2015 is going to be all about getting back to basics. I want to infuse happiness and my energy into
The big question..."How to declutter my body and mind so that I can focus and move forward instead of reflecting back?" The answer for me...I need to focus on a more simplistic view of my week. I feel that if I find my way out of clutter I will find simplicity. By looking at my week in a more simplistic view, I know I will infuse more happiness and energy to get "unstuck" and to put my head down at night with a clear view of the next day that is focused and meaningful. Three things a week. Three things to support my mind (those thoughts that I repeatedly think about), my body (fitness, health, energy), and work (teaching, colleagues, students, work space).
I am going on a 52 week simplistic view of 2015. Each week I will post my focus for those three areas. Feel free to join me, suggest, encourage, adjust, or use my focuses for your week as well.
And here we go! A more simplistic view for week 1:
Mind: Declutter the recipe box. Yep. That is one thing that floats in my mind each night. I want my family to eat healthy and cleaner. I need to pack a lunch for the next day. I need to plan to bring something to school or to a family event. And if you know me personally...everything revolves around food. The task of making healthy meals and busy schedules causes me to eat out because I am overwhelmed by it all. So this week I am "decluttering" my recipes for my mind and body. I have a section in my kitchen with cookbooks, printed out recipes, saved recipes on Facebook and a traditional recipe box. I am organizing this! I am sorting out unhealthy recipes, donating cookbooks, reorganizing, etc...A girl has got to eat! So if I can simplify this process for faster grocery lists and the family gives their say in which recipes stay in or out...I should begin to have a more simplistic view of our family's eating health. Declutter the recipe box. (Bonus: my husband will love that one cabinet in our house is organized)
Body: Declutter my drinking. I have read in several places that you should drink half your weight in ounces of water a day. For someone that frequents the McDonald's drive thru for diet coke daily or leaves Subway with another diet coke to sip on all day, this is quite a challenge. I have been working on detoxing myself from caffeine the past few weeks. I am ready to quit. I have learned that I can drink more water if I add doTerra lemon/wild orange oils or if I add a fresh cut lemon or lime to my water. Declutter my drinking. Drink only water and carry a water bottle with me all week.
School: Head-up high. This is simple. We are going back on Monday. My focus...to not walk by a single staff member or student without greeting them or engaging in conversation. I am not going to put my head down with a cluttered mind and keep walking because I am so focused on my to-do list. I am going to start the year with my head high and remembering why I moved to a literacy support role....to support students and teachers.
There you have it! My 3 simple things for next week...declutter the recipe box, cleanse my body with water, and say hello. Anxious to see what I view this week.
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