Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Simplifying my life

It's coming...

...the gradual shift has been occurring in my mind, and I have been taking some gradual, unintentional steps towards a simpler life...

...but now I want to take some larger, more purposeful leaps in that direction.

I'm inspired again by this article.  And by a challenge to take on each room in my house.  I love the idea that this writer will live blog about tackling the stuff in her house.  I feel somewhat inspired to do the same thing.  Record some thoughts on simplicity, and document my journey toward achieving that.

In brief, these are the 10 areas recommended to examine and simplify:

1.  Your possessions
2.  Your time commitments
3.  Your goals
4.  Your negative thoughts.
5.  Your debt
6.  Your words
7.  Your artificial ingredients
8.  Your screen time
9.  Your connections your the world
10. Your multi-tasking

Not because I want to brag, but because I think it is important to recognize strengths and achievements, I don't feel the need to work on all ten areas.  For example, number five, debt, is an area I've never struggled with.  Number seven (think Blackberry addictions) is another that's never controlled me.  Number two has been one I've been working on over the past couple of years and I feel I have mastered to a satisfactory degree.  So that leaves seven areas I still want to work on.  And by recognizing that I've already conquered 3 from the list, with only 7 to go, it gives me a sense of partial accomplishment and leaves me with the feeling that the others can also be accomplished.

I'm going to try to remember to label the posts I write on this topic under "simplifying" so that if anyone is interested in following these posts they will be easy to find.  And be sure to let me know if you decide to embark on a similar journey.  Encouragement from others in common goals is a great form of support!

1 comment:

Erin said...

I read the article...interesting blog. Do you have his book?