Here we go again. Last year was not as good as I would hope but I’m going for… I only marked 60 things off my life… but I’m going for it again. This year I am kicking it off with purging items to declutter my life.
On the 1st I threw away some old boots that I have been holding onto for far too long.
Throughout the month I will continue to throw things out in hopes to clean up my house. They say decluttering brings a sense of peace.
It might seem like a trivial thing but any homeowner will tell you, when you buy a new home you expect to do a lot of thing. You expect them to happen right away, like it’s easy to just make a comfortable, organized and full home in a month.
I have lived in my house for 7 months now! Which, is so exciting… but day to day there are things that I look at and say “man, I really need to get this or that done, yet tasks always seem to fall by the wayside”.
One of my big things has been to hang a coat rack. Particularly, living in Colorado during the winter, I have 2-5 coats in rotation that I use on a regular basis. Typically they end up in a pile by my front door. BUT NO MORE!
I hung a coat rack today and like I said, though it may seem trivial, I absolutely love how much more organized and decluttered it makes me feel. Sometimes the smallest tasks are the best.
This is one of those things that if I did on a regular basis it would not be a big deal, but I do not and it was. It took my over SIX HOURS to get from this:
I did it though. I found a few emails that I should have read earlier. I need to keep up to date on the decluttering…
This one is simple. And it took me about 15 minutes, but it felt good after. I deleted quite a few people that I honestly did not even know who they were. But I also came across a lot of people that I have not talked to in a long time, who I might want to reconnect with soon.
Simple task. Simple rewards. But making sure to build on your life and do new things everyday continuously reminds me to not stay stagnate. A task a day, regardless of how small, seems to make a difference.
As for a my food intake today I might be going back to old habits, so I need to check myself. Anyway, here is Day Three of my one week food log challenge that I started on January 2nd:
Gyro Sandwich with potato salad
Small Farmhouse Salad with apple cider vingerette
Soft Pretzel Bites with beer musturd
As a social media manager, which I am if I have never mentioned that before… it is pretty hard to steer clear of social media all day.
This was first thing this morning and I just had to refuse to look…
But not checking social media today all became possible since I spent the day with my nieces. Now that they are asleep I still have a hour and a half to go, but I think I can make it (spare this post as social media and more a catergorical memo).
I have a TON of notifications waiting for me but I cannot describe the amazingness and free feeling I got from not looking at anything today. I think my generation and most definitely, generations after me, have forgotten what it is like to unplug and just be in the moment.
However, strangely, it also maybe me uneasy and somewhat anxious. I feel disconnected and behind in my day. I scheduled a bunch of posts to go out today and even tomorrow for work, but not responding or answering questions, comments and likes makes me feel anxious.
For now, I just need to revel in the independence from it and think more consciously daily about letting messages go unanswered for a few hours of not commenting on things within 2 minutes.
…and get rid of 10 things not on the list.
I know that life is not all about material things but we live in a society where they do start to consume us a little. Today, I am just doing a bit more decluttering. This is forcing me to think about the things I truly use and enjoy and purge some of the things that just really are not necessary. Like with my month of purging an item a day, this feels super satisfying and cleansing of both space and mind.
1. My computer.
2. My car.
3. My (NEW) plants. 😁🌿
4. My books.
5. My golf clubs.
6. My art (my own and other art I have collected).
7. My bed.
8. My art supplies.
9. My race medals.
10. My collection of cameras.
So… those things I appreciate the most, and would hate to live without. (Especially my bed 😂). So now, I need to toss some stuff.
Sometimes there is not much to write. Just check the item off the list.