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Minimizing and simplicity

I’ve always been conscious of my own distractions, clutter, and often unnecessary mental inventory. Most of these things I’ve inherently kept to a minimum. But I recently wanted to consciously minimize even more. I love simplicity. I love the freedom of the mental inventory to invest thought in whatever I want, not what I have to invest it in. Simplicity and minimalism means freedom.

I had too much stuff on my phone. I deleted 100+ apps. There’s still some fat that can be trimmed. A lot of them were tucked away in folders with the thought that I’d one day use them. I never used them. I use a few apps, and I use [most of] them to simplify things. And to communicate. Because it’s a phone.

This is what my iPhone used to look like:
old-iphone

This is what my iPhone looks like now:
new-iphone

I always keep my email inbox “above the fold.” I strive for “zero inbox.”

This is what my inbox looks like now:
zero-inbox

I use my favorite desktop and mobile app called Things as my running to-do list. I like to check things off of my lists. It affords me daily accomplishments.

This is what my Things looks like now:
minimal-things

My wallet used to be filled with credit cards, membership cards, expired coupons, receipts, and just stuff. Clutter. I minimized. Now I just carry my driver license, the 2 credit cards I use and my insurance card in a hand-stitched front pocket ID wallet.

This is what my wallet used to look like:
old-wallet

This is what my wallet looks like now:
new-wallet

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