I’m back from my trip and it was a great time. I will probably have some pics this week on Wordless Wednesday. I’m now settling in to a house where it looks like Toys R Us and Bags n Boxes have exploded multiple times and filling in my calendar for January in my new Erin Condren planner (which I love so far) and noting that it is already filling up quite a bit. So many things for my DD’s school, workshops for work and family stuff with the Spring semester starting for me the last week of the month! The new year comes fast and furious it seems!
I’ve decided to follow in the footsteps of some of other bloggers and podcasters and rather than having New Year’s Resolutions, which I always seem to fail at, I’m going to have My One Word (which is “myself” if you haven’t been following along or have forgotten) and a monthly “focus” where I work on a habit or behavior I would like to establish and/or change. So, I’ve decided that January is going to be all about simplifying for me. With my house piled high with STUFF and my calendar filling up with STUFF and my feelings of overwhelm in the past, I think this is a great place to start. I have a few specific areas of my life I would like to simplify:
- Things I own/have in my home.
- Things for my classes – grading, assignments, travel planning for the team, etc.
- Things I have to do – I want to simplify caring for my home, making meals, getting exercise, my schedule, etc.
- Money management
I realize those are pretty broad, but I think that spending a week or so on each one this month will really help a lot. I have some choices in how to simplify things – the first, and probably the most difficult for me, is to GET RID OF IT! Whether it is getting rid of things in my home or getting rid of certain assignments in classes or delegating things to others for the team or my home or figuring out a system that simplifies HOW things are done for work or at home, I definitely have some choices.
So, I’ll be talking some on the blog about what I’m doing to simplify and hopefully sharing some of the resources I find with all of you.