It’s a new year – time to simplifying my life. For me, that means getting rid of clutter. Here in my office, I had paraphernalia from my last two business ventures that needed to go. Whew, now it’s no longer taking up space. Next stop, the closet.
I hate clutter and yet I live with two lovable clutter bugs. (I can picture my DH barricading his office.) For the most part, they do rather well, but they each have their areas of clutter comfort. I don’t understand how clutter is comforting because to me it’s distracting. Just look at this picture of my desk – time to clean it up. What a mess.
I cleaned out my drawers a while back when my rings disappeared. The good news is that it gave me a good excuse to clean out a good majority of the drawers in the bathroom, my desk, the kitchen, the dresser, my nightstand, etc. Yeah, I went a little nuts looking for those rings. Praise God I found them nearly a month later, in the pocket of a jacket I rarely wear.
My goal this year is to organize and simplify my life so that I have time for the things I love. Take television, for instance, I can watch it for a few hours each night, or I can use that time to work on my book, blog or articles. Seems like a simple solution, but old habits are tough to break. Fortunately, the writers strike has helped me break it.
Then all that constant exercising was cutting into my writing time too, so I cut all that out about…six months ago. (LOL. Just wanted to see if you were still paying attention!) So, even when I add exercise back in, I’ll still have more time to write. This simplifying thing really works.
On that same note, I cut out two of my blogs, Caregivers Corner & Just Ask Jan. If you want to ask me a question, just ask it here! I’m open. And I’ll be using my care giving experience to write articles for magazines and occasionally post here.
What about you? Are you ready to organize and simplify? Let’s chat about some of your goals.