Last night, I was so excited to be able to attend a webinar hosted by one of my favorite minimalist authors. His name is Joshua Becker and he is the author of The More of Less.
It’s not very often that I can log on to such events, so I was tickled pink first that it was free, and second that I was quick enough to claim a space.
I’m not going to share everything Joshua Becker spoke about (he had six main tips in regards to decluttering/minimizing), but I thought a couple of my takeaways were great to apply to any goal you may have for 2018.
The first big takeaway I have is to “change you day every day.”
What that means is that each day you make some small change that will turn into a habit. It’s like the concept of baby steps… you take small steps that eventually create big leaps. This is great advice for any goal, not just minimalism. If we make one small change every day, the compound effect of it all will be huge! So when I think of my health goals for 2018, I think I am on the right track to keep the goals small (monthly) and make daily habit changes to achieve those goals.
The second big takeaway I want to share is “find ongoing inspiration.”
The point of this is to find books, videos, blogs, etc… Find people who are doing what you are aiming to do and be inspired by them. Soak up the knowledge they have to share. When you feel discouraged, let these sources help to pump you back up.
I’ve recently discovered a whole host of YouTube channels that serve to inspire me. There are some great minimalist channels as well as practical health type channels. I really enjoy watching the videos in my downtime, and it’s nice to feel not so alone in what I hope to accomplish.
Sometimes setting goals can be exciting, but the excitement can fizzle over time. I hope these two tips that I got from the webinar will help to keep you on track with whatever your goals may be. And I hope that, in some way, I can serve as a bit of that ongoing inspiration.