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:
- Stay offline for one day.
- Meditate for 15 minutes.
- Declutter your digital life.
- No-complaint day.
- Identify your 3-6 main priorities.
- Follow a morning ritual.
- Stream line your reading list.
- Learn to enjoy solitude.
- Downsize your beauty collection.
- No e-mail or social media until lunch.
- Evaluate your commitments.
- Define your goals for the year.
- Clean out your closet.
- Take a step towards learning a new skill.
- Examine your daily habits.
- Don’t buy anything for 24 hours.
- Practice single-tasking.
- Unfollow & Unfriend.
- Go for a walk and practice mindfulness.
- No TV all day, read instead.
- Journal for 20 minutes.
- Create a relaxing bedtime routine.
- Go bare-faced.
- Practice gratitude.
- Leave a whole day unplanned.
- Identify your stress triggers.
- Clear out your junk drawer.
- Let go of a goal.
- Turn off notifications.
- 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.