This has been the beginning of a cleansing for me.
It is really a relief each morning to get up and ask, "What am I going to get rid of today?"
People typically keep so much junk in their homes that they end up needing storage units or stuff their garages/basements so full that they cannot use the area for its rightful purpose. I have never wanted to be one of those people.
I have always lived fairly minimally. I don't own a lot of things, but I can still stand to minimize more. I want to have only things I use and nothing that has been sitting for more than a year unused (besides photographs).
I'm trying to do the same with my life.
- I know I can't completely get rid of people who cause me stress, but I can limit how I allow them to impact me. And, for the most part, I can limit the contact to just the necessities.
- I will become better at allowing people closer into my life. I am a loyal friend, but I can go a long time without talking to friends. For some, we get back together and it is like no time has gone by, for others, they may feel awkward after not talking for so long. I need to make sure I know who is ok with which scenario - better yet, just stay in touch with all friends and fam.
- I am better at communicating in writing than verbally. Verbally, I may need to sit and think before saying what is to be said... almost like an editor or something. I need to become better at sharing verbally with people; I need to make sure they know where I stand and what I am thinking.
- I will do things to help my various health conditions. Continue my daily morning yoga, start back with cardio, visit the chiropractor and the specialist doctors more regularly.
- I will continue to get rid of items in my home and at my desk at school.
I want to live basically so that I may think more effectively.