2014 – The Year of the Great De-Clutter
The above image is what I had in mind when I looked at my overstuffed laundry room (exemplary of pretty much the whole house) and decided next year is the year.
However, seems the de-cluttering may go far beyond sorting, organizing, and chucking.
What about my Action Plan and all those shiny distractions . . . and what about the things from the past that I’m holding onto for no particular reason? Just because I can do something doesn’t mean I should.
Time to de-clutter my list and my head.
Recently, I was chatting with my hubby and our daughter over dessert at the local coffee shop. For the first time I said out loud that maybe it’s time to let go of my personal trainer certification. It will save time, money, and energy – since I haven’t done much with it in the last few years.
Does that mean I chuck the idea of finishing my CAPPA Pregnancy Fitness Educator certification? I’m not convinced yet that I will. That’s still in the Undecided column.
Seems to me editing, writing, and doula-ing is more than enough to keep me busy . . . not to mention de-cluttering the house, exercising regularly, and spending more time planning and prepping nutritious meals for my family and myself. All that plus spending time with family and friends (in person or via the Internet) will probably be plenty, don’t you think?
And why the title of this post? It takes courage to let go of the oo-shiny-I-want-to-do-that things that gave me a sense of accomplishment. If I’m too busy doing this, that, and the other thing, I won’t have the time and energy to do the things I’m supposed to do.
So, how am I going to begin the de-clutter of my Action Plan this busy, busy month?
- continue to work on four manuscripts (The plan is to have them completed by the end of the year.)
- create a schedule for posting on the social networks
- create a list of people with whom to connect and do so