Rosie Leizrowice

Writer, minimalist, speaker and bookworm

Rosie Leizrowice is a writer, speaker, traveller and professional bookworm. She writes essays about minimalism, productivity, creativity, books and other stuff which matters at www.rosieleizrowice.com
A Framework For Making Bold Decisions Without

A Framework For Making Bold Decisions Without Regrets

Regret is one of the most painful feelings any of us can experience. It hurts because regret is, more often than not, based on our own choices and not external events. We can't fix it in retrospect and it's hard to know what the catalyst will be. As Kurt Vonnegut put it, the saddest words anyone can say are 'It might have been.'
31/07/2017 15:38 BST
Why You Should Read More - A Lot

Why You Should Read More - A Lot More

In my previous posts about reading, I have failed to address precisely why I value books so much. In this post, I want to address a question I have been asked many times since I started writing about this topic: <strong>why read at all?</strong>
19/05/2017 11:19 BST
Six Common Misconceptions About

Six Common Misconceptions About Minimalism

I guess I might as well point out that early humans would no doubt have considered the possessions of even the most hardcore modern minimalists to be excessive.
02/05/2017 15:22 BST
Is Minimalism The Lifestyle Of The

Is Minimalism The Lifestyle Of The Future?

Books were considered a weak cousin to thinking. Now we consider them to be the purest, the most intellectual way of learning- much better than those damned Kindles. Need I continue?
20/04/2017 10:55 BST
How To Fall In Love With Reading, Even If You Think You Hate

How To Fall In Love With Reading, Even If You Think You Hate It

As Stephen King wrote, books are a uniquely portable sort of magic. This essay is an invitation to you to fall in love with what I consider to be humanity's greatest invention: the written word. Once the true wonder of it sinks into your bones, going a day without reading will become unfathomable.
20/04/2017 10:54 BST
13 Things Minimalists Don't

13 Things Minimalists Don't Do

When it comes to living a minimalist lifestyle, here are no rules or requirements. Everyone implements it in different ways.
07/04/2017 14:47 BST
Five Simple, Practical Concepts Which Have Changed My

Five Simple, Practical Concepts Which Have Changed My Life

<strong>Concepts are far more powerful than facts or instructions.</strong> Whenever I want to make a change in my life, I look for <a href="https://www.rosieleizrowice.com/blog/5-simple-concepts-which-changed-my-life" target="_hplink">flexible concepts </a>which can be applied to a range of areas- the broader the better. Here are 5 which have had the biggest impact over the last year.
28/03/2017 12:11 BST
A Quick Way To Get Started With

A Quick Way To Get Started With Minimalism

It's easy to get sucked into reading about minimalism without ever taking the action. The value of this technique is that it can be begun anywhere, anytime. All you need to get started is paper, a pen, and an open mind.
16/03/2017 12:31 GMT
The Art Of Remembering Everything You Read - How I Encode Over 200 Books A

The Art Of Remembering Everything You Read - How I Encode Over 200 Books A Year

For practical books, I try to set a plan for how I can implement it in my life. Charlie Munger also described the necessity of using what you read: 'I don't know anyone who's wise who doesn't read a lot. But that's not enough: You have to have a temperament to grab ideas and do sensible things. Most people don't grab the right ideas or don't know what to do with them.'
01/03/2017 12:12 GMT
How To Fail At Living A Minimalist

How To Fail At Living A Minimalist Lifestyle

I spend quite a bit of time in online minimalist communities and reading blogs on the topic. As a result, I have seen many people adopt and then give up on this lifestyle. Over time, I have identified a few main reasons why this tends to happen.
14/02/2017 17:24 GMT
Why I'm Grateful I Was A Loser At

Why I'm Grateful I Was A Loser At School

Being unpopular made me tough as hell. I got used to incessant criticism, of myself and everything I did. It stopped bothering me to the same degree. When you are the class whipping girl, every aspect of your existence is a problem to someone. It taught me to pay attention to the misfits, the people on the fringe, the purple cows. After all, I was one of them. I still am.
30/01/2017 13:57 GMT
How To Respond To Art You Don't

How To Respond To Art You Don't Like

Art is an essential part of our lives. Every person has their own complex opinions on it. In my experience, learning to react to it in a mature, nuanced way can have a powerful impact on how you interact with the world. Dislike is an underrated, yet crucial part of developing a sophisticated perspective.
17/01/2017 11:56 GMT