Welcome back to week three of my 30-Day Minimalism Challenge. Not sure what this is all about? Go and check out my previous posts:
30-Day Minimalism Challenge: Day 12-18
Day 12: Define your goals this year
The biggest goal for me this year is to write my Master’s thesis and graduate. I don’t know what’ll happen afterwards and to be honest, I don’t want to worry about it just now. So far, my thesis is what needs my attention. Other than that, I really want to focus on myself in regards to health and personal development.
Day 13: Clean out your closet
Just as in the case of my books, I didn’t need to downsize anything. I’ve decluttered my closet in the course of 2015 down to a capsule wardrobe. I was heavily inspired by Project 333 and I’m very satisfied with it. For the winter season, I’ve had 26 items (including shoes, scarves and my winter coat). My spring and summer capsule wardrobes are in need of a few items here and there. So will try to get the following items in order to complete my capsule wardrobe: 1 pair of jeans because I currently don’t have one, 1 white blouse as a replacement for my current white blouse (which is nowadays anything but white), 1 black blazer, 2 t-shirts, and a wrist watch.
Day 14: Take a step towards learning a new skill
There is only one skill I want to learn at the moment and that is surfing. Since I’m living in central Germany, nowhere near the sea, I’ve decided to put ‘learn how to surf’ on my New Zealand bucket list. So for this challenge, I’ve looked up a few surfing schools in NZ and picked one in particular. If my finances allow it, I’d also love to learn how to dive. However, I still need to look up diving schools.
Day 15: Examine your daily habits
I’ve been working all day at an additional short-term job, so I left the house very early and arrived very late. So this day was atypical in comparison to my most days. However, during a slow moment at work, I’ve been thinking about my daily habits for when I have a day off and realized, once again, that I spend most of my time in front of my computer. I don’t watch any TV, so my computer and the internet are my source of entertainment. Also, since I’ve recently began to explore digital art, I’m also using the computer for my hobbies. In other words, I need to get off the computer more.
Day 16: Don’t buy anything for 24 hours
I’ll be honest, I’ve failed this challenge by having bought a cup of coffee before work. However, other than that, I haven’t bought anything else.
Day 17: Practice single-tasking
That is a tough one for me. I’m so used to multi-task all the time that I don’t even notice it most times anymore. Especially when it comes to surfing on the internet, I’m prone to having several tabs open at the same time. One of these tabs is usually some sort of documentary on Youtube I’ll listen to while doing something else…I really do have a problem with the internet.
Day 18: Unfollow and unfriend
This is also something I’ve already did in 2015. However, I’ve still found a few people or pages that needed to get unfollowed and unfriended. As someone like me spending so much time on the internet, it is very easy to accumulate tons of ‘friends’, but I’m determined to be more selective about it in the future.
With each week, I’m realizing more and more that I’m in need of an internet detox. I’m not sure of how and when I’m going to do it because I do need the internet for work-related and university-related communication.
Do you have any suggestions on how spend less time on the internet? Does anyone else struggle with an internet addiction? Leave a comment down below!