11 Extreme Minimalist Habits for 2019
I enjoy keeping up with my habits because it's all about continual improvement through the process and unfolding of the practice. I can boost my productivity, energy, and have more clarity!
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Why good habits are important
Helps with setting goals and achieving them
More mental clarity
Nourishes emotional needs
My Minimalist Habits
1. Remove Labels
I try my best to remove distracting labels on bottles and clothing tags. I also prefer clothing without branded marks. This is simply my preference because I sometimes feel that these things can be too stimulating as an HSP.
2. Put things back
I used to let things pile up until the end of the month. Now I focus on putting things back where it belongs right after use. This way I can increase my focus with fewer distractions in my environment.
3. Clean regularly
I commit to household duties whenever I can. I find it easier to clean regularly as much as possible instead of doing massive cleaning for hours. So I get in the habit of tackling things bit by bit.
4. Consume Mindfully
I rarely shop but when I do, I stay mindful and intentional. I take into consideration my budget, the quality of the product, ease of use, and sustainability. But I am aware that I can not always be perfect with my decisions. It's important for me to get something that is going to last long so that I don't have to create additional waste.
5. Make instead of buy
6. Say NO
The easiest way to say NO to temptation like shopping and consumption is to be aware of my own feelings. I focus on healing guilt, shame, and resistance about saying NO to others.
7. Ask for help
I believe the path way to success is in my willingness to surrender and learn from others with humbleness. I used to try to do everything on my own because I didn't want to admit my imperfections. But now I find value in taking courses, reading books, seeking help from the community, and listening to what others have to say.
8. Manage Time
I know that it's difficult to commit to life changes all in one go. So I focus on taking small steps, planning my goals mindfully, and managing my time with ease. I also applied this when I was decluttering. I try to focus on doing my best in the present moment without forcing too much responsibility on myself. That's why it's important for me to manage my time wisely and to ask for help when needed.
9. Do it with ease
I value ease and comfort. I focus on productivity but not in a way that makes me feel burnt-out or exhausted. I can avoid exhaustion when I manage my time, energy, and money wisely through the right resources. For example, if I declutter the right way once, I don't have to do it many times and feel overwhelmed at the end.
More about 10 & 11 in my video 11 Extreme Minimalist Habits for 2019