A few weeks ago while I was feeling overwhelmed by life, and basically just STUFF, I realised the first step was to Simplify everything. I came across Jessica Swift’s Goal And Intention Kit
I found this was a perfect way to focus my mind, almost the first page I filled in was the ‘Word for the Year page’. Obviously my word was SIMPLIFY and I’m sharing my thought processes right here…
(You might think now being a quarter of the way into the year makes this post slightly out of date, but who says a new year can’t begin at the Spring equinox? ‘Today is the first day of the rest of your life’ and all that!)
For an inveterate hoarder who has just inherited a houseful more stuff that sounds like a tall order but ‘Baby Steps’ they say and I’m actually getting much better at donating things, giving things away and even, when all else fails, going to the tip!
As it’s William Morris‘ 182nd birthday today it’s seem appropriate to say I am using as my mantra his famous saying…
I’ve only got the one house, how hard can it be? (oh, and there’s the studio….and the shed...)
Anyway, how about all you out there, my creative friends? Are you minimalists or do you hang on to every little thing – just in case – like I have for far too many years. I know I’m not a tidy person but I also know how much clutter cramps my creativity, and I need my creativity!
If you think a word for your year would focus your mind you can make it official on the OneWord365 website. I joined the #Simplify Tribe! (I am definitely ‘a work in progress’)
I’ll be back with a be-YOO-tiful new magazine to review, inspiration for the simple life.
See you soon…x