Minimalism Lesson 01

Hello folks, welcome to CCB. Of late I was reading blogs on minimalism and I kind of liked this topic and got a gut feeling that you’d like this too. So without further adieu let’s hop onto Minimalism Lesson 01, where I talk about 5 important things to simplify in your life.

The first important thing to simplify in your life is your possessions. If you spend some time to throw some light on your unwanted possessions, you’ll realise that they drained your money and aren’t something that you can’t live without. Apart from draining your money, some possessions may also require constant or periodic maintenance, which sometimes drains further money and time. If the return on investment is low on such possessions, then you mayn’t regret the time spent on getting rid of it. When I say “getting rid of it”, I don’t necessarily mean “throw it”. Instead of throwing your possessions to the garbage bin, you can give your possessions to a close friend or family member or sell online to someone who finds value in your possessions and can make their life much better. An example of this is, after graduating college I got a pair of oxfords for my interview as a content writer, that interview didn’t go well and post that I never wore that oxford again as I didn’t attend anymore interviews nor do I wish to attend one, since I’ve got my own job. But what happened to that expensive oxford ? It’s lying in my shoe rack and I’ve got to periodically clean the dust on top of the shoe box it’s in. Now, what’s a good decision to do, should I throw it or give it to someone. The answer is give to my cousin who has a similar shoe size as mine. Well that was it for the first step in simplifying your life. Let’s move on.

The second important thing in simplifying your life is to manage your time commitments. Most of us work five or six days a week and our schedule is quite hectic. And on the days we don’t work we have something else to do, for example the laundry work. Most of us don’t have the freedom to wake up late in the morning and enjoy a hot cappuccino, while doing nothing else and just enjoy the sip in all it’s glory. But by rescheduling our household works, like laundry on a weekday post work can prevent you from laundry on weekends. It would be quite hectic to get the laundry done post work hours but if that’s done, then you’d have the weekend in whole and you can just RELAX.

The third step involved in simplifying your life is to have a limited amount of goals. There was a time when I’d miss my college bus and post that I’d visit the ground at half past seven in the morning and listen to Kanye West’s songs and have a goal of becoming a rapper but that goal was not practical and to mention there were more important goals  that were scheduled at that time and one of them was to get my degree. Having too many goals and ambitions keeps us away from being happy and enjoy the life to its fullest. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have goals but the number of goals should be within reach. Also you can group your goals into time frames and then work on it. The goals could be daily, quarterly, yearly or even span over a decade.

The fourth important thing to simplify your life is to stay away from toxic and negative people. Life is very short and one shouldn’t waste her/his life in dealing with negativeness.

The fifth step in simplifying your life is to get rid off debts. An important thing to note here is good debt and bad debt. An example of good debt is interest free EMIs. For example, you can own an iPhone at interest free EMIs at certain stores. Instead of paying full amount in one shot, you can save that amount in the bank to which you’ll be payed interest. However, you should note that this amount shouldn’t be spent on other things. Well, that was good debt, the bad debt doesn’t need an example, does it ?

Well folks, that was it for this post. See you next time with a different post. Byeeeeee 🙂