Reclaiming the nightstand and the brain

I reclaimed my nightstand this weekend. I had two goals for doing it: bust clutter and continue getting my electronics under control. Paradoxically, it took more electronics to do this.

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Lifestyle Tip #15: Wait for it…

To wait… seems like wasted time.  Haste can be a life-saver, from our ancestors who fled from predators to today’s trauma surgeons who bring patients back from the brink. We can track the wait time to renew a driver’s license without leaving the house. And I’ve written before about how we fill those extra spaces in our lives.

Is there ever a benefit of acting without a sense of urgency? Where you wait first, and act later? You bet there is. Especially when you’re consuming media.

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Lifestyle Tip #13: Unplug

Let’s get the obvious out of the way: you can’t read these words without an electronic device connected to the Internet. So there’s a point at which “Chasing Minimalism” (the blog) and “chasing minimalism” (the lifestyle) diverge. In the past few weeks, I’ve been exploring the intentional unplug. I’ve found that just a few minutes a day has made me a more mindful dad, husband and yes, employee.

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