Category Archives: Goals and direction

Day 50/2021 Following the Plan and Slowing Down

One of the challenges that I set myself at the start of 2021 was to work through Stephanie Bennett Vogt’s book A Year to Clear and it’s going well; I haven’t missed a day. Today I’m starting week 8 and … Continue reading

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I Was in the Midst of Clearing and Vacuuming the Floor When…

I just had to stop vacuuming to write my thoughts down on clearing, as words were just popping into my head…. After having a good night’s sleep, I woke up and planned my day sprinkling in some me-time breaks throughout … Continue reading

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Keeping a Record of Your Project Progress Helps Keeps You Motivated

“Progress is one of the most motivating feelings for the human mind. You need to have some way to visualise that; some way to see that you’re progressing.” James Clear, on Dr Chatterjee’s Feel Better Live More podcast #145 Just … Continue reading

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Day 356: Update on my 2020 Challenge With 10 Days to Go

I yawned when I wrote this blog title. It’s been a busy, challenging, eventful but also tiring year. I didn’t even know about Covid-19 when I started day 1 of this challenge. I had no idea that I’d be staying … Continue reading

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Day 208 – Great Progress in the Garage, and Some Thoughts on Being Stuck Behind a Wall of Clutter

I struggled to sleep last night and I was tempted to just get up and get on with the decluttering. I think that the words of last night’s blog were still lingering in my mind about feeling overwhelmed with the … Continue reading

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Day 183: My Achievements Over The Last 6 Months and Planning Ahead

There are 182 days in the first six months of the year and 184 in the second. It’s even more unbalanced when it’s not a leap year. So, with there being 366 days this year, by the end of today … Continue reading

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Day 168: First Geraniums Buds, and a Tidier Dining Room

I planted some geranium seeds at the beginning of lockdown and I was so happy to see the first bud opening up today on one of the plants that the seeds produced. Dining room and general kitchen clutter After I’d … Continue reading

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Day 134: The Peacefulness of Early Morning and My Revised Challenge for 2020

Since the beginning of lockdown I’ve been getting a bit more sleep as the morning routine is totally different. There are no packed lunches to prepare and no one is rushing around trying to get out of the house, meaning … Continue reading

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Day 131: De-stressing the Muscles and Doing Some Planning

Today was one of those days where I woke up a bit achy round the neck and shoulders which was giving me one of my tension headaches. It was probably all the gardening over the last couple of days or … Continue reading

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Is it a Clutter Problem or is it Poor Decision Making and Time Management?

I don’t hoard on purpose. I don’t collect things or have an urge to keep going out to buy things. What I do actually do is avoid making decisions about the stuff that I do have. This year I am … Continue reading

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