Sunday, August 3, 2014

Simplifying My Life.

August calls for change. For kids, it's when most of them move up to the next grade in school. For adults, it is a time to reevaluate our New Year's Resolutions and make the necessary changes to line up our lives with the goals we set back in January. One of my goals for a long time has been to "Simplify my life". I like the word simplify. I think it's pretty, but I also like what it means:


verb (used with object), sim·pli·fied, sim·pli·fy·ing.
to make less complex or complicated; make plainer or easier.
I am going to use this time to simplify several different aspects of my life including : my closet, my bedroom, my time, my wallet and my diet. This is going to be a tedious process but it will pay off in the end.

The idea behind "going simple" is getting rid of the least important stuff and holding onto only the most important or most used items. I'm a packrat and I keep everything, so this will be rather challenging. I'm excited to get started though, mostly because my life is so messy right now. My room and my closet are a wreck that look like a tornado went through. My time is unplanned chaos. My wallet is in shambles because I buy so many things I don't need. My diet is full of processed and fatty foods that are bad for me.

I will be documenting the different aspects I change and I hope you'll follow along and make a few changes in your own life, if need be, or lend advice if you have any to share!
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Natalie said...

Love this goal Jessica! I once heard that simplifying comes down to choosing well what we say "yes" to and what we say "no" to.

Lacey said...

Good idea!! I have a lot of cleaning up in my room to do as well. I take after my mom and have seen a lot of packrat tendencies start to show in my life. Mostly I have thoughts of, "But I could make something out of this some day!" and throw it in a pile of "art supplies." Lol.

I am excited to see your changes and organizing tips! :)

Amy said...

oh girl I need to simply too!
have you heard of the book "seven" ? I can't remember the author or the rest of the title. (ha!) but its a Christian living book about simplifying specific areas in your life!