I made a resolution to myself that I would start attacking the chaos that seems to reside in my mind, in my home and at work. I’ve become so easily distracted, unable to focus and forgetting the importance of quality….quality time, quality living and quality work. Basically, I want to Live Simply.
For 2015, I’m tackling this head on. I want clear my life of the unnecessary. I want to understand why things are chaotic. Why is there so little time? Why is there so much stuff? Where is my money and my time going? And what better time to really tackle it than Spring – when Spring Cleaning kicks into high gear.
I want to understand the reasons behind the answers to those questions. And then I want to understand, clearly, what my goals are. What do I want for my family? What am I working towards? Where do I want to be? How am I going to get there? Where are my distractions coming from?
Over the next few months, I’ve made a promise to myself to put order back into my life. From the mental to the physical; personal and business; present and future. Here’s my current plan of attack:
- Purge: Purge my life of the unnecessary. I’m going to start in the home. I’m going to go room by room and start boxing or bagging things up for donation or for re-sale. Does a girl really need 12 pairs of jeans of the same brand, same cut, same color when I have to wear business clothes 4 out of 7 days? Do we need all the toys and gadgets that have long been forgotten and collecting dust? Let’s get it out of the house and let our home breathe.
- Choose Quality over Quantity Does it have meaning? Does it have a place in my life and in my home?
- Write Down My Goals: What do I really want to do with my life? Where are my passions? What steps do I need to take to get me to those goals. I want to write them all down, put a timeframe to them and then start breaking them down into realistic, achievable goals. My 5 year goal may seem like a lifetime, but breaking it down to monthly and yearly goals will make it progress towards attainment.
- Start My Morning with Purpose: I’m not known to be a morning person but it’s the time of day that, most of the time, drives how the rest of my day is going to be. I want to start my day 30 minutes earlier, review my list of goals and use that 30 minutes on the goal that’s most impactful for my family. It can be a 30 minute jump start on a new blog schedule for the month; 30 minutes of work on a new project at work; 30 minutes of working out or even just 30 minutes of simple clearing my mind and preparing my list for the day.
- Take time for Spiritual Well-being: I’ve been incredible guilty of pushing church down on my priority list. I want my children to grow up with faith and hope. To do that, I must be their first example. I want to clear my mind of the worries of daily life and reflect on my blessings and show gratitude for them. My load is always heavier when I stray away from my spiritual beliefs.
I’m excited to take this on and add meaningful purpose back into my every day life. Check in every week to see what changes I’ve made, organization tips and my cleaning plan. You can also follow along with the #LiveSimply Project on my instagram.