Merry after Christmas, everyone! We did it! We are now in the lull phase of watching the aftermath unfold. Whether it’s still Christmas in your home or you’ve already taken down the tree, it’s my hope that you’re enjoying the process regardless.
Our visits haven’t quite ended yet with family and friends I’m happy to say. There’s still a long way to go with school being out and plans on keeping my boy busy and happy, so we’ll continue to drop in and have some downtime and fun. That’s what time off is all about.
But I have started to do some uncluttering. My boy got caught up in a guy flick last night I wasn’t interested in, so I decided to yank apart my closet just because. I was tired of not being able to close one of the doors due to the accumulating clutter on one side.
About 20 minutes later, I was left with half a closet full, everything colour coordinated (shortlived I might add) and was ready for more spontaneous ‘dos’.
This was the same day we spontaneously gutted my boy’s bedroom. It was nasty and became the household dumping ground for lost relics that didn’t have a home. He has his room back! And it feels great. I just got weary of looking at it and having to close the door. And just did it.
Right before Christmas, I sort of did the same. I hadn’t wrapped even one present nor baked one cookie, but I had had enough of looking inside a dirty cutlery drawer, gutted it and 5 minutes later, it was sparkling clean.
If you were to challenge me to do these things, I wouldn’t want to. It would feel too much like work. So I rather like my premise this year thus far… don’t plan too far ahead and just do.
My life has sort of taken the same turn. If I plan too far ahead, I make excuses not to do something because if it’s scheduled, it feels like work. Kinda silly, but it’s the truth.
So, in this time of year where resolution talk starts firing up, (something I sprint away from by the way!!), I’m going to take a different approach.
Do. But with intention.
Don’t get me wrong. Planning is important. But if you aren’t doing your plans, you’re failing yourself. So, for me, lightly plan, but heavily do. With a focus in mind.
You want to better your photography? Don’t wait for someone to teach you. Pick pick up the camera and experiment.
Want to make something amazing you’ve seen on Pinterest? Get off Pinterest and make it.
Desire to spend more time with family? Lay off the guilt of a new blog post and pull out the Monopoly game while still in your pjs and play.
Indeed unclutter your life from the unnecessary. Then…
What will your new approach be?
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