Does your work bring you value?
Do the things you own give you value?
Do social media apps like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat give you value?
I recently started listening to a podcast by The Minimalists (find the link below) and 3 episodes in; I absolutely love it!
A minimalist is not a person that de-clutters their home till they’ve barely got any things left, as many people think.
A minimalist is a person that is learning what adds value to their life; what to hold on to and what is a waste of time or space.
“Value is something that serves purpose or brings joy”
As a new business owner this got me thinking. Everything in life is about value; how valuable are things that I own?
How can I add value to the service I provide to my personal training clients?
Or how about the things that I do on a daily basis, do they add value to my life?
There's a really simple exercise you can do to work out what is adding value to your life, and what isn't.
Write down 5 things that you want to achieve in life.
For me, I would like to:
- Travel to South America
- Be able to do a 30 second free handstand
- Grow my own vegetables
- Have 20+ PT sessions every week
- Have enough money to buy ONLY free range/locally produced/organic food
Now write down things that you do on a regular basis that will not get you closer to reaching your goals.
My main ones are:
- Flicking aimlessly through the Facebook feed and Instagram feed
- Sending snap chats
- Having notifications on my phone
- Watching Netflix
By asking yourself these questions you will be able to identify things in your life that don't give you value, or won't take you anywhere in life.
Start cleaning out bad habits or physical things that no longer give you value - this can change over time, and could be completely different in a month or a year's time.
By doing these exercises and being honest with yourself, you will find more enjoyment and focus to go where you want to go, be who you want to be or do what you want to do!
I’ve officially uninstalled Facebook and Instagram on my phone. But I have left Instagram on my ipad so I can post pictures because I’m still trying to find out if Instagram gives value to our clients and followers - time will tell.
It's an ongoing process. And if I can’t find value... I will uninstall it there as well.
I think the minimalist movement that is happening around the world is really cool and if you want to learn more have a look at The Minimalists website (it’s quite slick!) or listen to the podcast - links below.
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