As you know I’ve been adopting minimalism.  In fact, the reason I missed my first post this week was because I’ve been so busy getting rid of shit.  Well today was the last stretch in my journey. Well, probably not the last stretch, but at least it’s the last stretch towards getting rid of my shit…

As such, I’ve minimized my sleeping situation.  I ordered a Japanese tatami mat and shikibuton.  Well, the tatami mat arrived first, and still no mattress (aka shikibuton). It was not the most comfortable night sleep I’ve ever had, but I do have to say, it was far better than I thought.

Maybe it was just the high from getting my living situation very nearly where I wanted it or maybe it was actually the firmness of the tatami mat.  Either way I slept far better than I could have imagined.  I will offer more tips later for my process of minimalism, but for now let me just say that if you have back intonate back issues as I do you may want to look into this sleeping situation.  Check out this info I found on Japanese Futons