Kind of self explanatory, right?
I've spent a few years decluttering, downsizing, etc.
It's a continual process with me. I think I have the hoarding
gene that I have come a long way in conquering!
But my business of antique and auction shopping for my
etsy store means a constant array of things coming and going
in our house. Turning my storage room into a guest room
last summer was the kick off of organizing what was remaining
and this resolution should help me complete that project for
the entire house. If there's one thing I hate, it's looking for
a particular thing and not being able to find it.
Hopefully by December we'll be able to say that every little
thing in the house has been purged, cleaned,
organized and has a permanent home!
It just feels like it's the right time to do it with our summer
goal of renovating the our two bathrooms and switching
the guest room and my studio. All four rooms will be clean
slates before moving things back in.
I'm so proud of myself for actually keeping my resolutions the last
few years! The drinking more water was life changing, I tell you,
and I am still keeping that one up from a few years ago.
Last year it was taking a bubble bath once a week just to relax,
loosen up my chronic neck pain and do something just for me.
Documenting on Instagram was a great way to keep myself
accountable, too. I plan on continuing this one as it
has become a way of life now.
If you happen to be like me and love the freshness of a new year
and the inspiration of a clean, empty calendar, tell me what your
resolution is! I love to hear what other people have picked for
their own lives. And if you're still deciding and want to do one,
I suggest not making them so impossible that you quit before
January is over. Build in a little flexibility so you
will succeed. For example, don't say, "I will exercise one hour
a day." Not many can make that happen...the hour
or the 7 days a week without a break. Life gets in the way.
It's better to say, "I will work out 2 to 3 times a week."
That is a much more realistic way to go.
And remember....the first 6 weeks is the hardest.
After that it should be part of your routine and the longer
you do it the better it gets!