What I want is more freedom, and what I need to do to get there is to let go of the crap that keeps me shackled. And I’m not just talking about “stuff”. When I say “less crap”, I mean:
Less Crap in My Closets
I intend to de-own everywhere. There’s absolutely no reason to hang on to a sweater I haven’t worn in 3 years. Why do I own eight cereal bowls? I have a media storage cabinet that holds no media – yet I pay a cleaning service to dust it twice a month. That’s just nuts.
Less Crap in My Head
Stress can rob you of so many things, like sleep, well-being and overall happiness. I intend to take time out to de-stress, unplug, and spend more time in nature.
Less Crap in My FoodI’ve been pretty good about this one, but lately I’ve fallen off the wagon and have to get back on. I feel so much better when I eat whole foods compared to manufactured garbage.
Now that I have enough air miles to go to China and back, I’m going to retire my American Express Air Miles card. I have been putting EVERYTHING I could on this card in order to earn air miles. Of course I paid it off every pay day, but I find you spend a lot more when you can just swipe a card rather than count the twenties out of your wallet. So from now on, it’s cash or debit for everything.
I came across a blog called Becoming Minimalist that will be a great resource for my resolution. If you are feeling weighed down by crap too, I highly recommend it.
Here’s to a crapless 2014. Cheers!