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Minimalizing Your Life

To minimize your life is choosing to live by design, not by default. You decide where to allocate your time, focus, and efforts.

Why Minimizing Your Life

What minimizing your life will bring you:

  • More Efficiency: You finally have enough time to do what’s truly important.
  • More Time: Owning and doing things carry high costs. Doing less frees up your time to focus on the essential few.
  • Less Stress: No more overloaded schedules, running from one place to the next, always rushing.
  • Better Health: having and doing less calms your mind and brings clarity.
  • Freedom: things don’t own you anymore, you only own things you love. 
  1. Decide what’s unimportant: cover the low priorities of your life. You might discover you are focusing on the wrong priorities and cluttering your brain and wasting your time.
  2. Know what’s important: move to what’s really important to you. These are the things you love, bringing you joy.
  3. Question everything, constantly: adopt a new mentally of simplification, questioning yourself constantly if you are allocating your time, attention, and money, wisely.
Steve Jobs
“Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.”
Stephen Covey
Anything less than a conscious commitment to the important is an unconscious commitment to the unimportant.”
Cal Newport
Clarity about what matters provides clarity about what does not.

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