Every cent we spend to our wants and needs goes to someone’s pocket. So each one of us has the power to whom that hard earned money will go to. The purchase may fund big corporations which exploit laborers in Bangladesh or the Philippines where they are exposed to horrible working conditions. Or this company … Continue reading Minimalist Series: Practical ways for Mindful Consumption
I have compiled the big ideas from Victor Frank- a Holocaust survivor, Harvard teacher-Tal Ben-Shahar and Seneca, a Roman Stoic Philosopher to help us millennials live a little bit happier each day. Happiness cannot be pursued I have to constantly remind myself that happiness is not directly proportional with my success. It’s not a degree … Continue reading Millennial’s Guide to Winning in Life
It’s a rainy day so I spent the whole day scouring the internet. I google the tags: Filipina, Money, Blog. Some of the hits showed a travel blog and most are about foreigners dating their Filipina gf’s <whoa>. I can’t seem to find Filipina millennials blogging about finance or a millennial financial advisor. Some are … Continue reading Why aren’t Filipina Millennials Talking about Money?
40% of the things we do daily are based on the habits we have accumulated. We can use our morning as a leverage for a better day and happier us. I am constantly assessing my morning routines and making sure my activities will benefit the flow of the rest of my day. I want to … Continue reading 10 Things to add to Your Morning Routine to Make a 9-5 Job Better
I choose the word program because the mind is a powerful tool. On the other hand, there are innate glitches in our system such as resistance and fear that impedes us from doing what we really want. I am a believer of Seneca’s wise words, “He is most powerful who has power over himself”. We … Continue reading How do I Program Myself for Success
Our society may be modern but our brains are primitive. It was wired to be on constant look out to survive. Since there are lesser threats now, the survival mode has been misguided resulting to what we call fear. Fear is definitely sneaky. It can mask itself behind anxiety, jealousy, worrying and freaking out. Who … Continue reading How to stop freaking out about life?
1. Labels and stereotypes We can call it whatever we want and it’s unavoidable that there are stereotypes in using the world minimalist. For me, it’s a thought pattern. The world minimalism can be daunting because owning not enough stuff is borderline homeless. Kidding aside, the heart of it is sticking to the necessary and … Continue reading 6 Misconceptions about Minimalism
Time flies so fast. 20’s is a balancing act of regulating the fire to experience so much things and embracing the innate responsibilities of adulthood. Below are the things I that are important in my life right now. I wish I have internalized these things sooner nevertheless there’s a unique timing for everyone. The value … Continue reading 5 Things I wish I knew Sooner
"Because I don’t want to live my life to just accumulate stuff” Few things only matter Everyone wants to be happy for sure. Advertisements are sneaky because they market stuff as source of happiness, things that will make me feel better or to show that I made “it”. I didn’t care about minimalism at first … Continue reading Why Choose Minimalism In This Material World?
Back in college and looking back on my last job I would purposely enter late because going to work or school was not appealing that day. I would rather snooze the hell out of my alarm and extend my time scrolling on social media. There would be those days that my heart was not … Continue reading What To Do When You Feel Dissatisfied?