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How To Be A Minimalist, In Design & In Life - DesignTAXI.com
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Motivation and excitement about your vision, your ambition, your goal, give you energy and an ability to do what others can, but won’t do.
It's about time I focussed on just 3 tasks each day.... doing too many things...
Are you relegated to a life of mediocrity, or is motivation something that can be coached, practiced, and created? Here are 15 simple steps to kick up your A-game.
Motivating yourselr - it's not rocket science! Some simple tips...
"Along with the crisp fall breeze that runs through the air in the months following summer comes the stress from the hurriedness of life and the chaos of work. From the moment we get up in the morning to the moment we hit the bed at night, there's something about the months of fall that make our day feel overwhelming.
Perhaps it's the tinge of guilt from an unproductive summer or the worry from an overthinking mind that constantly wonders about how the year will end -- we find ourselves unable to understand how to deal with the chaos of our day.
I believe there is hope. Here are three things that we can ACCEPT right now that will make our day better: ..."
Please read and sign The Free World Charter today at: http://www.freeworldcharter.org
The Free World Charter is a statement of principles that has the potential to optimise life on Earth for all species, eradicate poverty and greed, and advance progress.
Neither political nor religious, these ten short principles could form the foundation of a new, advanced society that uses no money, is free, fair and sustainable. They are based solely on nature, common sense and survival."
The most valuable part of my post-secondary education happened during the ten hours a week I spent riding the bus between the campus and my suburban home.
You can simultaneously accept something and change it. Not only that, but coming to any reality already having accepted it emotionally makes it easier to change it. It’s a lot more pleasant (and effective) to just calmly clean up the damn milk instead of prefacing the inevitable mopping with a little tantrum. Rejecting any reality makes it spiteful to you.
This means acceptance is the appropriate response to everything that happens, even before you decide whether you will act on it or not."
"Fully conscious living is first and foremost choosing a way of life that starts by being aware, awake and responsible for our thoughts, beliefs, projections and lifestyle choices. It is becoming aware of what is occurring both externally and internally in our body and mind."
What must we overcome as a culture or as individuals for gratitude to flourish? The key, argues Robert Emmons, is to see all of life as a gift.
Practical Tips for Productive Living
How might things improve around you if you kept these eleven insights in mind every day?
The most important trip you will likely take in life is meeting others half way.
I have come to realize the pursuit of riches is based on the faulty premise that the presence of money always brings benefit into our lives. But consider just this short list of things better to be than rich.
“Money often costs too much.” ―Ralph Waldo Emerson
Though things like religious or political beliefs can easily be recognized, there are many internal beliefs that we have that many of us are not consciously aware of.
Read about 7 non-limiting beliefs to provide you with a solid foundation for self-development.
"“There is an ugliness in being paid for work one does not like,” Anaïs Nin wrote in her diary in 1941.
Indeed, finding a sense of purpose and doing what makes the heart sing is one of the greatest human aspirations — and yet too many people remain caught in the hamster wheel of unfulfilling work"
Enjoy your Friday!
""Slow Living? I don't have time for it!" If this is your initial reaction, chances are you would really benefit from more of it. Slow Living means structuring your life around meaning and fulfillment. Similar to "voluntary simplicity" and "downshifting," it emphasizes a less-is-more approach, focusing on thequality of your life. "
"We all want the food, clothing, and shelter needed to live safe and healthy lives. And we all want at least a basic education and access to medical care should we fall ill. But beyond these basic needs, how much more do we actually need to live well and to be free? The Simpler Way doesn’t mean that we cannot have possessions that go beyond our basic needs, but it does involve questioning the amount of stuff that is in our lives. Sometimes, less really can be more.
"Post growth is about developing human potential, wellbeing and happiness within, and in relation to, a physically finite earth. It’s about putting life and everything needed to maintain it at the center of economic and social activity, instead of the never-ending accumulation of money, and the pursuit of growth of all kinds without regard for the consequences."
21 "Non-Spiritual" Things that make us Happy.
Little things that provide happy moments.
Good morning!!! ;)
My experience is that while 'non-spiritual' many do indeed unleash the spirit!
"The tendency of our lives, businesses, art, is to keep adding: more furniture, clothes, gadgets, tasks, appointments, features to websites and apps, words to our writing.
Continual addition isn’t sustainable or desirable."
"When do you know it is the right time for change?
When can you turn a dream change into an action?
How much do you need to plan? Rethink? Save?
Now, simple living can start anytime and can be a quick or slow process. But what about big changes, like moving, changing jobs, starting a new business?"
"Nearly every activity we do has a purpose, a goal in mind.
We drive to get to work, to the store, to a class or party. We walk for fitness, or to get to a specific destination. We work to achieve something, to reach certain numbers. We workout to get healthier, to get a nicer body.
But what would happen if we gave up the goal?
What would a journey without a goal be like?"
"Have a powerful reason — when things get difficult, “because it sounds nice” or “to look good” aren’t going to cut it.
Start tiny, with a simple but unbreakable promise to yourself to do one small thing every single day.
Watch your urges, and learn not to act on childish whims.
Listen to your self-rationalizations, and don’t believe their lying ways.
Enjoy the habit, or you won’t stay with it longer than a week’s worth of sunrises."
Quotes to inspire living intentionally and with peace
My only regret is that we didn’t find minimalism sooner—that we wasted so much time, so many years, and so many resources. If I could do life over again, I would have embraced a minimalist life earlier.
If you don't like the way things are.... Start a town. It sometime seems as if things are grim and change could just never come about in the places where we ...
There's a new reality in the world today and we've got to wake up to it. Are you ready to choose yourself?
Wake up call to engage with life as you want it!
This essay looks at slow life design, how we are the designers of our own lives, and how to have a simple, sustainable, and slow life.
"It may seem strange to discuss ‘mindfulness and attitude’ on a website dedicated to the practice of simplicity. Isn’t this supposed to be about actually doing things differently, not just thinking differently? Yes it is, but it is very important to understand that the Simpler Way is first and foremost a frame of mind, a set of attitudes. If our minds are not in order, the Simpler Way will not make sense. Below are some important things to think about – to think seriously about – as you undertake your practical transition to a simpler life.
If you are interested in some more elaborate ‘thought experiments’ on the Simpler Way, please download ourMeditations On Simplicity."
"Rethinking attitudes toward work and working hours is central to the Simpler Way. Most of the things we consume have to be purchased, and this means that the more we consume, the more time we have to spend working to pay for our lifestyles.