This week, over at the Sandbox Writing Challenge, exercise 13 is as follows…
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE?
verb (used with object), simplified,simplifying.
1. to make less complex or complicated; makeplainer or easier:
1. to simplify or get rid of mess, disorder,complications, etc: declutter your life
D. E. C. L. U. T. T. E. R………in all areas of my life. Prior to Jim’s death, I had already begun the task of decluttering and downsizing, thinking once he retired we may hit the road in a small r.v. That of course did not happen. With his death, came the task of major decluttering and downsizing….not knowing how long I’d be living with my son, I got rid of dang near everything………..and once I bought this place, I began to realize the things I can really do without. I’m going on 11 months here and still don’t own a t.v. and I don’t miss it……..that in of itself screams Simplification!!
Over in Social Media Land, I’ve simplified by dropping out of groups that no longer serve me well or that I’ve outgrown….I’ve also unfriended ‘friends’ who no longer serve me or my well being in a positive way and seeing how some disappeared on their own, they saved me some trouble!!
I’m also consciously making it a point to sit and meditate twice a day…to really get back into my practice. To sit…To Simply Just Be…and Breathe.
Living a simple, authentic life is good for the Mind, Body and Spirit. I’m getting there……