Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Less is More !

It's official... fall is here!

I placed the wreath on the door this morning, but it's only one of the "less is more" essentials I have instituted in my life. My thinking is if I have a beautiful door wreath, I have to do less gardening because the focus is on the door, not the weeds in my garden.

Yesterday I cleaned and cleaned...mainly my walk-in closet, so it can live up to its name! I found things I had held onto for years and realized, I could sell them on eBay, which I have done. I didn't realize it was so easy.

The wreath and closet are all part of my new attitude. Ask yourself, "Is this necessary, or is it clutter that hinders and hampers me?"

Having less of what you don't want frees you to concentrate more of what you do want.

Clear time in your calendar for planning, putting in lots of white space (another new attitude), and create space in your surroundings -- declutter your desk, office space, and make your bedroom a retreat area -- not grand central.

Let fall be a time of new beginnings of "less is more" by evaluating your possessions and activities.

To help in my efforts, I bought an essential tool of the trade -- a beautiful pink leather calendar (pink is my favorite color). It wasn't a want, it was a need. When I open up its clean white pages with leather binding, I'm very careful what I put in there (that's the purpose!).

Enjoy this new "less is more" season in your life!

Living Life Passionately,


Cheryl Barker said...

Love your "less is more" philosophy! Also wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your story in the Coffee Lovers Chicken Soup book. Amazing story! Blessings to you!

Connie Pombo said...

Thanks, Cheryl! I have all kinds of coffee stories brewing for "Coffee Lover's Devos to Go." It's amazing how one cup of coffee (or not!) can change your life! :-)

Blessings to you dear friend!


Susan Skitt said...

Wonderful post. I have much decluttering to do, esp. to make my bedroom a retreat. Well, I better go get working on it now!!! (Instead of writing, although that is a retreat of another sort as you well know!)

Connie Pombo said...

That pink calendar of mine is the best investment I've made it all year; I cringe when I have to write something in there...it's so "purdee" and when I mark up a white space with ink or pencil, it hurts!