I finally got all my Christmas and holiday decorations put away late last week. As I pulled out the boxes of "winter" decorations to put up next, I had a light bulb moment.
It takes too much of my time to do the decorating, and I'm not enjoying the process as I once did. This applies to all the seasons throughout the year when I remove the past appropriate decorations and replace the bare spots with the new.
Solution? I could stop changing decorations all together, but I can't bring myself (yet) to do that.
Compromise? I can reduce (significantly) the quantity of the stuff that needs to be handled.
It's a start.
Now, in the next several days, as I really take an objective (a must) look at those winter decorations I've put into place in our various rooms, I'll be asking myself if they have sentimental value, and/or do I truly enjoy seeing and keeping them. What value do they have to me at this stage of my life? This may (should) lead to even more paring down of "stuff."
It's a step in the right direction for me as I feel a need to take an honest look at how I spend my time and energy.
I suppose you could call this small but honest change I'm attempting as a New Year's Resolution, although I'm determined to make it more than that. I want it to become a life's resolution in other areas of my life, too. What could be more important than managing my time so my days bring me more contentment, satisfaction and happiness? Plus, I'll be getting rid of unneeded "clutter" at the same time.
It is time.
How about you? Have you made any changes, big or small, that will give you more time for what is really important in your life? If you've been brave enough to do so, what are the changes?