Day 17 Decide What You Do and Don’t Care About

With in this 30 simplify your life challenge, up to this point we have explored consepts of decluttering from the Book “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up.” By Marie Kondo. It IS a life changing book. The rest of this challenge will be focused around mental decluttering .

Today’s challenge is taken from the Book “The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving A F*ck.” By Sarah Knight

The first task is to write down all the things that have been floating around in your brain. The things you think you should care about, maybe, but haven’t given it much thought. I have been following this challenge from @muchelleb on YouTube. Check her out she has amazing insight, and also to get a more specific list of thing to prompt what you might be thinking about.

My list consisted of: taking another writing course, any online courses, some extended family…keeping in touch that is, different genre of podcasts, getting back into sewing, that business that my sister-in-law wanted to start with me, vision boards, bullet journal vs daily planners, teeth whitening, social media. The list goes on and on.

Once you have written it all out, then start going over your list and decide today what you do care about and what you really honestly couldn’t give a crap about, even if you tried. These are things you haven’t made a proper decision about. But commit today to deciding. Mark out the things you decided you don’t care about. For instance; I’m more interested in Instagram, then I am Facebook. Sorry Facebook fans I’m over it.

Another one of mine I realised is a decisive decision I made is, I firmly agree with living intentionally and removing the junk and excess for my life, like you see me do through the course of this very challenge and I am committed. But, I am not a minimalist.

There is nothing wrong with minimalistic living. As a matter of fact, I admire them. I however, have always been the type of person who gleans all types of information and fits it into my life in the most positive way I can, so that I will maintain it. So, if I can’t maintain it, it goes in the “I can’t be bothered to care about this currently.” Pile.

We as human beings are constantly changing and adapting. In a year or two our list of things we care about might change. I might become a minimalist one day who knows? But in the now it is the best life we can make it now. Life is what we make it, defining what sparks joy and what you truly care about. Makes life that much richer.

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