Ah Facebook. Twitter. Tumblr. No. I’m not with you. I don’t miss you. Instead I read books. Watch sunsets. Take photos. Be with the family, friends, animals – in real life!
Obviously we all are online to some degree. I’m doing a course. I’ve got email. I’m here! There are games too! They’re fun!
Slowly I’m letting go of so much we clutter our lives with online. I never realised how many mailing lists I delete until I was offline for a week.
But all those superficial things we think we need or should have… the facebooks of the world: “How you do nurture me?” “What do I get from you?” If it’s fun, great. If it’s a chore – release it.
In an article it said to make life simple, reduce your wardrobe down to the basics. Two colours that you love, that go together, that can mix and match, and then a third as a highlight that you can throw in.
I went with black, white/cream, and my highlight is a denim blue. With these three I can throw on any pants, dress, jacket, jumper, shirt, shoe, and mix and match and they all go together. Not only is it easier to get ready, it’s easier to shop for. “Is it in my colours?” “Is it feminine” “Is it soft, cuddly.. ” whatever your requirements for selecting clothes.
Now I have a very basic but lovely wardrobe with all the clothes in it that I love AND use – all those ones that hang at the back – donated! I get dressed in 2 mins because this goes with that. My husband loved the idea so much he has started on this process. His colours are autumn tones.
This makes life simple. You feel good about yourself. It’s easy to shop. There are only positives from this. I’ll probably use this for home decor as well, but one step at a time!
There comes a time in life when you revalue your life as it is now compared to how it was when you began certain things, such as this goal, and realise that times have changed. I’ve changed.
After flipping through this book this morning I decided it really wasn’t my thing. And that’s brilliant. I’ve set it free. I’m allowing myself to be free from it in return.
It’s ok to not finish things and just move on.