It’s funny sometimes, how just one thing can hold you back and trip you up. It can keep you from growing, moving forward, even just living a relaxed life. You might not even think the one little thing matters as much as it does, in the grand scheme of things, because it seems that small. … Continue reading Taking My Life Back
When I was growing up, I learned about all the stuff I was supposed to have in my home, both inside and out. I was supposed to have a certain number of blankets and linens, a certain number of pots and pans and dishes. There were also extra fancy dishes for company. There were candy … Continue reading Only Cats Like Boxes
Purple Pincushion plants at the Wilbur D May Arboretum, Reno, Nevada A while back, I was writing about resetting my life. I was changing inside and a new season was starting. I started clearing out the cobwebs and unused items in my life. This isn’t that annual de-cluttering, it was more like closing out a … Continue reading Finding Lagom
This is probably the primary cause of Decision Fatigue, so I saved it for last. Differed decision making is basically just procrastination. There are times when holding off on a decision can make sense. Maybe we need a little more information to make a knowledgeable choice. Or perhaps it is one of those fun decisions, … Continue reading Decision Fatigue Pt. 4: Differed or Postponed Decisions
Decision fatigue is exhausting. It also prevents you from doing day to day tasks, having good experiences and relationships, accomplishing goals, and just feeling like you have a handle on your life. It also can seem like an impossible thing to fix. I mean, who has the time? We do. Our joy requires it. Our … Continue reading Decision Fatigue pt. 2 What’s Really Going On Here?
Note: As I was planning this post, I was just going to write one on the subject. As I was writing this post, I realized that there was no way to do that. I don’t mean to leave you all hanging, as there is so much more to say. It’s just that this writing turned … Continue reading Decision Fatigue, pt. 1
I know it’s been a while since I posted. Truth is, I haven’t been able to get motivated to write much of anything until just recently. As I look back, I can understand why. 2019 had such major health issues for me. When I started 2020, I was really looking forward to getting back to … Continue reading A Life Reset
It’s a crazy, upside-down world right night now. So many of us are hunkered down at home trying to protect ourselves from an illness we can’t see and don’t quite understand. Some of us can at least go outside, but quite a few, can’t. How do we keep thriving through the uncertainty? It’s hard to … Continue reading Thriving While Social Distancing
Four years ago, Greg and I created a guilt -free home. For years, I had been weighed down by guilt. Most of it was self-imposed. I felt guilty about having a cluttered home. I felt guilty about not wanting all of my mom’s and sister’s stuff to invade my home. I felt guilt because I … Continue reading Let’s Ditch the Guilt in 2019!
A bonus post for the emotions of stuff 6 part series. Well, together we went through my emotional tidying adventure. It felt weird just kind of leaving it ending with sentimentals. My emotional tidying journey taught me about “me” and not so much about my stuff. Each category brought a little more of my … Continue reading The Emotions of Stuff: What I Learned About Me