Are you making any resolutions this year?
I'm not really a resolution kinda' girl. I've just never been keen on them. I have found, lately, that working with goals in my life (or even on a day to day basis) works pretty well with me. I have fewer things to focus on, and it gives me the opportunity to just work toward something, rather than feeling guilty if I don't accomplish it completely. So, I've decided I'm going to work towards a goal for 2013 and hopefully carry it over to a permanent habit in my life.
There are many reasons I want to work on minimalism this year. I will let you know more details on these as the year moves along. But, in short, I have too much stuff. TOO MUCH, I TELL YOU!
In efforts to reach this goal, and actually work it into my lifestyle, I'm going to work in little, monthly chunks.
Focus Area: This will be the area I'm going to work on cleaning up (and hopefully getting rid of some things along the way). Since I am a busy mommy, I don't intend to spend hours every day on this. In all honestly, I will be happy to spend an hour a week on it.
Habit Former: This is the habit I am going to work to form (duh), helping me to achieve a little more minimalism in my life.
Focus Area: Office/Guest Room/Craft Room
This needs to be cleaned, organized, and I need to get rid of some crafting stuff (frowny face).
Habit Former: Buy Less. I can never achieve any sense of minimalism if I keep buying tons of stuff I dont need.
I have already begun to tell Brandon when I want to buy things. Not because I need his permission. I do it because it makes me think. If I can't give him a good reason why I am going to buy something, I don't need it. I don't hold myself to the same standards as I wish I would.
Along with continuing this, I want to be more deliberate about what I buy. I need to make a list. If it isn't on the list, it doesn't go to the checkout with me. This should include magazines or candy bars at the checkout.
I am going to choose one week in January to be a shop-free week. This will be a week where I do not shop for anything at all(here's to hoping, hehe).
Wish me luck! Simpler life...here I come!