A look at the calendar says it’s more like Mother’s Day. Yet my mind is on New Year’s as I just finished reading an article by a woman who made a very interesting New Year’s resolution: to declutter one item per day for the entire year. What made it interesting? First, she not only kept it, but she continued the resolution for two more years.
The woman in the article made this resolution on January 3, three days after she and her husband moved from the U.S. to Australia. This factoid alone bears pondering as you would think there would not be a lot of excess in making a big move like that. Yet what makes it an even more enjoyable read are the core philosophies she developed and employed in sustaining her resolution for three years. Some of the key ones include:
You can read the entire article here. But before you do that, go to a cluttered area in your home and target something for removal. Think about how that feels as you delete that item from your home. Remember that feeling. Crave it. Even become addicted to it. Then see if you can do it again tomorrow. If you can you just might find it easier to remember to do the next day…and the day after that…and the day after that.
Happy Mother’s Day to all. Now, on to the article.
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