Introvert minimalism: Focus your attention7 min read

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If you haven’t read the previous posts yet of this series: check episode 1 and episode 2. All about starting a minimalist journey as an introvert.As an introvert, we are already quite overwhelmed by our inner world. Having clutter and billion of things around us doesn’t make it easier. 

Clean / white space

After decluttering, it’s important to clean of dirt your place (dust and dirt in general) can affect your respiratory system and health. We don’t want that to happen because you have great things to achieve. Having a clean mind = Clean space + Clean Diet / exercise

When you like a white or empty place, it leaves room for your mind to wander and truly focus on what matters.

Try to ask yourself these questions:

  1. Do I feel overwhelmed when the place I am is crowded even though I have nothing much going on in my life
  2. I feel clear headed and super productive when my place is in order

Define your training priorities Do not follow too many people, experts, teachers

Now that your mind is clear, let’s talk more about your growth. Yep, if you have read some of my other articles (which you should do by the way), you know that I love learning and believe in its power.

Warren Buffet became the man he is today by consistently reading books starting at  7 years old.

Education doesn’t have to be at school, it can be through books, seminars, workshops or online courses.

Now.

How many courses and people do you follow for each topic you are interested in?

If you said more than 3.

hm.

I am sorry but you will have to downsize your plate!

As Seneca (Stoicism), said in one of his letters:

You must linger among a limited number of master thinkers, and digest their works, if you would derive ideas which shall win firm hold in your mind. Everywhere means nowhere.  – Seneca (Seneca’s Letters from a Stoic)

We don’t want that to happen, right?

Choose wisely those you follow. For example, I am starting a business and chose to focus on 3 peoples: Marie Forleo, Lewis Howes, and 2 copywriting books. For Stoicism: Seneca. and so on.

I, not later than yesterday, bought zilliooonnss of books and was like “Damn, I don’ t even when to start, I wish I could read a book a day xD”. Would that be useful? no, it’s not a number game.

I decided after reading Seneca’s letter to go for quality instead of quantity.

I am Libra so very subject to the shining object syndrome (always wanting to go for new stuff).

My best work is when I focus. and I am sure it’s the same for you too ;).

Besides the lack of focus, you will have to receive different interpretations. Because let’s be honest, we all have our own history, limiting beliefs, beliefs, and values.

This creates an interpretation bias. A different opinion is not inherently wrong. It’s just a different point of view.

Having 2 different opinions at the same in your head is not a good idea.

Start with one first. If you feel like that master is the right guide, listen to your intuition and focus on that person’s work.

If you don’t like the vibe or just can’t feel that person then move on and find an expert you feel compiled to listen to.

Create your own system to declutter consistently and live with less

At the end of the day. We should have a system. Create an organizing system that works for you.

I am still in the process of figuring that out: Where to put misc. items specifically.

Also, prioritize your responsibilities and projects. I am currently reading: “Getting things done”  by David Allen.

I will hopefully come up with a system that works for me and will definitely share it with you.

A few other tips

Do you want to buy a new piece of clothing? Then get rid of one. Also, make sure to not do window shopping and only go shopping when you truly need to. That way you will avoid spending aimlessly like Shopping GALORE.

 

Tell me in the comments below, what are your biggest hurdles in terms of minimalism or starting your minimalist journey?

Mama Sow
Introvert blossom mentor. I am here to help you introverts to crush it at the office and shift your mindset around introversion.
26 years old and in love with learning more about human behavior, psychology and philosophy.

Mama Sow

Introvert blossom mentor. I am here to help you introverts to crush it at the office and shift your mindset around introversion.
26 years old and in love with learning more about human behavior, psychology and philosophy.

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