your stress level? The stuff you never use, and don't even like, but have shoved into boxes in your closet, might seem benign, but it is actually contributing to your stress. This doesn't even take into account

70 How to Be Productive After Work — Medium

So those are some of my logistical tips. Logistical tips are cool, but they don't get to the root of why most people have trouble being productive: the emotional side of it. Let's talk about that now. Emotional SolutionsBeing productive is hard because it's against our nature. You have to be willing on an emotional level to do things that

72 25 Easy Ways To Simplify Your Life - The Blissful Mind

By now, I'm sure you've figured out that life is pretty complicated. Things like staying on top of work responsibilities, keeping up with friends and family, paying your rent on time, and making your apartment seem like it's clean (all while trying to trick people into believing that you've got your life together) just aren't easy. If you're nodding your

73 12 Tiny Apartment Design Ideas To Steal

just when I think I've seen the tiniest studio apartments in Paris making efficient use of every last inch of space, some interior design blog or sneaky little Pinterest photograph sends me back to the drawing board with a new physics-defying way of making the most out of living in a small space. 01. Provided You're Not Afraid Of Heights...02.

74 This Note-Taking System Turns You Into An Efficiency Expert

Note-taking is a skill not easily acquired. In the hands of an artist, designer, or Hollywood serial killer (à la Seven's John Doe), an idea-crammed notebook can even become a rarified, and in the case of the latter, creepy, object all on its own. Too often, however, the ability to take comprehensive, ruminative, or even attractive notes and sketches is

75 How Being A Minimalist Will Save You Big Time - Careers & Finance - EBONY

Over the last month, I've reintroduced myself to the concept of minimalism. Minimalism is a lifestyle where individuals intentionally decide to live with less material items as a way to make room for things that matter most to them (i.e. relationships, experiences, health, wealth, and peace of mind.) Two of the things that matter the most to me are wealth

76 A Minimalist Apartment Tour | Minimal Millennial

Happy Friday! I want to kick off this glorious, autumn-in-LA morning with a tour of my home. We've lived in Los Angeles for ten months and have slowly added things back into our life based on our needs and our values. We are a far cry from where we were in Indianapolis a year ago, drowning in stuff we didn't



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