|OT| A New Decade, A New Me and You!

BlindRhythm

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I was talking with BlindRhythm about reducing our shopping at Amazon and other online retailers. This year I’ll try to do exactly that, if anything to reduce the amount of cardboard they send.
Yep! You've definitely got my support with this. Like I mentioned to you, this is a battle you're not fighting alone!:heroblob:

There's only two guaranteed times I order from Amazon these days and that's around Black Friday and Christmas for a few gifts. I've gotten better about ordering less throughout the year and once I'm able to move and don't live in the middle of nowhere anymore I should be able to cut those online orders out completely.
 
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Monooboe

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Oct 10, 2018
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Damn I fell back to the YouTube hole. I thought I was watching things that were good for me, like photography stuff but it's all the same, junk!XD So instead of being productive in the mornings I just would watch lots of junk. So I really need to be more firm with my "no distractions until after dinner".
 

Anteater

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I never really watch youtube stuff all that much, I just find it hard to dedicate any time into it because everything seems to be an half an hour video these days, I think I'm just extremely bad at time management, I could probably sit around and doing jack shit for hours without realizing it :p I already don't watch movies or tv.

I think I'm going to try harder to focus on my tasks one at a time, maybe if I need to look up internet I'll do it all at once and download whatever I need instead of multitasking.
 

NarohDethan

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One thing I’ve learned is that everything you own has a place. If it doesn’t, then it shouldnt be in your house.
 
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Anteater

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Learning perspective is such a mind fuck for me, I think I've 0 understanding on just how camera and perspective work my entire life. :face-screaming-in-fear:
 
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Anteater

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Anteater You should start that art thread you mentioned.:)
I've been thinking about it, but still thinking what I should put in the OT. I originally wanted to make it a newbie thread since I'd be the one that would want tips and help :p I also am not sure how many would participate so making it a catch-all kind of thread where people could also just post their stuff would be nice.
 
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Monooboe

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I've been thinking about it, but still thinking what I should put in the OT. I originally wanted to make it a newbie thread since I'd be the one that would want tips and help :p I also am not sure how many would participate so making it a catch-all kind of thread where people could also just post their stuff would be nice.
A general art thread would've great, people can post stuff and be newbies.
 
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NarohDethan

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Posted it somewhere else but wanted to share it here as well.


Since 2018 or so I’ve been dabbling on minimalism, and this year I made a resolution to go ham on it.

I did an instance of the Konmari method (piling everything you have and discarding things that don’t spark joy, invented by Marie Kondo) on my stuff and now I’ve discarded, sold, or donated 95% of the stuff I have, and I’m amazed by how I don’t miss any of that.

By practicing minimalism, I’m no longer chasing ‘the next thing’, nor I’m not upset or sad by not having it. I don’t have to worry about someone breaking into my apartment and taking my stuff since there’s little to take, and what’s there it can be easily replaced. The idea of insuring things like that looks crazy to me now.

My days are more productive since I can go to bed and wake up earlier because there’s little maintenance to be done, I no longer have ‘I have to clean this fucking mess’ thoughts anymore eating precious mental space. Cleaning is easier than ever, and, fuck me, I even enjoy it.

I’ve narrowed my hobbies and interests (and by consequence, my belongings) since I realized I only have so much time in the day and attention span I can spare to uneventful things. FOMO is gone as well, since I concentrate on things I really like.

And the mental peace that comes with it is priceless. Very little time is spent thinking in things, and more time is dedicates to people, experiences, etc.

If you’re curious about it, I invite you to read ‘The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up’ by Marie Kondo and ‘Goodbye things’ by Fumio Sasaki.
 

Anteater

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So I've decided to spend the night hours staying home instead and only do grocery shopping on the weekends, town is kind of paranoid with the coronavirus stuff and I don't feel like doing my walks with a mask on all the time. Good thing is I get a few hours free but I've become a shut-in outside of my morning runs :grimacing-face:
 

z1ggy

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I´m a bit late but well:

  • Before 2030 i want to stop working all together and to be honest i dont want to destroy myself working untill i die.
  • I want to graduate from university, economics (currently gonna start second year this year, 3 more to go but it will be 5 probably...and im not a kid, so it takes time and more effort i guess?)
  • Release my music since noone had the chance (well this forum had) to listen to it, but i need to finish my songs first.
  • I want to travel around my country with my motorcycle at some point
 

NarohDethan

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I´m a bit late but well:

  • Before 2030 i want to stop working all together and to be honest i dont want to destroy myself working untill i die.
  • I want to graduate from university, economics (currently gonna start second year this year, 3 more to go but it will be 5 probably...and im not a kid, so it takes time and more effort i guess?)
  • Release my music since noone had the chance (well this forum had) to listen to it, but i need to finish my songs first.
  • I want to travel around my country with my motorcycle at some point
May I suggest Mr Money Mustache blog? that dude retired at 30 and he has some pretty good advice
 
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