Zero Waste Swap: Lunch Kit Edition

One alarming discovery I’ve had after doing a series of decluttering is this: I contribute a lot of harm to our environment in the form of waste—plastic waste, in particular. My desire to remedy this frustration led me to learn more about the zero waste movement, and I have since challenged myself to exert conscious effort in lowering my environmental impact, starting with my lunch kit.

Here are just some of the items included in my zero waste lunch kit:

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Three Ways Minimalism Improved My Life

It has been a little over a month since I launched Minimalism Journal—time does fly by very fast! As I celebrate my little one-month milestone, I thought I’d write about something different. In my previous posts, I’ve mostly focused on physical and digital decluttering—but minimalism is so much more than that. Sure, my journey began with the physical. However, now I’m seeing that minimalism is beginning to affect other areas of my life, and so I’d like to share with you the benefits I’ve been enjoying since labeling myself as a “minimalist.”

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Clearing Clutter from My Workspace

It’s about time I extend my minimalist practices to the workplace as well, starting with my very own desk. After many years of working the same job in the same company, I’ve come to realize that I don’t even use (or remember owning!) half of the things I own and helplessly store in my small drawers. At the same time, minimalism and productivity are said to go well together, and this is another benefit of minimalism that I would want to enjoy. So when it was time for me to set up my workspace, I had a very strategic approach.

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I Quit Netflix

I signed up for a Netflix account because the idea of having access to so many movies and TV shows anytime, anywhere was too difficult to resist. But Netflix culture really wasn’t for me—I’m not a binge-watcher and am very picky about what I watch. Still, I kept my Netflix account in case I feel any desire to watch something.

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Beginning My Journey to Minimalism

Hi, I’m Gen. I’m 25 years old and I’ve recently made a choice to live a minimalist lifestyle.

Welcome to Minimalism Journal. Here, I will be writing entries as a way to track my process as I make my transition into living minimally. For my first entry, I want to disclose a few information to establish what you can expect should you decide to stick with me through my journey (which I wish you will!).

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