Recently, Kym shared some excellent inspiration about checking in on your year. These were excellent reminders for me and have me thinking about some needed “course corrections” to move me back on track.
It is funny how easy it is to think you are on track but when you review where you are you realize that you have drifted off course a bit.
I have let activity slip and have become an expert excuse maker to myself to “make this okay.” And, while walking in gazillion degree heat might not be fun or making time to do Pilates can get lost in the shuffle, these are necessary for feeling good and more importantly – sleeping well – every day!
The Art of Being Busy can be overwhelming. I moved a couple of things off my “things I have to do list” but I am certain that there is more that I can do so I took Kym’s suggestion and have signed up for the “Busy Boycott” and am really looking forward to the changes this will bring! This challenge starts on Monday – so there is still time to sign up!
Finally, the change of seasons brings me to closet organization! (This looks really interesting, but I am not sure I am ready for that level of minimalism…yet!!) But, my plan is to begin Operation Closet Reorganization this weekend and focus on it for the next week or so. Yes, I am also being realistic in understanding that this will not be a quick project – which is a challenge in and of itself. I like to tackle things that will be easy to finish, and I tend to avoid things that are not. But, setting the expectation that this will take time will hopefully help the process!
There you have my things for this week! Want to see more interesting things? Head on over to Carole’s!
I really wish I could be less busy! I think removing some items off my must-do list would do a lot for my health, but sometimes it isn’t realistic (can’t just not go to work, after all!). But it’s a good reminder not to overcommit myself.
It is hard to walk when it’s a gazillion degrees, but that’s one of the things I also want to get back to. I’m hoping that the Busy Boycott will help me better understand my own “busyness” and make time for what’s important, like exercise. I would be a lot less busy if I didn’t have to make time for work! 🙂
I’m with you on the closet thing – the floor of mine is littered with stuff that I need to sort through and remove. It won’t take long, I just have to do it.
I’m going to have to check out the Busy Boycott. My To Do list is ridiculous. It’s more of a novel than a list…. but that’s because I’m just coming off my summer schedule of working 10 – 16 hour days 5 or 6 days a week. I get absolutely nothing else done, including sleep, during the summer season. I’m actually looking forward to being busy at home and getting the house back in order… except not today. Today is for resting. Maybe I don’t need the Busy Boycott after all. 🙂
That Busy Boycott is great! (and now I must say – I hate the word “busy” and I try very hard to avoid using it) Courtney is one of my favorite “simplicity” sources – I hope you enjoy/learn from her as much as I have. …and good luck with your closet 🙂 I need to spend some time with mine, too.
I did Project 333 several years ago . . . and it changed my life! I don’t strictly adhere to it, but I have downsized my closet in an amazing way over the past 4 years. 😉
I did Project 333 (my own variation) at the time Kym did and it made my closet much more manageable and simplified. I still follow what I learned from Courtney because it is so elegant (not the glamorous elegant, but the simplicity elegant).