Clear surfaces and uncluttered spaces for a less stressful environment
Feel free to unplug, “detox” and partake in digital breaks regularly (this includes social media, electronics, and everything concerning digital minimalism)
Saying “No” to things like commitments that aren’t passions, stuff from family members and friends, and stressful social situations. This allows the possibility of engaging in activities and including things in my life that better my well-being and exercise mindfulness
Be realistic about entertaining decorations and events. There’s no reason to go gung-ho on wasteful decorations that you won’t reuse again or have a use for after wards. Same goes with supplies and clothing/costumes for themed-parties. For example, if you have 20 various drinking glasses but only use 2 or 5 when you have company over, and/or don’t throw social-gatherings frequently, then ask yourself do you really need all 20 drinking glasses. For themed-party attire, look into borrowing from a friend or becoming more creative with what you do have. If it’s truly essential to you and you want to get into the spirit of a big costume event, then look into renting.
Love what you do and do what you love (this includes employment, daily activities, you name it)
Get into the habit of shopping with a budget/limit
Put effort towards choosing quality over quantity specifically when it comes to household items and clothes
Invest in experiences instead of items or materialism
Take your time with decluttering and try to categorize what you want to declutter. Enjoy the journey and enjoy getting to learn more about what’s important to you. It’s part of the process. You don’t need to become victim to some 30-day challenge. If you want to focus on a specific room in your house or collection of items you have, take that baby step first. Minimalism is a mindset that paves a way to mindful (and often times, sustainable) habits
Before eliminating, consider downsizing first. It makes the process not only less stressful but more realistic. You get a better feel of what’s manageable and compliments your natural groove of living
Honey bees build complexes of hexagonal wax cells in their nests to contain their larvae and stores of honey. Why do these insects prefer hexagons to, for instance, square cells (which are more straightforward to build)?
There are two possible explanations. One is that hexagon tiles the plane with minimal surface area. This claim (for obvious reasons called the “honeycomb conjecture”) was proved only in 1999 by Thomas Hales, and implies the hexagonal structure uses the least material to create a lattice of cells within a given volume.
Another explanation is that the hexagonal shape simply results from the process of individual bees putting cells together, somewhat analogous to the boundary shapes created in a field of soap bubbles. In support of this theory, it is observed that queen cells, which are constructed singly, are irregular, with no apparent attempt at efficiency.
The surface of the water is being breached once again. Long arm dives and the head follows. And once again the body is fighting the surface tension. The swimmer gets to the end of the pool and you hold your breath as he does the perfect tumble and he goes back. The length of his stroke is something you will never reach, but then again you don’t have to. The perfect lines on his arm, the shapes of deltoid, biceps and triceps you see during the recovery are just a wonder.