A part of minimalism is mindfulness. If I am consciously curating what I want and don’t want during the day then I am paying attention, to honour my intention.
For example, I am ‘listening’ to my body while sitting at the computer. I notice that my neck and shoulders are stiff. What is happening? Sometimes my posture slips. Sometimes it is stress. I notice that I have not taken a break. To sit comfortably at my desk I must do a stretching routine every morning. But I still get up every 20 minutes (I set a timer) and do a chore, take a walk, or have a power nap. Voice dictation saves my hands and wrists. And I shift eye gaze to stare out a window at the clouds for a few minutes.
I know I must care for my body, to care for me, so I can give to the world outside of me. My contribution is important.
Throughout this blog, look for Jo’s favourite MOTLOT statements!