The value of one hour to think about one thing.

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Sixty minutes, two times a day, 5 days per week = 10 HOURS.  That’s the amount of time I spend commuting each week.  I try to make the most out of that time.  As of late, I phased out listening to my usual politics podcasts because, well, it was getting toxic.  Then I discovered the value of choosing to think about one thing for one hour during my commute. I’ve been using this time to think creatively. I start by selecting from a mental menu of options to think about.   Continue reading “The value of one hour to think about one thing.”

wardrobe: my favorite thing in 2016

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It’s new year’s eve and 2016 is almost over. I’m reflecting on the changes to my wardrobe this year. I removed a lot of unnecessary stuff out and filled in some necessary gaps with quality pieces that have for the most part worked out well with a few exceptions.

Out of all my wardrobe additions this year, my favorite one has been the SleepPhones by Sheep Acoustics.

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considered living: 2 good reads

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There are so many inspiring bloggers out there writing about their experience living a simpler and fuller life.  So many are writing about minimalism, it’s even being called ‘trendy’, with some people subscribing to it like dogma, but for me it doesn’t strictly define my lifestyle.  In fact, it is something I rarely talk about in my personal life and if you knew me, you wouldn’t ever label me a minimalist.  My life is pretty ordinary, I still have a lot of junk in my apartment and still buy new things that I don’t need.  For me, minimalism is a pursuit, a process, and a guiding light.  And it’s about finding a balance that is still practical and realistic.  Since embracing minimalism, I find myself worrying about obtaining objects less, only investing in things I love, and feeling satisfied with what I already have.

Here are some inspiring reads by 2 minimalist boys from around the blogosphere:

becoming minimalist – He is able to articulate what’s so inspiring about minimalism beautifully and recommends some good reads every week on this recurring post.

zen habits – Also very beautifully written.  He writes about the “anti-bucket list”, on being more thoughtful about our life goals and feeling satisfied in doing less.