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Thoughts on “Minimalism: Living a Meaningful Life” Chapter 2 8/17/2012

For the next 7 weeks, starting on Monday 8/6, I am going to read a book called “Minimalism: Live A Meaningful Life” by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. I am reading one chapter a week (as suggested) and see where I end up. I want to invite you to join me for the next 7 weeks if it sounds interesting to you. Post what jumps out at you, I would love to compare notes!

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Chapter 2 of Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life

Find What Works For You!

There is so much packed into this chapter on health that I wanted to share a general observation that I have made over the past few years. Find what works for you! What works for my husband does not work for me with food or exercise. It has been a process, but I have allowed him to have the freedom to eat and exercise in the way he feels necessary and I have the freedom to do the same. Sure, we have found some areas of common interest, but not many. This book is about FREEDOM, so experience some freedom in establishing your eating and exercise routines.

Also realize that finding what works for you will take some trial and error, but stick with it and enjoy the process.

I do personally like Joshua’s Exercise Principles (but feel free not to)!

“I only do exercises I enjoy.”
“Exercise relieves stress.”
“Variety keeps exercise fresh.”

Don’t forget that putting what you learn into action is very important in this process. Keep at it!