Yet again, it’s been a while. I’ve got a lot to do in 2017, so I’m going to write about it. I want to be able to look back and see all the progress I’ve made this year.
I am participating in a Declutter 365 project, where I am following a calendar with 15 minute tasks each day that should result in some positive changes in our home.
Today’s exercise was to set up a decluttering bin in the house somewhere. We have had a bin on our front porch for Goodwill items for a while, but it hasn’t been actually taken to Goodwill in a couple of years. This morning, I went out and gathered all the donation items and loaded them into my car.
When the bin comes back empty, it has a place to rest while it collects the next round of items to be donated when the bin is full. The shoes in the back corner are likely moving, but for right now, they’re going to hang out there until some stuff on the porch is able to be moved.
As a part of getting ready for 2017, I have set up quarterly focus areas. Q1 is focused around healthier eating and daily movement and establishing those things as routine, so I’ll be posting about those things as they happen.
Also, as a part of each day, I’m working in personal development readings and listenings. I’ll be posting about what I am reading and listening to, as things resonate with me. My first area of focus for the next 9 weeks is working through my Dreambook Planner by Briana and Dr. Peter Borten related to their new book The Well Life.
The Dreambook Planner is structured to take you through an assessment/check-in on what’s going well in your life and where you see challenges, and asks you to define meaningful values to you, and to define a purpose that you have. The theory is that if you want to set goals, which is the true purpose of this planner, you have to first establish where you are, before you can plan where you want to be.
It occurs to me that I picked a good blog name way back when – it worked when I was setting running and multisport goals and training for and finishing those races, and it works now when I want to work on self-improvement. It’s all a part of dreaming, striving, and succeeding.