Jan 23 - Today has been one of the best "decluttering" days for me yet! I gave a project back to a "dictator" type leader at my DD's school with a brief, polite note. (I've been meaning to do this for MONTHS. Oh, this felt soooo good!) I spoke to the area coordinator for Girl Scouts about our troop. (I've also been meaning to do this for months and this felt really good, too.) I finished up a volunteer project at my DD's school that has been going on since September. Whew! I spoke with my DD's teacher about two things that have been on my list since November. While I was at it, I waited for a friend to finish up a long conversation in order to save myself from having to remember to call her later. We are going somewhere together on Sunday and the times have changed. The best part is I did all this in less than one hour while I was picking my daughter up from school anyway. Mental clutter GONE - crossed off my list - YAHOO!!!
Jan 24 - Hmmm... I don't think I did anything in the decluttering or organizing realms. I suppose simplifying may apply. I had made a financial plan with DH's input and DD & I carried out our January charity plan. I had allocated $100 towards charity for January/February and we had decided we wanted it to be a family benefit type charity. We chose the aquarium (100% tax-deductible). The family membership is $75. I decided to donate the full $100 to the aquarium versus the $75 and then having to find another $25 charity later. One receipt, one decision, and a canvas bag to use over and over...
Jan 25 - I had plans to drive to Orange County to meet friends and attend a large convention. I invited a local friend to carpool with me instead of driving alone. While there, I carefully chose the "freebies" offered instead of just grabbing them all (as I have sort of done in the past). I mostly accepted reusable canvas bags and I plan to share some of my old ones with my dad. I also accepted a cloth apron for a volunteer program I do in my DD's classroom.
Jan 26 - I had the most amazing healing session in which I visualized and felt my "body clutter" leave my body. (I no longer feel like I need the extra protection and I said goodbye. GREAT FEELING!!!) I also felt anguish from an old scar (and the event that led to the scar) leave my body. :
Jan 27 - As I was doing laundry, I inspected everything and was able to repurpose or donate a handful of items.
Jan 28 - As I did our finances today, I was even more selective than usual on what to keep versus what to let go right now (versus waiting awhile and THEN letting it go). Our recycling is sooooo much more than our "trash" nowadays and we've always been conscious of buying the least packaged items whenever possible.