Carl Barenbrug

Product design, creative direction

Less and More

People typically self-reflect at the start of the year and the end of the year. But I am going to do this in the middle of August, because the notion struck me. A simple exercise to identify what I want/need less of in my life and what I want/need more of.


  • Less technology
  • Less stress
  • Less fear
  • Less envy
  • Less commitment
  • Less pressure
  • Less artificial colour
  • Less news
  • Less (international) travel
  • Fewer possessions
  • Fewer side projects
  • Fewer to-dos
  • Fewer apps


  • More climbing
  • More nature
  • More + harder training
  • More confidence
  • More water
  • More sleep
  • More music
  • More intimacy
  • More honesty
  • More reading
  • More writing
  • More risk
  • More black
  • More brutalism
  • More creative experiments
  • More saving
  • More friendships

Note: I might edit this over time

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