Thursday, December 06, 2012
Day 3 - I read somewhere that my home is suppose to be my refuge from my busy, stressful, and oftentimes chaotic world. My attempts to make my home and life less cluttered are being monitered in 15 minutes intervals. This appears to be working well for me because I am finally getting-at-it with consistenty.
I have simplified my pantry by only allowing necessary staples for the Flat Belly Diet and my husband's ample supply of his sandwich materials (that I seldom even want to eat). This is working well and the kitchen is so much easier to clean, and oh! so! very enjoyable to be in. Each Saturday, I make a different kind of home-made soup, placing some in the freezer so that I have plenty on hand.
My garden tools&supplies have been cleaned and stored away for winter. (I hibernate as much as possible in the winter months).
I am working hard to convince myself that more is NOT better. It is helping me in almost all aspects of my life. Enough is plenty enough. Sometimes, more is just so annoying,...more weight to take off, more clutter to clean around, more space taken up to store things,....I NEED my simple life.
I have read and keep re-reading "The Power of Less" by Leo Babauta. It is amazing how difficult it is to re-train my mind, re-tone my muscles, and with intentional purpose, re-Vamp my entire life.
I am discovering so much that just doesn't belong in my life...things I now can happily choose to do without. It is absolutly lovely to see myself thinner and even, my pocketbook leaner. The greatest PLUS of all is that all my treasured relationships now are able to get and enjoy a much, more pleasant me.
I am still in the process of becoming.... I am loving what it is doing to and for me. For today, in this moment, I am focused forward.