…me playing the mins-game?
Well, it actually did go rather well, up until day eleven. Because that’s the day I went to Stockholm, and I didn’t throw anything away that weekend, except for a lot of money on great food. Of course I could have continued, but I see a clear pattern in this behavior of mine.
You see, when others start out small and throw away a pencil on day one and two odd socks on day two, I am all in from the beginning. I threw away one sack of broken toys the first day, gave away two bags of clothes the second day, and three boxes of toys the third day… Come day 10 I had given or thrown away enough stuff for three months worth of mins-game. And I haven’t really quit, it’s just that I have lost interest in telling people what I get rid of. I am tired of spending time taking pictures of it. In short, I just want it out, and fast!
The thing is though, that I think I am the same way with everything. I am frantic for a while and then I just quit, and it seems that ten days is my time limit. I’ll eat healthy – for ten days. I’ll exercise – for ten days. I’ll do a challenge – for ten days….. This is actually an eye opener for me, because I have never thought about it before.
However, now that I know – what will I do about it? I honestly don’t know.
But one thing is for sure, even though I have (kind of, sort of) lost the mins-game, and seem to have no stamina what so ever when it comes to seeing things through, I do feel like minimalism is here to stay.