Simplifying vs Organizing
Monday, June 09, 2014
I JUST read an article on SparkPeople last night before I blogged about how getting organized is one of the best tools to help succeed in weight loss. This morning I open up an email and there is the title in BIG BOLD letters - Why Simplying instead of Organizing is Better! Boom! There ya go.
I was thinking last night that I AM organized ... I've got the compartmentalization part of the organization down. I set aside time to shop and cook once a week (same with laundry) and I have dedicated time given to at least 30 mins of minimal exercise on most days - let's not go to the "Are you working to your potential" part of that equation right now ,,, that's another battle for a different day. My point is I have the mechanics of the problem down pat.
That article title made a huge impact because Tim and I are attempting to simplify our lives in many different areas. We're trying to off-load things that we no longer have time for - our motorcycles - and things we won't have room for at the new place - one of my husband's trucks - no worries, he still has his favorite and a spare!
We are talking about lowering the price of our country home AGAIN because we just want it gone ... Downsize and simplify! (Side note: If you ever try this, expect to find yourself trying to explain to people in the orbit of your life as to why in the world you would want to get rid of stuff ... unless you are a poor money manager, of course ... Makes me want to scream! No, we aren't broke and we don't need a loan! LOL ... we are SIMPLIFYING ... HONEST!)
Makes sense that in my eating, it will be much easier to go back to simple rather than trying to make elaborate food plans. A little meat, a lot of fresh stuff and cut way back on the non-essentials. I know all this stuff ... in my head ... but it was good to get a little reminder that it doesn't have to be complicated!
Good morning, y'all ... Welcome to a fabulous day!