The Minimalist Experiment

Do you ever think that your life is too complicated? That you have too much stuff? That you don’t have enough time for the truly important things in your life? I do.

Over the next month, I’m going to remedy this as I try the Minimalist Experiment.

Minimalism seems to be a theme that I have been running across recently, on various websites and blogs that I read. Intrigued, I’ve been doing some reading, and realized that I love this idea. Maybe it’s time to actively work towards it.

Minimalism, as defined by me: Paring away the fluff from one’s life in order to focus on that which is truly important.

Notice that my definition does not limit me in any way. I am not interested in living out of a backpack or limiting myself to 100 possessions.

I do feel that I have too much stuff that I don’t use (even thought I’ve gotten rid of quite a bit over the last couple years) so I will be weeding out some of the dust-collectors. I waste far too much time on useless activities and need to improve my focus. Too much of my energy is spent on frivolous concerns.

I have a lot of areas where I could better focus in my life. Over the next month or so I will be doing exactly that. I will be writing about the experiment: about resources I find, what I try, what works and what doesn’t.

If this interests you I’d love to have you join me. Do you want to get rid of the “fluff” in your life? Kill time time-wasters, get rid of mind-clutter, and clear some physical clutter? Email or comment and let me know. We’ll experiment together, and see how much we can improve our lives!

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