Thursday, August 08, 2013
I am at the beginning of what I plan on being a learning, loving, playing retreat. I am working on my inside life this vacation as well as my outside. I am listening to an audiobook called "Housekeeping for the Soul." This is one of tools I am using to reduce the stress in my life. I am only on the first couple of chapters, but I knew almost immediately this is exactly what I need .
Yes, I am still continuing to work on getting my home environment declutterd. While I will never be a total minimalist, I can let go of many of the things that clutter my home that really don't serve me or bring me joy anymore. Letting go...both physically and emotionally is very difficult for me. I am a packrat (a family trait I found out after my mama died). I find I have been inching closer and closer to letting things go for some time now (baby steps), and I feel this is the time to "JUST DO IT," at least in my physical domain.
I know that with my home as cluttered, I am never fully at peace...and it is very difficult to feel and work on my spirituality when all I can see and worry about is my mess.
So the plan as it stands now is to work on one room a day for 3 days. Listen to my books...take breaks as needed, eat healthy, listen to my favorite upbeat songs that make me want to move. No stress! I know I won't accomplish everything in the next few days, but I will accomplish more than I think I can. I would like to get my room all done as I need to have at least one space to be able to do my inner work. My room is my inner sanctum, while my home is my sanctuary...or will be once I finish.
On Sunday, I will relax, meditate, read, perhaps fast and focus on my inward journey. Perhaps a little self indulgence, body pampering....I am so pumped!
Today I am challenging myself to keep the TV off all day. I may make it for 24 hours! I will probably pop on to SP during a break or two just to keep me focused and encouraged.
Here is to a GREAT day!