Sunday, January 3, 2010

Getting yourself back requires figuring out where you went in the first place...

I've been doing a lot of self reflection lately.

Mostly, I've been trying to figure out exactly why I became so unhappy over this past year and why I began to feel like I'd lost so much of myself.

Sure, a lot of the reasons had to do with things that seem to be plauging everyone right now; financial difficulties, overloaded schedules, illnesses, etc. But there was something more.


I just got lazy. And in doing so, I forgot to find the small enjoyments in my life.

Being the type A person I am, I feel like in order to find myself again I need to get rid of the clutter around me as well as the unhealthy things I've been putting in me.

Thanks to a friend of mine on a forum that I frequent, I've begun tackling small decluttering projects around my home! So far its been wonderful! Even if the project takes only ten minutes a day, I'm always amazed at my results and I feel like I accomplished something! I find that it leaves me feeling lighter and more free (or is it freer? No that doesn't look right either LOL).

I thought that maybe I could challenge those of you reading my blog to give this a try, so each day I will begin sharing a challenge with you! I'd love to hear from you on how the decluttering has gone and how it makes you feel!

Also, while you declutter, think about yourself as you work. Where have you gone wrong? What are some of the aspects of your life that need a "decluttering"? What are some of the changes and goals you would like to achieve during 2010 (which I now called "twenty-ten" btw!)?

So, without further ado...I give you Declutter Challenge Number 1:

What's on top of your fridge!? Is it cluttered with stuff? A catch all for things that you just can't find a place for? Is there enough dust up there to form a small Yeti? Whatever it is GET RID OF IT! If you have a cupboard above your fridge, go for that too!

Let me hear from you when you're finished! How long did it take you? How do you feel now that its done? Are you ready to tackle more?

PS: Update on getting back to health. Frankly this weekend was tough. I didn't eat very healthy for the New Year, but I'm sticking with the increased water intake. I'm up to about 64oz. a day! It feels great and I'm noticing how much more energy I have throughout the day. My hope is to increase that number by another 32 oz by the end of the week!

Thanks for reading!



  1. I'm starting with water this week too!

  2. Woman, you are so inspiring! I've been slowly going through all of the bins of random stuff that I have from the move. There's a lot of things I do not need OR want. So, away it goes...and it feels SO good!

  3. well the top of the fridge is actually pretty clean, but i did just clean out the bottom of my closet, and found somethings i had forgotten about, like my long lost original from 1986 NKOTB cassette tape!