Ok, sorry that picture actually has nothing to do with my title. My husband and I just love Pomelos (really big grapefruit) and these ones are huge! My neighbor has a tree just dripping with them, so naturally we just helped “trim the branches”.
So, I didn’t really want to make New Year’s goals this year, but everyone seems to be setting them. I didn’t want to make goals partly because I’m lazy and partly because it sounds overwhelming. But I recently read a quote that changed my mind…
Do not demand things that are unreasonable, but demand of yourself improvement.”
-Russell M. Nelson
I realized that last year’s goals (I had more than what I mentioned on the blog) helped me grow, improve, and just live better, so I’m forcing myself to make some goals this year. I’m making a list of specifics, but my main theme was inspired by two TED Talks: Less Stuff, More Happiness and A Rich Life With Less Stuff. The latter has a blog at TheMinimalists.com, and I love it. So this year I want to minimize, in all senses of the word.
My husband is already a minimalist. He hates stuff. I’m a pat rack. I love stuff. Mostly I’m just emotional about eeeeverything and can’t let go of things. But I need to purge because storing and having to organize crap that I never use takes time and stress that I don’t want to deal with. It’ll be many months of projects, but I’m determined!
Here are a few articles that have helped me learn the art of minimalistic living (and inspired my goals), from The Minimalist blog:
- The Definition of Minimalism
- What Things Can You Get Rid of?
- Letting Go of Sentimental Items
- What Would Happen if You Just Let Go?
- 40 Reasons to Avoid Shopping on Black Friday
What do you think of New Year’s goals? Have you set any?