favourite youtube channels

Because you loved the posts in the “Meet my heroes” series, I’m back with a new one! If you missed the first two, here they are: Best podcasts to listen to on the go Best personal finance books Another one of my favourite ways to learn new things, apart from reading and listening to audio, is video! I find it easier to process information if it’s accompanied by images and sometimes more personal if the person speaking is in front of the camera. And I think you’ll agree with me when I say that life is a bit easier if the video is free. Yes,Read More →

narrowboat life

We live on a narrowboat. A 55ft grey craft called Tipsy Gypsy. Things are not always easy, but the benefits outweigh the struggles we might not have living on land, so we’ll stick to this lifestyle for as long as we can. If you want to read more about the move, I shared some details in this blog post. Unsurprisingly, life on the water is different. We’re completely off the grid and travel a few miles every 2 weeks. Some things are 100% amazing and others make us realise how easy life is in a house – you never have to worry about resources likeRead More →

plastic free july blog title

We finally reached a point in history when we realized that recycling doesn’t work. If it did, we wouldn’t have oceans full of plastic and turtles with straws up their noses (we’ve all seen the video, I suppose). It’s time for you and me to act and start a journey to a plastic free life. Because there is no other way. If you don’t know where to start, I have 3 simple steps for you. 1. Start with what you have In the beginning, there’s the temptation to get rid of all your plastic and start from scratch with hipster tote bags and cool waterRead More →

OrganiCup review blog title

OrganiCup is offering a free cup to one Green Zen Fit reader, so check out the post to know more! This week was World Environment Day, so I decided to talk about something that can have a positive impact on our planet. In August 2016, I declared myself a minimalist. Part of the decision was for the environment, but a big part was for my own sake. I wanted to have more space, to spend less money and less time on activities that don’t bring value to my life. One of the first things I did was replace disposable items with reusable ones. Think aboutRead More →

moving on a narrowboat

A few days ago we paid rent for the last time. Because we bought a narrowboat. And on June 15, exactly 5 years since we moved to the UK, we’ll jump aboard to start a new chapter of our lives. Becoming minimalists In the summer of 2016, we decided to adopt a more minimalist lifestyle. We started like everyone else – decluttering our home. We documented everything on the blog, so if you want to read how that went, start here. A simpler home made our lives simpler too. We noticed that the less we have, the less we worry and the less we careRead More →

Minimalist Gift Guide

If yours is a minimalist, I have put together a list of rules and gift ideas to help you get through this. As a minimalist myself, I know what items to recommend and the ones that you most definitely must stay away from. Rules. What to buy or avoid buying when shopping for a minimalist 1. No home decor There is nothing more annoying to us minimalists, than useless things that will take up space in our home. All the furniture and decor we have, went through a process of careful selection, so I wouldn’t want to receive something that doesn’t fit in. It’s a veryRead More →

A few weeks ago, I replaced my iPhone with an old touchscreen-less Nokia phone. You know, one of those that require you to click the same key three times to type F when you text. I did it because the phone had become an extension of my fingers and I was spending too much time holding it. If I had a few seconds to wait in a line, I used that time to check my email. If I got bored on the train, I used to scroll through social media again and again just to see the same depressing stuff on my feed. I wasRead More →

You finished your couch to 5k programme; you ran your first parkruns, maybe a 10k or a half marathon here and there, but you want to be faster. And of the handful of running workouts you can do to achieve that, there is one that’s at the core of speed improvement: intervals. The deal with intervals What is the role of the intervals? Let’s take a single mile as an example. You are currently running a mile in 8 minutes. You can split a single mile (~1.6km) in fairly even quarters of 400m each. When you run a whole mile, your split times for eachRead More →

We recently celebrated one year of minimalism, and in the anniversary post, I mentioned what we purchased in the last 12 months. But there’s also a lot of stuff that we didn’t buy, so let’s talk about reusable items. When we were still in the decluttering and minimising phase, we tried to switch everything we can to a reusable option. I wrote a blog post about all the new habits we were trying out, but the emphasis was on space optimization and environment, but the truth is, we also saved some money. Let’s do the math together. Reusable items – how much you can saveRead More →

I remember August 2016 very well. I was tired and took some personal time from work with the sole purpose of resting. So I was home, just hanging around and one day I got very frustrated that we had a pile of clothes on the exercise bike. I looked around, and there were so many things. And the more I looked, the more things appeared. And so it started. It took us about a month to declutter, and we documented everything in blog posts. You can read about how we decided to do it, how we changed our closets, how we decluttered bedding and towels,Read More →