8/31/2016

sunk cost fallacy

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Hello.
About one year ago, I started three books for three people. My intuition was to make kind of diary- books for friendship, where I write in whenever I experienced or enjoyed something with the particular friend together. This would be a really nice memory- book, I thought and started writing. Whenever I met the friend or we had fun together, I would take the book and write in the most hilarious moments and funny jokes.
Within the last months, especially in terms of my tidying marathon, however, I realized that I, myself, do not like such kind of books, even more, they strain me.

8/30/2016

How to avoid, handle and organize all- nighters

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Hello, people!
Maybe you are reading this in the late evening, because you just realized that this big test was actually tomorrow or that you actually had to learn all chapters for this important quiz. I may assume that you see no other option than pulling an all- nighter to prevent a disaster.

8/28/2016

I might write a fanfiction this november

Hello, everyone!
Have you ever heard of NaNoWriMo. The first time, I heard this abbreviation was in a newspaper article in our local newspaper of a girl who participated there. After googling the project, I decided that I wanted to participate as well- someday. Then I forgot about the project for several years until last year.

8/22/2016

travel2japan #84 2 month left

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Hey guys!
So, I was in Japan as an exchange student. And wrote diary; approximately three pages every single day. As I think it may be interesting translating the thoughts of an exchange student in Japan, I'm now going to do this. 
Some background information:
I was in Japan from March to July 2015(4 1/2 month). I lived in Chiba with a host family. 
I went there with the organization WYS (Word Youth Society).
Here we go.
(The text written in italics are comments, I added in retrospect)

travel2japan #84 2 month left
Real date: June, 2nd, Tuesday

Good morning! Today, I got up at 5 o'clock. I exercised for 5 minutes, but it felt way longer. I went downstairs, checked my e- mails and answered a letter from my aunt. I think, that Wakari san is not mad a t me anymore. Breakfast was tasty, I especially liked the bread with scrambled eggs (how things can change...) After the meal, I studied with my JLPT N4 book. Shit, I forgot to pray yesterday again!

8/21/2016

Digital declutter

Hello, everybody!
I am almost at the end of my tidying marathon, ending with my digital clutter. Researching about this a little, I came across a really inspirational video from minimalist talking about his reasons to go minimalist and how he pursues this lifestyle digitally. His approach was to look at every application on your phone and ask yourself, whether this very program adds value to your life. Without watching the video till the end, I thought about this myself.

8/19/2016

Zero waste laundry and dishwashing detergent

Hello, guys!
Since I am washing my laundry myself, I avoid to notice that the laundry detergent, I put into the machine, may not be the most sustainable thing to use. So, just like I did with hair shampoo LINK, I thought, that I would just not put anything in there anymore and wash the laundry with water. While this may work for clothes, that are just a little sweaty, water only could not cope with actual dirt on the clothes. So, I just made laundry detergent by my own- easy, quick and efficient.

8/18/2016

KonMari tidying incident

Hello, everyone!
After finishing the KonMari tidying in my room LINK, I directly continued my purge on my digital gadget, starting with my computer. Applying the KonMari method, I copied all my documents, photos and texts on my computer in one big folder to declutter them there.

8/17/2016

KonMari- I finally did it!

Hello, everyone!
Almost a year ago, I wrote a blogpost about minimalism according to Marie Kondo and, not long after this, how I implemented the KonMari method into my wardrobe. Before writing those post, I had listened to the audiobook of "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" by Marie Kondo and wanted to put her tips into practice.
At least a little.

8/16/2016

zero waste glue

Hello, everybody!
Since I recently cleaned up my sentimental papers, I glued some of them into my memory book . Last week, I used up 2 glue sticks. As I am observing my waste, I did not miss to notice that this is a lot of plastic been thrown away.

8/15/2016

zero waste: dental floss

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Hello, foes of the trash,
a highly discussed topic in the zero waste- community is flossing. While everyone agrees on bamboo toothbrushes and self- made toothpaste, avoiding waste in dental floss is much more difficult.

8/08/2016

North Sea- food, waste & cosumtion

Hello, everyone!
Almost directly after coming home from my summer vacation, I took off to the North Sea with my family. We did mostly the same things as always, but additionally made a mudflat hiking tour to an East Frisian Island. This was not something on my impossible list, but definitely a fascinating and great experience.

8/07/2016

summer vacation (Berlin & East sea)

Hello, everyone!
After having talked about the food I ate and the stuff I packed for summer vacation in detail, today, I want to give you an impression, what the general vacation was like, apart from stuff and food.