Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of. -Benjamin Franklin
If you value your time then you’ve just got to try the site tiii.me! Created by designer Alex Cican, this minimalist cool tool allows you to calculate how much time you’ve spent watching your favorite TV shows!
Just go to tiii.me, type in your favorite show (ex: Breaking Bad), select how many seasons you’ve seen (ex: 5), and hit the arrow button. Bam! It will show you have many days, hours, minutes (ex: 2 days, 14 hours, 0 minutes) of your life you’ve used / invested / wasted. It also gives you the option to share your results on twitter.
The beauty of this baby is you can add more TV shows (ex: Breaking Bad plus Attack On Titan and Dexter) following the same procedure above. Now you’ll know how many days you lost in one year (Total time lost for the three shows: 7 days, 0 hours, 25 minutes). Definitely an eye opener.
I would never suggest that anyone throw out all of their stuff immediately. If you’re interested in living a simple lifestyle, wonderful. But take the fervor that surrounds the movement with a grain of salt, and make the transition at your own pace.What we believe in.
Simplify at your own pace.
We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn’t. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.
…have a sense of what’s important and what’s not important by removing those things that are vying for your attention.
I just heard about this. I don’t have enough stuff for 40 bags. But this may help those just starting out with minimalism. -Danny
A forty day period in the spring (coinciding with the 40 days of Lent) where you focus on cleaning one area per day. In this one area you challenge yourself to declutter, simplify, decrapify, and get rid of things you don’t need. The goal is one bag a day but you can have more or less.
The inflow of objects is relentless. The outflow is not. We don’t have rituals, mechanisms, for getting rid of stuff.
Anthony P. Graesch, The Way We Live: Drowning in Stuff
Stuff tends to accumulate over time. Having an outflow system is one of the keys to having a minimalist life. A trash can is for trash. What about the things that are still working and in good condition? We have a “minimalist box" in our home where we can easily place things that we want to let go of. Then we donate on a monthly basis. -Danny
It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more upon a man than he can bear. Worry is rust upon the blade. It is not the revolution that destroys the machinery but the friction.
INFOGRAPHIC: 21 Facts That Will Change Your Relationship Forever
There’s no better week than Valentine’s to improve your relationship with small, manageable actions. Check out our first-ever infographic on the science of a successful relationship, and pass it on to all the couples in your life!
February 11, 2014
Interesting. Looks like we got a lot of things right. Check out the full infographic here. -Danny
The Internet can bring couples together, but one in four cell phone owners in relationships say their smartphones are distracting.
Happy Valentines everyone! Keep your phone out of sight and focus on the one you love :)