It has changed parts of me. I see the pandemic as a moment to reconnect with what is essential in my life.
Anything that does not bring tranquillity and peace to your life is clutter.
“Uitwaaien” means to go out into nature as a way of clearing your mind.
No relationship is more important than the relationship you have with yourself.
A low-stress day. Quality time with family and watching my favourite sports team.
When you take everyday blessings for granted.
Success is not a cure for anxiety or depression. Sometimes it makes it worse.
Simply being thoughtful about your purchases.
A “peaceful life” is the removal of ongoing stress.
Financial discipline fosters character traits like self control, prudence, and patience.
Identify what is most important to you. Eliminate everything else.
One way, is to want less. Another way is to first help other people get what they want.
The principles of personal finance have not changed for 3000 years. That is why it is so easy to understand and apply.
Akrasia is when you do one thing even though you know you should do something else. Like spending and saving.
Someone who asks too many stupid, pointless or obnoxious questions.
DAD: By not being present, we scatter ourselves; and that scattering causes us to look for fulfillment in the wrong places.
DAD: Advertisers trick you into wanting stuff. Ignore the noise.
DAD: Talk about life, love, meaning, experiences, entrepreneurship. Be inquisitive, learn about people
DAD: Your track record for getting through hard days is 100% so far.
When you worry too much, it is easy to mistake your worries for reality, instead of recognizing that they are just thoughts.
Knowing how to be quiet teaches you how to formulate your thoughts. The quiet unhurried mind understands the most.
On the contrary, spending less brings more joy.
Stop multitasking and remove anything from your environment that might distract you.
Better than organizing more, try owning less.
We are all busy. We’ve all taken on too much. Saying yes to less is the way out.
Who cares what colour the grass is on the other side. Live in the moment and embrace the present.
Balance is not about perfection. It’s about avoiding extremes.
Decluttering allowed me to have more of what I love, and less of what I don’t.
Material items do not always equal happiness. Sometimes they just add stress and debt.
Just get started.
Material items do not always equal happiness. Sometimes they just add more stress and debt.
Being good with money does not mean you don’t spend it. And not spending does not make you good with money.
Treat yourself if it brings you happiness. Enjoy your money with moderation. Balance is the key.
Minimalism is less about the quantity of items you have and more about the quality of life you create.
Many people forget that birthday celebrations are about people and moments rather than gifts and stuff.
Definitely less than 100%. We all have way too much stuff.