For the whole month of September, I will be doing a 30-day minimalism challenge, where I try to be a minimalist (as the challenge name suggests) by decluttering my life and figuring out the more important things in life.

Hopefully, this will help me to be more well-balanced, committed, and organized, to name a few goals. This was inspired by Ate Elisa’s tweet a week ago (?) and I opted to do it and start on September since it seemed like the right to do – you know, new month, new start – and since it would be just a few days before August ends and September begins. I hope this will inspire you as well to do the challenge. I believe they are little things that can go big eventually, and small things that you can help you be and feel better day by day. ♥

Quick trivia: I am not an Ate-Kuya kind of person, I only am when I highly respect the person, or when the person is a complete stranger and I don’t know how to address him/her.

30-Day Minimalism Challenge:

  1. Stay offline for one day.
  2. Meditate for 15 minutes.
  3. Declutter your digital life.
  4. No-complaint day.
  5. Identify your 3-6 main priorities.
  6. Follow a morning ritual.
  7. Stream line your reading list.
  8. Learn to enjoy solitude.
  9. Downsize your beauty collection.
  10. No e-mail or social media until lunch.
  11. Evaluate your commitments.
  12. Define your goals for the year.
  13. Clean out your closet.
  14. Take a step towards learning a new skill.
  15. Examine your daily habits.
  16. Don’t buy anything for 24 hours.
  17. Practice single-tasking.
  18. Unfollow & Unfriend.
  19. Go for a walk and practice mindfulness.
  20. No TV all day, read instead.
  21. Journal for 20 minutes.
  22. Create a relaxing bedtime routine.
  23. Go bare-faced.
  24. Practice gratitude.
  25. Leave a whole day unplanned.
  26. Identify your stress triggers.
  27. Clear out your junk drawer.
  28. Let go of a goal.
  29. Turn off notifications.
  30. Evaluate your last 5 purchases.

I wrote everything down on my notebook, or what I call my 2015 Life Notebook, so I could tape the paper on my bed’s headboard, but I still haven’t gotten around to doing that very simple less-than-one-minute task. :-/ If you want a quicker reference that you can bring with you anywhere, here’s the photo of it. Sorry if I made things too complicated.

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Bae is a 20-something passion blogger from Manila. She likes hoarding hobbies and trying out new stuff, blogging about her mundane adventures, and tweeting about random realizations and musings.
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