Rules for 30 Days of Asking, “Does it Love me Back”

August 29, 2013 0 Comments
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Fly on the Flower
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle 

 

Count Down to 30 Days of Asking: “Does it love me back”, Begins September 1. Who, what, where, how, when, why…I am finally going to do it.  For the last few months, I’ve had a nagging idea that (this time) I really, really need to simplify by clearing out those things which bring no joy or value to my life.

Rules to Simplify my life, WHO, WHAT, WHERE, HOW, WHEN, and WHY.

WHO and WHAT:  All of my personal activities, objects, thoughts and beliefs are fair game for my 30 days of asking. No fair considering a purge or correction for my DH who will come home every night to a home that is a little different from when he left in the morning. If I miss a day, I will double down the next day.

WHERE:  I will focus on my home, my shopping, and how I spend my time thinking.

HOW for things:  I’ve generated a calendar on my Blog site with designated areas to consider each day.  I will use a selection criteria of:

  • Love it, it loves me back  (does it enhance my well-being, does it bring me joy, is it a valuable addition to my life)–keep and find a suitable place in my home for it
  • Love it, not sure it loves me back–put in a box for 3 months and consider again.
  • Love it, it doesn’t love me back–Good Will, eBay or pass to family or friend
  • Don’t love it, need it–keep it, put it in a place I don’t have to look at it.
  • Don’t love it, doesn’t love me back–Purge to Good Will, eBay, pass to family or friend, recycle or discard.

HOW for beliefs, habits, other intangibles, all noted in a journal:

  • Love it, it loves me back  (does it enhance my well-being, does it bring me joy, is it a valuable addition to my life)–Keep and journal ways to reinforce
  • Love it, not sure it loves me back–note and make time to journal my feelings and decide to keep or let go
  • Love it, it doesn’t love me back–note and journal notes on ways to let go.
  • Don’t love it, need it–Keep and explore why I need
  • Don’t love it, doesn’t love me back–Let go

At the end of the 30 days, I will “rate” the beliefs, habits and other intangibles noted in my journal by how important each is to enhance, keep or release from my thoughts and beliefs.  I will then develop a plan to address the top two or three Keepers and Losers.

WHEN:  I will spend no less than 2 hours per day examining, sorting, and purging each day.

WHY:  I’ve lived a wonderful life and have collected habits, beliefs, and objects that may or may not bring me love and enjoyment.  The time is right to take the time to examine and question.  Clearing space, whether mental, spiritual, or physical, allows the possibility for personal clarity, growth and regeneration.

If I have inspired you to join my quest, drop mean email or write a comment below.  I’d love to hear your plans.  Namaste, Becky.

 

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