Papa's Anthology of Paternal Advice


David Wallace Croft


Quit activities until you have time for inactivity. Recently the word minimalism has adopted a new meaning associated with a lifestyle in which possessions are reduced. I expand this new definition of minimalism to include dropping activities that have become a habit but no longer provide a benefit. Both a cluttered house and a cluttered schedule can cause chronic stress.

Throw away at least one thing every day. Decluttering is a term used to describe getting rid of old items to improve quality of life. There are many books describing step-by-step decluttering techniques. I declutter simply by giving or throwing away at least one possession each day.