Hello beautiful, homebound nerds.
OH NO!! You are nolonger homebound, seems the government let the dogs out. Apologies, I am not referring to you as a dog.
This is the 7th of the Cjart Describing Things As They Are Series, and this far am greatful to God and all of you.
- Part 1 [Introduction]
- Part 2 [Lost My Way]
- Part 3 [Looking For Inspiration]
- Part 4 [Making The Main Thing – The Main Thing]
- Part 5 [Lost My Identity]
- Part 6 [A Journey Through Depression]
If I sound a little different, it’s because I’m writing this at home AGAIN!! after a long day indoor despite loosening of restrictions by government. I am not sick, you hopefully aren’t either, but many of us are staying home so that we don’t inadvertently become vectors for a virus, whose impact we don’t fully understand after almost 6 months of staying indoor, but the wild dogs are out.
So the magic trick.
If you follow me on my socials you know am a dies hard fan of the minimalist, with that and under their influence I have conduct countless experiments. Not those bunny-rabbit-in-a-cage kind of experiments, but real-life tests of self that get me outside my comfort zone, allow me to grow, and force me to learn myriad things about myself along the way.
Through these experiments, I’ve discovered more than I ever thought possible: learning my limits, testing my habits, stretching my mind, confronting my darkness.
The point of these experiments is not to limit myself, though—at least not in the long term. Joshua says :- Minimalism has never been about deprivation. Rather, I limit myself in the short term so I can learn about myself, learn about my psyche, and ultimately identify what is meaningful in my life.
Often these changes stick, becoming empowering habits that make my life more meaningful; other times, I gain a deeper understanding of myself even though I discontinue the experiment.
My past experiments include…
Living in the moment
Getting rid of less used apps on my phone and pc softwares
No phone usage 10 hours a day
Reading a book a week
Publishing one short story each week or month
Giving to the Needy (Only the little extra I go)
Finding a reason to smile
And more “secret/weird experiments”
How about you—what are you considering?
And at this I will add a little note on Possessions and how to let go of Possessions
Our possessions possess us.
This is how we let go.
If a thing stops adding value, sell it.
If it doesn’t sell in a week, lower the price.
If it doesn’t sell in 30 days, donate it.
If a donation place doesn’t accept, recycle it.
If it can’t be recycled, trash it (as a last resort).
Once we let go, we’re able to move on.