The benefits of waking early

I’ve changed the structure of my days this year. Its not a New Years resolution, just that it happened to coincide with a trip to Hawaii before Christmas. I found that being on the other side of the world, and still having to manage my businesses, meant that I needed...

From To-Do to Not-Do

I wrote a post a while back about To-Do lists, but a post I read recently made me think again about some of the past changes I made, in how I capture all those tasks in life that need doing. I started to dissect my To-Do list and particularly those things that stuck...
A list of Lifestyle Reading

A list of Lifestyle Reading

I’ve been consumed by books lately, so I thought I’d write a quick list of some of my favourite lifestyle reading. I really love to read about the lifestyles of others, how they’ve made changes for the better and particularly if we can adapt these changes to our...

Who are we trying to impress ?

Its a sad but true fact, that some people are living the lives that others dictate of them. They try to match the behaviour of others, their peers, those they look up to. Be measured by standards that aren’t their own. This simple quote says it all. Too many people...

A year of Minimalist Blogging

The Two Less Things Blog is a year old today, so thats a year of minimalist blogging. What started as a place to throw all the thoughts stuck in my head, attempt to improve my writing skills, and hope fully pass on the things I’d struggled with myself to a few others,...

What is it you do ?

I wrote a while back about the “what do you do for a living?” question, but recently I’ve been asked a slightly different question, “What is it you do ?”. The first person to ask me this was an Apple store employee. I simply smiled at her and said “I do things I like,...
Stuffocation

Stuffocation

  I’d not heard the word ‘Stuffocation’ before, but it says so much doesn’t it. Stuffocation is definitely the opposite of minimalism. It sounds like something to describe being suffocated by stuff, and it conjures up such a physical reaction to the overwhelming...
Its all Black

Its all Black

Its been a while since I’ve posted, no particular reason why, I’m still as Minimalist as I ever was. I’ve been prompted into commenting on this weekend’s madness, they call it Black Friday in the US. Its spreading here to the UK. As others have commented, its the day...