I don’t remember the last time I truly made a New Year’s resolution.
Not because I don’t want to set goals for myself, but I don’t want to limit them to January 1st. I like to see where the year brings me and role with things as they come my way. However, I do take the time to read, research and learn, to better myself at the start of each year. I have written before about decluterring with the help of my dear friend and professional organizer, Liz Cohene of Project Organize. With her guidance from last year, I see my items differently now and it helps me organize with a clearer vision. She is currently my emotional support when I need to talk things out. Her voice of reason with a big dose of compassion and understanding is way I can move forward on things. And while it may take longer sometimes, it will get done. I wish you all to have a friend like this in your lives! Having a person to lean on for difficult decisions is invaluable. We have so many amazing projects in the work for 2020 and we cannot wait to share them with you!
I also am a big fan of Peter Walsh and have followed him for years. He has a series of free videos on his Facebook page about getting through the month of January with #31Days2GetOrganized2020 . He has been doing it for years and each year is beneficial. He recently discussed he concept of malignant clutter and all I can say is, it shook me to the core. If you have ever had a traumatic experience and related it to any item in our home, his video is for you. His book, Let It Go, has been re-released and updated and I am adding it to my reading list for this month.
Netflix has become a wealth of information for me. I have been watching documentaries and exposés on food, health and decluttering. I have already watched Minimalism, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, Tony Robbins, I Am Not Your Guru, and Brené Brown, The Call To Courage, and recommend them all. They are all interesting and you will get something out of all of all of them, whether it is a new way of thinking, a positive boost to change an aspect of your life, or pure entertainment. Next on my list is The Mind, Explained, Rotten and Broken. I am curious about a lot of things, and these series sound just right for me.
So, with all this information and with my quest to help my family learn tot be more environmentally friendly and try to be less wasteful, I gathered some of my new-found knowledge and wrote a piece for Omaiki called New Year, New Lifestyle (one different thing a month for change). It is only meant to me a guide, not a strict set of rules to follow. As I wrote it, I was thinking of my own calendar and how I could integrate a change a month. I’d love for you to read it and see if it seems reasonable.
Now tell me, do you have a list of must-see documentaries? How about a reading list of inspirational books? I would love to know what you recommend so I can add some to my lists. I will be making a full list of both in the near future as a reference right here on the blog. This is just the start. 😉