My daughter went to Uganda a couple of months ago and she came home with a new perspective on life that filtered down to me. Basically, we both realized that a lot of what we own and much of what we do is unnecessary fluff.
This is what I’ve done thus far:
Downsizing- I want to move to a smaller house so little by little I’m paring us back to basics. Today I did something huge. I went through the volumes of unpublished writing and notes in my office and made decisions about what to do with it.
I decided that much of these words will become articles and blog posts instead of books. That was a huge milestone for me. And I can’t begin to tell you how freeing it was to simply throw the idea of writing a bunch of books right off my back! Anybody need an article writer?
Donating- My son conveniently moved out of the house during this 31 days series so I was able to donate quite a lot of things to his new home. I also make regular donations to Goodwill and other charities. I’m really tired of shuffling stuff and just want it gone!
Deleting- Several times this month I’ve cleaned out my various inboxes, unsubscribed to numerous mailings, and I’m continuing to simplify and focus on a few things I really want to read.
What about you? What you can you downsize, donate, or delete?