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  1. Hey Courtney, lovely post. I long to sit more and shall heed your advice. To just sit, with no “and”, if or but. I recently got on a plane and instead of pulling out my laptop or watching a movie, I just sat. The people I was traveling with, even the flight attendant, kept asking me what I was doing or if I wanted something – um, no nothing. Sometimes it’s good to just be. We forget. Nice reminder. Love your mini-missions.

  2. Meg B.

    Courtney, recently I was told by my doctor to try to “stay in the moment” – something not easily done by me! Your posts always simplify how to do things instead of just telling us to do it. You give such good ideas. Thanks for helping to make my life just plain better.

  3. meg

    Funny you posted on this topic, as it is something I’ve recently started doing again, a sort of Zazen Lite. It’s amazingly effective and restorative.

    Re Project 333–got my final selections done yesterday, took some photos, will blog about it tomorrow. Last week we were in the 90F’s, this week in the mid-50′s. The wardrobe will get its dress rehearsal this week, in case I have last-minute second thoughts about something. (Too many sweaters? Not enough coats?)

    • Meg, I am going through the same thing! It has been in the 90s all week! My list won’t be final until Thursday night. Can’t wait to see your pics – I will put a link on the Facebook page.

  4. Mac

    Hey together,

    a few days before I saw parents telling their childs to sit still in a restaurant! But on the other hand they were not able to do it by themselves.

    Thank you for inviting myself to this project. I want to try it and sitting still! ;-)

    kind regards

  5. Mission accomplished! I spent some time looking at trees today…nothing else. Thanks for that. :)

  6. Such an important thing, yet so very hard to do! The AND part is what I have difficulty with. Not doing anything else at all!
    Gonna check out the Minimalist Fashion Project!
    Bernice
    http://bernicewood.wordpress.com/2010/09/24/10-ways-to-stop-being-so-busy/

    • Courtney Carver

      Bernice, I know! We are almost on auto pilot when it comes do doing more than one thing at once. It won’t be an easy habit to break but so important for self preservation!

  7. Trudy G.

    I don’t do this every day but on occasion I will. It always feels so good to just sit. Now that I think about it though I will be doing it a lot more in the coming couple of months as archery season starts. That’s one of the best parts of hunting – sitting in the woods not doing a thing just watching to see what you cna see. My mind tends to wander a ton and I get a lot of things settled in my mind that way. I can’t wait!

  8. I did this today with a daily devotional that I use. It is great to have a few quiet moments in the morning before the t.v comes on and the hectic routine begins.
    Great Advice! I have just started a minimalist blog at http://minimalistwith3kids.blogspot.com/
    Please take a look and comment.
    -Angie

  9. So True, I never realized I never sit still and do nothing!! Thank you for your blog, wow!!

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