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Minimalist: Day 10 (Less is More)

Minimalist: Day 10 (Less is More)

What does it mean when someone says “less is more”?  Most often than not, people take it literally.  This phrase can be applied to many aspects of our life.  It can be the way we dress, the way we do our makeup, the way we approach life - whether living a simple or extravagant lifestyle.  In essence, it is our mindset. You would agree with me if you see the simple illustration below for literal examples. OTT Makeup VS Natural Makeup           The example above is clear to show that doesn’t mean more is better.    ...

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Minimalist: Day 9 (Minimalist Phone)

Minimalist: Day 9 (Minimalist Phone)

What’s a minimalist phone?  Have you ever stopped and think about how much time you spend on your phone on a daily basis?  We literally put our phones down only when we are ready to go to bed and the first thing to pick up when we wake up.  Trust me, you are not alone. We are all guilty of it, me included. In order to claim our lives back from this distracting technological device, use it as it is meant to be used. Don’t let it run your life. So how do we do that? Step 1:  Eliminate unimportant...

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Minimalist: Day 8 (What’s in my wallet?)

Minimalist: Day 8 (What’s in my wallet?)

It is interesting to learn that we need to have large wallets to house all our cards - membership cards, credit cards, ID cards, mrt cards etc... Side compartments for coins and receipts too. I realised today, having a large wallet is no longer a necessity.  There are so many cards that can be installed into our phone apps including our debit and credit cards for payment purposes. So, really I only have a small wallet with me to carry some cash, My ID card, one debit card and one credit card for personal self assurance purposes.  In case where...

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Minimalist: Day 7 (Minimalist Benefits)

Minimalist: Day 7 (Minimalist Benefits)

We have been talking about minimalism all week.  So, what are its benefits?? First of all, you have less to clean!!! 1.  Clean - you have a lot less to clean when you have less to begin with.  What’s not to love here? :) 2.  Time - when cleaning become easy, you can save lots of time for other things like writing a book! 3.  Space - with lesser things at home, by default space is the byproduct. 4.  Money saving - when you know that you need less, you buy less, hence you save more money.  This is so...

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Minimalist: Day 6 (Minimalist Living Tips)

Minimalist: Day 6 (Minimalist Living Tips)

Tips to living as a minimalist.  Make your own rules.  It doesn’t mean that if you are a minimalist, you live with nothing at home but your mattress and your pillow on the floor.  Make them up with an intention not to waste unnecessary resource. 1.  Intention or attitude - this is an essential to a good start 2.  Think before you buy - do you need this or is it just too attractive to buy? 3. Buy quality, NOT quantity - never be sucked into a sale item.  They are usually things that you don’t need. 4.  24 hour...

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