I am considering minimalism. Why? I've observed that, as people age, they either become packrats, or they detach from their material possessions to free themselves. Nothing wrong with pack ratting. I've done plenty myself. But I'm at a point in my life when it just seems so unnecessary. Truly, all I need to function and be happy are these items: My papers (I'm a writer. They are mostly digitized now.) Some of my books (even they are being whittled down pretty well). My electronics.
One of my core values in that of relationship. I believe the relationships we build with family and friends are the things that matter most. When I was in the thick of raising my littles, I tried to keep that perspective while managing all the little details of life. This allowed me to do the less important things swiftly and efficiently so that I would have time for the things that mattered most. For a long time, this worked well. Then when life fell apart, all my systems cracked open and
In seeking to acquire a more organized mind, my next area to conquer is closet organizing. I'm on a quest to simplify, organize, downsize and reduce what the experts call "decision fatigue". In our world of abundance and too many choices, having multiple options can lead our brains to experience a slowing and sluggishness, leading to a complete inability to make decisions in some instances. Case in point - have you looked in your closet lately? When life is overwhelming, deciding what to
I am OC - organizationally challenged. I didn't used to be. When I practiced law, I was extremely organized. Or course I had a assistance from support people who kept me on track and managed calendars and files. When I was actively homeschooling 4 kids and writing lots of books, I was very strictly organized. That had it's pluses and minuses. Everything got done, but it didn't always get done with grace and joy. Then I got disorganized. It happened gradually, but completely. I went through