When my wife and I began living together my understanding of minimalism was that it was very nice but something for other people. People who didn't want many things. I understood it as binary; either you were a natural minimalist, or you weren't. And I wasn't.
I have been struggling to remain even a little intentional, to shape my workflow and make my pace my own. Outside work my time is rushed as I work out how to fit in the things I once took for granted, time to spend with loved ones, time to be creative and hear my thoughts.