Minimize: What it means to me is removing all things that do not serve me. It will create a better focus on what matters in life. Let us look at the icon for minimizing windows or apps. I set it as the image on this post. It is a square with 4 different arrows all pointed towards the center. This to me is the focus. Removing the things that aren’t needed, used, or do not provide value or utility will result in things that do matter. Shoes, clothes, TVs, and most of what we collect throughout our lives end up in the landfill. The simple answer is to stop making impulse buys and selling off what is not needed.
Minimizing helps in many areas of life. Obvious and already touched on here is the physical or material. Let us now think about the verbal and thinking realm? Have you ever said too much and not been listening enough? I know I am guilty of both. I will be working on saying as little as possible to convey only what is relevant or important. I too often get caught up in conversations waiting for my time to speak or share. In all reality it is not helpful to the conversation and comes across as being selfish or self interested instead of really listening and being present in that moment.