Learning Minimalism Again

I am planning to buy the book Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki during Black Friday, if it’s possible.

In the mean time after I publish this post, I’ll be picking the book up at the library. I have it on hold and it’s ready.

I’ve read it before. I want to read it again. I learned a lot from it, but need to review.

This book helped clear my mind and showed me how to prioritize my life.

If you’re interested in my video review of it, please watch below:

If you don’t want to watch it, well, here are the lessons:

  1. Less things, more money
  2. Less things, more time
  3. Less things, more happy

I highly recommend reading this book.

The author is coming out with Hello, Habits on January 5, 2021.

This Book Made me Reflect on 2020

I know 2020 hasn’t ended yet, but so much has already happened.

I was on a mission to clean my wardrobe, allotting 3 hours to the task when I decided to listen to the audiobook of Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom.

A little bit of context: I had been reading positivity quotes, productivity books and hustle material for a while at this point. Reading Tuesdays with Morrie gave me a “fresher” perspective on life. Self-care, self-development, selfie–all about the “self.

I thought it was a fictional book, but instead, it made me think. There was no hustle “bro talk”, positivity quotes or mind-boggling questions. Instead, it made me think about how I treat others, how I treat myself, my character and putting good into the world.

Tuesdays with Morrie with encouraged me to take a look at my purpose. It talks of compassion too. That one really hit hard because Morrie said (something like this) that if we all had compassion, then there’d be no judgement–racism, sexism, prejudice etc. That’s all the problems that have surfaced thus far in 2020.

If you’re in need of reflecting without the pressure of “self-development” and want to put good into the world, then this book is for you. There’s also a movie on the book too. I don’t think I’ll watch it though.

I didn’t write a summary but here’s Spark Notes if you want to get a gist of what this book is about.

I suppose this is your 2020 hindsight prompt.