Would you consider analyzing your busy day in an effort to get rid of wasted time?
When the Dalai Lama talks, we tend to listen. Have you noticed his red bag that he carries? Someone asked, "What do you carry with you?" He pulled out five items: glasses case, Kleenex, chocolate bar, toothbrush, and one single piece of candy.
That's it. A man who travels the world with five items and we can't even go overnight without at least a 50 lb. backpack. Because what if you need something?
Minimalism is sweeping the country in real ways: tiny house living, paring down a life in one single room, and a family sharing a small, bare space, devoid of any semblance of clutter. Physically, this minimalist lifestyle seems daunting. But what if we applied the same mentality to our work?
The Pareto Principle is simple: 80% of your productivity comes from 20% of your input. Simply put, joining your most productive times with your most important work yields the majority of your success. But how do we get there without feeling unproductive?
We loved this 80/20 rule of time management published in Entrepreneur Magazine about how to do your best work and when to do it. Essentially, it all comes down to getting rid of wasting time. So instead of having to whittle down your life into one bare room, consider applying minimalism to your time and see if it truly does change everything.