Prompt: 11 Things. What are 11 things your life doesn’t need in 2011? How will you go about eliminating them? How will getting rid of these 11 things change your life?
- I want to get rid of physical clutter. I’m pretty good about purging on a semi-regular basis, but I think I put more back into the Keep pile than I should.
- I want to get rid of emotional clutter too. I overthink, I worry and all the constant cycling through the day’s thoughts keeps me up at night.
- I want to eliminate unnecessary guilt from my life. The downside to being conscientious and sensitive to other people and their needs is that I often feel a lot of guilt. I’m sick of feeling like nothing I do is ever enough so I need to lose the guilt. It’s not helping me to do better – it only makes me feel worse.
- I want to remove the stress from my family’s morning routine. When I don’t sleep well at night, I have trouble getting up in the morning (not a unique problem I know). Getting all three of us out the door in a reasonable timeframe is always a challenge. Now that winter is on its way, there’s shoveling and car-scraping to contend with. The timesuck factor in these tasks alone makes this an important issue to deal with.
This isn’t an 11-item list. These are pretty big issues though, so I think it’s better to take on these four big issues and succeed than struggle with eleven separate issues at the same time. I choose to consider this reduction in list items a stress-reducer, so maybe I can consider this list item #5: I want to stop taking on so much I end up paralyzed an unable to make decisions.