Ahmad Fadli KC : 07.2009 : Sex Aside I am Embracing a New Religion (Uncategorized)
I think it is called enlightenment. But it sounds too grand, sophisticated, and too religious (Buddhism kind of religious)
I have not been updating my blog for almost 17 days. And during these 17 days I must say I have been through a new spiritual journey.
This is due to a few books and blog that I read and these books and blogs have altered my view of this world a little bit.
But it has a big impact on how I live my life.
I am now embracing simple living. Simplicity.
I have been trying to simplify every single area in my life bit by bit. I did not realise that I have been doing this all this while.
But of late, I am doing it more aggressively. I am decluttering my life. I am in the process of decluttering my life little by little.
First thing I did was clearing my e-mail inbox at work. Those of you who are cubicle slaves like me know how many e-mails do we get daily. I mercilessly deleted all the e-mails that are not important and created some new folders to file the important e-mails.
Every day before I finish working in the office, I clear my inbox. Therefore, I have an empty inbox.
And contrary to before, I no longer turn on my Outlook at work all the time. I no longer check e-mail the first thing in the morning.
I check e-mail 3 times a day. I will cut it down to 2 times only. I check e-mail at 10 AM,12 PM and 4 AM.
Research has shown that if we send an e-mail at 12PM and 4PM at work, we will most likely get a response in the shortest time. No follow up with phone calls are needed.
I have also been simplifying my bedroom as simple as possible. I have decluttered my room. And I am going to declutter it more and more agressively. It is visually less stressful nowadays every time I come home from work.
I try to have nothing on the floor in the near future. Which means there should be a place for every thing in my bedroom and every thing should be in its place.
No books or piles of shirts on the bedroom floor.
Now, I feel more at ease with myself. Relax and peaceful.
I have also simplify/minimalise my dating life. At one time, I used to date four girls. As a person who believes in emotional integrity, all the girls knew that I was seeing some other girls. And they are ok with it.
That is how far you can go with honesty.
But it was draining my energy. I was emotionally tired. You have seven days a week and what if every girl demands at least four hours of your time daily?
But for now, I am happy with seeing only one girl at one time. Less is more.
I am really looking forward to simplify and declutter my life.
Sometimes I feel like a Zen Buddhism monk. Minus the celibacy part of course 🙂
Do you feel like simplifying your life too? Leave your comments below.