A reader asked me a very interesting question the other day about how you can be a minimalist whilst living in a big city. It started when he asked me about why I chose my blog to be called “Walking in the Fast Lane”. I explained that I lived in London and my blog is … More Minimalists can live in big cities too
Cast your mind back to January when you defined your goals for 2017, what you wanted to learn, achieve and become by the end of year. Your motivation was probably very high, it was a new year and you had a whole 12 months to reach your goals. Now we’re almost one third of the … More It’s time to review your 2017 goals
Next week is National Park Week in the US and for the lucky people in America this means free entry to the National Parks this and next weekend. It’s a perfect excuse for exploring with your loved ones, enjoying the best nature has to offer and recharging your batteries in places such as Yosemite, Yellowstone … More National Park Week
Just a quick one to let you know that I’m on Instagram now. There’ll be a lot of material to accompany the blog so it’ll be worth checking out. My username is @mr_essentialist or the URL is https://www.instagram.com/mr_essentialist. See you there.
The One month series is a collection of monthly habits I try out out to see whether the habit is of value to me if it’s either taken away from me or added to my life. At the end of the month I reflect on how the the challenges I faced, whether it was a … More One month… without SnapChat
David is nervously waiting whilst the bank manager is away from his desk. He is paying off the overdraft each month but now wants to increase the limit to £10,000 so he can put a deposit down on a new BMW. After a few minutes the bank manager returns with some news ‘We were able … More Borrowing money for processions
Passion, focus, slow living, eco living; just some of the words I’ve heard people use when describing minimalism. It sounds like the recipe to a perfect life but I’ve been around long enough to understand that there’s no ‘one solution fits all’ and was initially hesitant in trying out this concept. What if I’d got … More What does minimalism mean to you?