I am trying to transform my life into a more simple life. Not an easy task, but one worth the work. Inspiration comes by the blogs of The Minimalists, Be More with Less, RowdyKittens and Zen Habits – to name just a few. They have helped me to open up my eyes to another world; a world with less clutter, stress and the ability to find myself. This is no easy process; nor one that will ever really end. I find that I work at this in bursts… not constantly, but gradually.
All the excess baggage I have around me and the house need to go in order to find myself and purpose, or to at least a more simpler life. I am bogged down by physical stuff and by the things I want to do. Being a crafter, I have a long list of things I love to do – knit, sew, make jewelry, read, paint etc. I see something I like and say to myself that I can do that, or make one of those, and then go and start working on them. Sometimes I finish them and when I do, I think that I can make them and sell them, but then life gets in my way. My sons are home and there is chaos…the house is a mess, the dishes need to be done, laundry, etc. You get the idea.
Recently there was a post on Be More With Less, Declutter Your World in 10 Days. I am going to do this challenge in my own way, of course. I like some of the things listed in this article, and adding some of my own. I am going to:
- Food. Keeping things simple by identifying one meal for breakfast and 2-4 meals for lunch and dinner. This is brilliant.
- Move. Taking the dog out for longer walks and to do more stretching before and after the walk.
- Hobbies. Get rid of all the stuff I don’t work on anymore – sell or give away the stuff. This will make room for me to be able to concentrate and work on what I know I can do.
- Heart. Fill my heart with gratitude and connection – I will write a letter to someone I care for everyday for 10 days.
Next weekend I am going away for a weekend with the girls, but I will do my best to keep up with these. I will keep you posted on the results – I am very excited!