I am rereading “30 days to a simpler life” now. I’m reading it not because I find my life complicated or I make my life complicated. I just find the title too tempting not to reread. Plus it is new year and I feel a little energetic to at least simplify my life. I have read this book years ago and would want to refresh myself of its learnings.
The book is a simple day-by-day entry of simplifying life by making simple decisions like, “don’t need it, then don’t buy it.” Yes, I am so guilty of that. A classic example of my compulsive shopping —
While waiting for a friend, I tried some clothes at Promod. And before I left the store, I bought a beautiful black and white dress WHICH wasn’t even — in the slightest degree — close to my actual dress size. I bought it in hopes that it will fit me someday. And I hang that dress inside my closet as a constant reminder that I need to lose some pounds. The dress, which I bought four Christmases ago, stayed in my closet untouched. I haven’t dropped a few pounds since then.
So easy to read, the “30 days to a simpler life” is surprisingly very entertaining without being too preachy. I find myself agreeing with some points and even follow the advice.
The following day, I grabbed a black garbage bag and trashed those paper bills and some unused stuff. And just before lunch, I amassed two bagfuls of paper bags and some preloved bags. The preoccupation with finding who might be interested in this stuff is another added job on my part, so I just told the boys to put them outside our gate. And true enough, just minutes after, someone got them. To keep paper shopping bags out of landfills is to find new uses for them or again, pass them to those who will find them useful. Letting go of these items is one step to uncomplicating my life.
I am on day 4 of my “30 days to a simpler life.” I still have 26 days to finish the book and by then, I see myself living a rather low-maintenance life with no more overstuffed things around me.
Good luck to me! Looking forward to a clutter-free and simpler 2017! How about you? Kindly share your 2017 plans to make daily living simple and uncomplicated.
Devoted. Compassionate, Instinctive. Berlin loves to write personal narratives, thrilling discoveries, and mommy tips that make daily living the happiest. She shares the small house with her husband and their five boys.