Focus…

I can’t believe it’s almost December. One more month and 2015 is over. Where the heck did the time fly off to? Just a short month left (yes, it’s a short month, with Christmas and all, interfering with normal routines ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) to finish up my goals for the year.

I know there are a couple of goals that I will fail at, but there is one goal in particular that it’s time to snap back into.

For some reason I’ve been finding it hard to keep the focus up on my decluttering goal! Last year I was all for it, but this year it’s almost like I’ve lost a step and I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because I feel I have my home under control (no, not really), or maybe it’s because I’ve already been decluttering for years and I’m getting down to the “nitty gritties” and it’s much harder, or maybe my heart just haven’t been in it?

Whatever reason, the fact is that there aren’t much stuff going out-the-door! Now, fortunately there haven’t been much coming in either, as I don’t buy much, so I’m not cluttering it back up ๐Ÿ™‚

But it’s time, it’s time to focus. It’s time to get at least some of my decluttering goals out of the way.

Heather over at Simply Save,ย has spent Novemberย playing the minsgame. So I figure I could take a cue from her, focusing on my decluttering goal for a minute ๐Ÿ™‚ There is no way I’m going to be able to shed 465 items like Heather have been working on. But that’s not really the point. The point is just to get back with it, to get the stuff out of the door, to finish my goal for the year, of 365ย itemsย out-the-door.

So there you have it… over the next few weeks. The focus is… decluttering! And yes, please hold me accountable.. because it is sooooo easy to slip…

 

19 comments

  1. esme

    How many items of mental clutter have you pushed out the door, when you thought you weren’t doing much? Don’t forget those! And do you really want to watch all those DVD’s again before getting rid?

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    • Anne Lene @ MinimalistSometimes

      You’re right about the mental clutter. It’s hard to “count” those though, as they are less obvious. And sometimes they even “sneak” up on you, the realization that you have moved on or that the clutter has left “the building” (yeah.. my head) I mean).
      But you are right, we shouldn’t forget the mental clutter as shedding those are often more profound that shedding the physical items.

      The DVD’s? No, I can’t handle watching them all, some I have just tossed right out, but some is fun to see “one more time” before they leave… ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. nrhatch

    Good luck, Anne. I’ve been decluttering for 18 years (!) and I still find pockets of items that need to be “let go” ~ the minsgame sounds like a wonderful way for people to get the “less is more” party started!

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    • Anne Lene @ MinimalistSometimes

      I agree, the mindsgame seems to be a great way to kickstart a massive decluttering spree ๐Ÿ˜‰ Now, me on the other hand, are struggling just staying with my goal of 365 items, Guess that is how it gets when you’ve been at it for a while. Not quite 18 years like you, but definately been more or less at it the last 5-6 years… I know I have ways to go yet.. but slow and steady will get me there… I hope ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • Anne Lene @ MinimalistSometimes

      I’ve never tried the minsgame before.. and I wasn’t really planning on trying it this time either. All I wanted was to get back into the decluttering mode. But you never know.. if I get hit by the decluttering tornado… I might actually get a substantial number of items out-the-door ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. purpleslobinrecovery

    Okay, Anne, challenge accepted! I’ll be holding your feet to the fire! So get busy!!
    In my new place, the lady left the shed and workshop full! And more stuff all over the house! So now not only do I have my stuff to deal with, I have hers too!! Aaaaahhhhh!!
    We’ll have to support each other!!
    Melinda

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