I watched THE MINIMALIST on New Years Day. It was inspiring, but it was also terrifying! I want to do this on some level, but geeez – I’m not single and I’m not thirty something! I felt like crying. Well, truthfully , I did cry and I blame too many carbs on New Years Eve!
Now, every year I try to set goals for myself – just like the rest of us! You know- eat right, drink less, exercise more! Gawd, I’m not very good at it! Looking after your health is overwhelming!
And, I want to dejunk my life too, not just my gut! All this New Year pressure to change actually got me into a bit of a funk the past few days.
What to do about it? I knew I needed to clean the house after the usual Christmas chaos, so yesterday morning I got up bright and early with the intention of giving the house a quick once over, so that I could get back to my painting. The job was bigger than I anticipated! The floors were sticky , the bathroom was grungy , the laundry needed to be caught up. You know that what I’m talking about! But, instead of getting worn out, the more I did , the better I felt.
I started thinking back to “The Minimalist” Documentary and then I gave myself permission to “not be perfect” and to get everything done at once , but to just do what I could in this moment and to reap the rewards of those small things.
Now, my floors are washed and the bathroom is clean and here is the weight I shed in my kitchen!
Cereal leftover from making nuts and bolts and crackers – lots and lots of crackers! I’m not going to eat these, but I’ll find someone who will! I threw the KD in the pile just to make myself feel even more superior!
And, last but not least – My Give Away basket! I always have one of these going – if I see something I don’t use, I throw it it in! This is the start of my 2o17 dejunk my stuff basket! I’m a huge supporter of The Village Green Thrift Store here in Saskatoon. It’s my only choice for recycling my useful items of clothing and household goods.
Well, that’s a start – I think I dropped 30 pounds in one weekend! Whoo hoo!
Time to go cook that leftover bacon 😂Happy Minimizing!