Constant Curiosity - Minimal Edition | #4
Tidying Up, Mindfulness, Tech Detox & More
This week’s email is all about minimalism. Let’s dive in!
🧹 Tidying Up
Marie Kondo is one of my idols. She dedicated her life to pursuing her practice tidying with the utmost energy and excellence. She had a passion for tidying from her early childhood and found a way to turn that passion into being world-class in a career no one else knew existed. Her story makes me ask myself: “How can I become better by narrowing my focus?”
🍃 Mindfulness precedes minimalism
It is difficult to practice minimalism without mindfulness. Be mindful of what you are purchasing, what you are using, and what you are discarding. Only with this sense of awareness can you develop a practice of minimalism.
“Doing nothing is overrated.” - Greg McKeown
📲 On downloading apps
I love to download and test new apps, so I made a new rule for myself: If I download a new app, I must delete two old ones.
📚 Recommended Reading
Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport. This book provides the antidote to a modern lifestyle that has become tragically dependent on constant stimulation from technology.
Essentialism by Greg McKeown. In a society so often focused on more, more, more, this refreshing read provides a useful guide on how to be happy with less.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. Who would have thought you could change your life by tidying? Marie Kondo teaches you how tidying can benefit your life in far more ways than you would expect.
📵 My 10-day Tech Detox
I spent ten days with no technology. No computer, no iPad, no iPhone. I loved it.
Thanks for reading and talk to you next time.