It’s my third time trying to bring about this minimalism game. My last attempt lasted me to the 8th day.
I have no more excuse. The sabbatical six months has just started yesterday.
Here I am, a stay-at-home-mother who probably have 10 times more time in the world than the previous working-me who have to shower so early in the morning, get my babies ready (read: fight a war), send them to schools, curse 45 minutes traffic, then take the train to the job I don’t really enjoy (I didn’t say hate), buy expensive meals that taste just the same, wait 8 hours to go back home, but end up leaving earlier to catch my kids – I mean, to pick them up a.s.a.p before their playschools’ overtime extra charges kick in. Phew.
A’ishah, that’s a very long sentence in one breath to say, all the excuses – over! The time you really wanted all this while – it’s here.
And dear, stop being dramatic about it because anyway, you don’t need to be on sabbatical to play just. a. game!
Even the busiest Prime Minister can pull this off.
What is the 30-Day Minimalism Game?
First started by The Minimalists, the 30-Day Minimalism Game helps people to declutter their belongings in a more enjoyable way. It is to be played with family and friends who are also willing to get rid of their excess stuff. So, it’s like a challenge – the person who can last longer and call it a month will win.
I’m not sure if I have family members, friends or anyone I know interested to do this. So I’m just doing this alone and inviting my readers (you!) to join me, oh yes I’m serious.
Leave me your Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or blog link in the comment section down below (wherever you decide to share the journey) for me to follow. It could be more fun doing this together.
Use the #minsgame hashtag on your postings. If you get lucky, you’ll be found by the big worldwide minimalism community out there. It’s almost like a cult on the internet if you haven’t known.
How to play the #minsgame?
This month, each of you must get rid of one thing on the first day. On the second, two things. Three items on the third. So forth, and so on. Anything can go! Clothes, furniture, electronics, tools, decorations, etc. Donate, sell, or trash. Whatever you do, each material possession must be out of your house—and out of your life—by midnight each day. (Let’s Play a Minimalism Game by The Minimalists)
I know, I’m a bit late to start. It’s already 3rd of May when I’m writing this. So for today, I’ll try to find 1+2+3=6 items to get rid off. The following day will go as how it should.
At the end of the month, if you play this well you will reduce 465 items that:-
1. don’t spark joy and/or
2. don’t have a purpose in your life, insyaAllah.