Eliminating Things Can Be A Very Hard and Daunting Task

I have been an advocate of minimalism for quite a while and yet I still haven’t fully embraced it. I’ve been reading a lot of blog articles about minimalism. I have also followed a bunch of minimalist bloggers and I’ve seen self-help videos about minimalism. But if you were to ask me now as to where I have progressed as a minimalist, I will say I have yet to scratch the surface. That is how far I am towards becoming a full-pledged minimalist.

I still have lots of clutter in my life. I spend a lot on things. I update my car and gadgets frequently. I’ve also been buying a lot of clothes and shoes. I have tons of unread books already collecting dust in our old home. I’ve kept some personal items and other seemingly useless stuff just for the sake of satisfying my “what if I will need this in the future” concern.

So much to eliminate. So much to clean. So much to sort and think about. Seems like a daunting task to me.

And yet I realised, it is quite simple and easy to become a minimalist. Just think of this one key principle. Does this item/object/belonging add value to my life? I can only answer either “yes” or “no” for each item. No but’s and maybe’s. That is the strict rule. My plan is to work on one specific area or clutter at a given time. I will start doing this as soon as possible. I must not procrastinate about this (this one deserves its own blog article).

I’ll keep you informed of my progress.

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Getting My Blogging Groove Back

So I’ve been blogging for almost eight years now. And I’ve been thinking, if I had focused on my blogging and became serious about it for eight straight years, I could have been very rich right now. Who knows? I definitely can write. But I lack the discipline to keep writing regularly for my blogs. I’ts just that my blogging appetite have been on and off for the past eight years. I can turn things around though. I just need that single piece of puzzle that’s missing. And that is consistency. And now that I have brought back my blogging groove (and hopefully I won’t lose it anymore), I’ll keep on writing posts and will keep on managing my blogs on a regular basis. Easy to say huh? We’ll I wouldn’t want to be that blogger who keeps on bringing back to life this website and then killing it again after several months. I want to be that blogger who continuously writes good stuff (not like this one) and who keeps on getting more links and raking increased number of readers. That’s who I want to be.

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Focus is Beast

It has been said over and over again in many self development articles or books. Focus is the key to achieving something. Without it, we won’t be able to accomplish anything. So whenever you are working on a project, researching or studying for an exam, always put in 100% focus to what you are doing. You will be amazed with your capability to finish a task. You’ll not just finish a task. You’ll also be able to deliver quality output. That’s how powerful focus is.

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Slowing Down on a Task

When you’re given a task, try not to rush through it. Try not to aim for a quick finish so you can proceed onto your next to-do. Why not reflect on the task at hand first? Analyze the given task and slowly begin working on it, being mindful as you break it down into smaller and easier tasks.

Savor the idea that you are capable of doing such task. Simplify things. As mentioned, try to break down the task into smaller bits of easier and simpler tasks. Then slowly work on each bit one by one.

Try to be very cautious, precise and accurate. Aim for 0% error output. The more cautious you are, the more effective you will be. You don’t have to finish first. You’re better off finishing with the highest quality output.

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