I don't usually make New Year's Resolutions. I used to make a list on my birthday of things I wanted to accomplish in the upcoming year. I always have a to do list in my planner, both for home and work. But this year, I'm inspired! I didn't set out to make any resolutions but I found a few websites yesterday that inspired me.
A friend of mine told me about a couple of websites that inspire her to wake up earlier in the morning to spend time with God and be fully prepared for her kids and her day. I'm not a huge fan of waking up any earlier than I have to in the mornings, but I'd love to get in some exercise and I should really start my day with God instead of just ending my day with Him. Then, I was on Pinterest looking at crafts for the kids and saw some be-crafty-for-365-days sites. I'm a scrapbooker, but knew that creating a new scrapbook layout every day would be unrealistic, and I take enough pictures so I'm not really interested in taking another picture every single day (nor can I think of anything interesting to take a picture of for 365 days). I was thinking about maybe using something from my craft stash every day, which could be doable, especially since I have kids that love to craft too. Then it hit me... I need to get rid of some of my clutter!!
I have way too much stuff. I feel it's weighing me down. I have piles and boxes of papers and things that I just either can't get rid of, can't decide what to do with, or just don't have the time to go through. That's why I made this challenge to myself. I figure if I just get rid of one thing every day, eventually, it will become easier, I'll feel better, and won't feel so overwhelmed! I don't have to necessarily make trash. I'm very happy to recycle, donate and give away, and maybe even repurpose. I'm excited to take on this project, and I'm sure my husband will be glad to help. In fact, I'm sure he has a few things he can depart with too!
So, for my first pitch of the challenge....lip moisturizer! I know, it's small, but I have to start somewhere, right? I received a couple of new lip balms in my Christmas Stocking, so I threw out all my old ones. I think I have one or two at work too, so tomorrow, I'll be getting rid of those as well.
I'm feeling lighter already!