Going Paperless

Day 9 out of 30 – The Minimalism Game

Items Discarded:

9 x Planners, notebooks and notepads
The Why…

I’ve a weakness for paper. Beautifully designed, soft luxe paper products. Notepads, diaries, planners, notebooks, idea journals… my kryptonite.

Throughout my years of schooling, university and general life I have moved from planner to planner and enjoyed drawing, using stamps & stickers finding such satisfaction putting pen to paper. Creating something new. Physically removing thoughts from my head and planning my study guide and social calendar.

Now, practising minimalistic values more and more, using these paper products are becoming inconvenient and creatively limiting.

My appointment and social calendar I now store on my Gmail account on my phone for portability and easy access. Now I draw, design, braindump and make lists in a blank, unlined A5 notebook which lives in my handbag, with a pen.

Even though it is a little sad moving away from my colourful, creative almost scrapbook-style journaling, I am finding that through journaling more mindfully with a simple pen in a blank notebook, I am able to explore thoughts more deeply and write much more coherently than before.

So I guess this is a case of “just keep it simple!”

Total Number of Items Discarded to date: 81


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