Tuesday, March 6, 2018

30-Day Minimalism Game: Day 6

The sixth day of the 30-Day Minimalism Game is also fairly simple. As a have a number of books I've read that I can pass along, I'll be able to do so over the course of a few days of the challenge - or can add in a few books on days where coming up with X number of items proves difficult.

So for today...

Day 6

One of the books I'll be sending along to a family member, the remainder to someone who's a fan of these type of reads. I'm happy to be able to give them a home elsewhere so that they'll be able to be enjoyed as much as I enjoyed them.


The temptation to finish early. One of the things I'm finding most challenging about this game is not getting ahead of myself. Once started I want to keep my momentum going but I can't if I'm going to stick with the rules of the game. And if I separate out the items and take the snaps in advance, I feel like I'll be cheating in some way. Or even if it's not really considered cheating, completing the 30-day game in less than a week won't feel like as much of an accomplishment and it will make me wonder why I even participated.

Going it alone. It's not quite as fun as I imagine doing it with a friend would be. But I don't know a single person who is interested in minimizing (though I know a few people who might benefit from a decluttering and/or a simpler way of life).

Sticking to my own stuff. It's very hard when your spouse doesn't share the same belief in minimalism that you do. And while he isn't half the consumer I am, and doesn't have too strong a connection with his things, he does consume and has a few things that I might consider sellable, donate-able, recyclable. Especially with our pending move and the knowledge that he will eventually go through his things to eCycle them, it's very hard not to push him to do it now so that he can unofficially join the game or give me his disposables so that I can count them for mine.

To be continued...

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