The place I used to work at, we update our progress by Thursday weekly so the team leader could present it on Friday. Then, the boss will further present the team to the bigger boss next Monday, and so on and so forth – you know the drill.
It’s my third week
working resting at home. I mostly showered once every two days, prepared/ate whatever instant and fast food available in the fridge, drank a lot of coffee to stay awake not to write but binge-watch Netflix (which I later uninstalled from my phone)
PSA: If anyone ever offers or talks you into Netflix, by any means run as far as you can, no joke!
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.
I can’t remember exactly how I came to encounter the idea of minimalism and become so into it.
I’ve tried to be frugal since I’ve started working but that’s about it, because being frugal also means I still bought many cheap stuff that I don’t really need.
Early this year, I tried to minimize my online accounts – emails, social media, subscriptions and while trying to get help from Mr. Google, I found this article from my now favorite blog, Zen Habits:-
Simple Living Manifesto: 72 Ideas to Simplify Your Life
I start to do some of the things on the list. I remember feeling so good when I started to list down my priority and learning to let go – things, people or something I was doing that didn’t really spark joy. It is so freeing and I could feel like I’m more in control with every little things I own and the activities I do in my daily life. Everything that remains serves a purpose and brings value to my life. Everything sparks joy.