When I started adopting a more minimalist way of life a few years back, decluttering my budget wasn’t really the first thing on my mind.
It turned out to be more of a side effect. In this case, a very positive one.
So what does living on minimalist or, as I like to call it, functional budget look like? We’ll get to it right away, but let me clarify one thing first.
It does not mean that you stop spending money, stop enjoying life, never go out for dinner or else. …
The stillness of an early morning
Our secret rendezvous
Together we share a cup of coffee
I love these quiet moments
When it’s just you and me
You approach me slowly
Touching my skin
Joy and comfort is what I feel within
The sea of calmness before the day begins
I love to watch your little game
I call it to hide and seek
When you are dancing through the clouds
Life seems so playful and sweet
Can you hear it?
The day starts pulling me back into its wild waters
We need to say goodbye for now
Let’s not feel sorrow
Rather joy of this moment
We’ll meet again tomorrow
To make sure everyone is on the same page before we go any further, here is a short definition of conscious consumption by Kristin Wong from the NY Times:
Conscious consumption is an umbrella term that simply means engaging in the economy with more awareness of how your consumption impacts society (and environment) at large.
I’m attaching a link to a comprehensive guide at the end of this article that explores the topic more in-depth.
When we start learning how to consume more consciously, it can be a bit daunting, mainly because every human activity leaves a trace, whether we…
I had this piece ready roughly three weeks ago. The only thing left was to publish. I decided to run it by my friend for one last time. She came back to me with: “I reviewed your hate letter to advertising :).”
It struck me a bit as I didn’t think I was so harsh with my words or opinions. After giving it a second thought, I decided to go ahead. If for nothing else, then to encourage the conversation and make people think about:
Quite frankly, I wouldn’t have enough of it. Especially now, when digital platforms are still for many of us, the only way to work, learn and stay in touch with our loved ones. They are the remaining option for us to be creative, entertained and informed.
When the world closed its borders, moving online in almost every single aspect of our lives became a ‘natural thing’ to do.
At first, I didn’t realize how much my behaviour and habits changed. From an average of ten hours, I went to being online for roughly fifteen hours a day. While trying to…
7:15 AM. I jump out of my bed to switch off the alarm. The phone display tells me it’s the 3rd of April. I’m approaching the end of my fourth week of self-isolation, you know, since the Earth has started shutting down.
7:30 AM. As I don’t have to rush for a train, I fight the urge to nap a little longer. In my experience, a little longer might turn into an additional hour. I’d better get up and make myself some fresh coffee.
8:00 AM. Stopover in the bathroom to wash my face. I spend thirty seconds looking at…
A few weeks ago, I finally managed to visit my friend’s place. Her parents live in a small town in northern Germany, surrounded by nature. I couldn’t imagine a better place for a much need break from a busy city.
Unfortunately for us, it was raining cats and dogs. No fear! VR is here! My friend’s parents have recently purchased a VR set, so we couldn’t think of a better opportunity to test it.
In case you are wondering, YouTube has a whole bunch of VR content. …
So, don’t be sad that some of them did not work out. It doesn’t mean you should dismiss them. Some of your connections are just not meant to last. However, they played an essential part in shaping your personality.
Relations, like any other living organism, are a subject to evolution. They are much like us.
No. And so aren’t your relationships.
They evolve in line with who you were, who you are and who you wish to be.
In many cases, they are the most accurate reflection of what our real values are; how dedicated we are, how much are…
Last week we ‘celebrated’ World Mental Health day. How many of you did know World Mental Health day falls on the tenth of October? No worries if you didn’t.
I have to say I wouldn’t know either if I didn’t stumble upon it on my friend’s Instagram stories. If it wouldn’t be for the Instagram stories, then definitely for a sudden surge in articles related to mental health ever-increasing problems across other media channels.
Yes, ‘celebrating’ the importance of mental health is genuinely excellent. The only thing I find sad is this. As soon as the day is over, we…