The past few weeks, I’ve been going through a major minimalist movement. This was spurred by a few choice items:
- I’m starting my master’s program soon; time to start living like a college student again!
- I’ve been very overwhelmed with information overload lately – bombarded from all sides with news articles, social media notifications, and lists upon lists.
- My general anxiety disorder has been horrible lately, and the most stuff is around me, the more frustrated I become.
As such, I’ve made a few plans to cut down and simplify:
- Deleted my Instagram (such a time-waster!) and migrated to Flickr.
- Deactivated Facebook.
- Moved my entire external hard drive onto Google Drive, formatted it clean, and gave it away to a friend.
- Donated a ton of clothes and items to Goodwill.
- Deleted my Trakt and Netflix accounts since I’m giving up watching mind-numbing TV (except for a few key shows… Breaking Pointe season 3 please!)
- Went through Just Delete Me and removed as many accounts as I could :)
- Contemplating deleting Foursquare…
- Cleaning out my old room and selling off a ton of stuff.
- Only buying physical books if they aren’t available as an ebook (to eliminate clutter).
- Throwing away at least 5 items every day to help simplify my life.
The Instagram -> Flickr move was spurred by my renewed interest in photography (I’ve needed a dedicated hobby for some time!) I recently bought myself a Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS. I needed a replacement for my old Canon PowerShot from 2008 (the lens gets stuck all the time). I’m planning on digging up my Canon EOS Rebel DSLR too, but sometimes moments happen when you’re not carrying around a DSLR (hence the point-and-shoot!)