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Friday, November 18, 2016

* DECLUTTERING THE CLUTTER *

In my new approach to declutter my life, both in actual "clutter-around-the-house," and in the ideas and issues I tend to become fixated on...you know, those things I attempt to accomplish and either I just don't have the time, or I just don't have the desire and passion that's required. Well... 



I've discovered that I do indeed have the time for many things. The problem is I obviously don't really have the desire. Hey, I think I'm on to something here!


So, one of the things I'm going to change is to remove all the blogs on my two blog roll lists...The one on the left side for Writers' Blogs, and the one on the right side for all my other Favorites.

Why? Because when I scroll down and see all the interesting blog posts I want to read, and comment on, the stress level begins to rise. And that is not a good thing for someone trying to declutter their brain! I'm not abandoning you, really. I will stay in touch, I promise.

As I've mentioned before, I'd like to delete my Facebook account, due to the huge amounts of hateful political posts and comments spewing back and forth. But it's a great way to keep in touch with my out-of-town family and friends. So, I've just been limiting my time there, and I refuse to get caught up in all the ridiculous nonsense.

I recently deleted my Twitter account, but I never used it much anyway, so that wasn't a difficult decision.

I just need to stay off my computer as much as possible, unless I'm paying bills or writing emails!

All of this may seem selfish on my part, and maybe it is, but I have to start taking care of me, which is what I thought I'd been doing all along. And...I'm not even sure what I want to do with the rest of my life!


"Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time." - Leo Buscaglia
 

18 comments:

  1. Dearest Becky, do take care of yourself.

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    1. Oh Jo, how nice to see you! I'll definitely take care of myself, and I hope you're doing the same. Hugs to you!

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  2. You don't know what to do with the rest of your life? Shoot....I still haven't come up with an answer to 'what do you want to be when you grow up?"

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    1. Ha! I was going to use that exact expression, but then decided on the "rest of my life." :) We'll have to have conversations about that!

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  3. Good for you, Becky, you are doing the right thing. Last week my Home Health Nurse told me to turn off the TV and stop watching politics. Life is too short to waste it with being frazzled. This morning we had trip to vet, hubby hair cut and a package delivery. I tried hard to "slow" DH down to look at the trees as the last of sunshine lit up the colors. I think he felt better when he got into the swing of looking around!

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    1. Hi Claudia! I agree with everything you just said! I told Ron the other day we need to turn the TV off...for even just 24 hours! That man wants it on from the time he sits in his chair until he goes to bed. Aaaackkkk! And that was SO good of you to ask DH to slow down and enjoy the gorgeous leaves. I'm always shocked when I hear that someone hadn't noticed ...the clouds, the sunrise, sunset, flower/trees, etc.

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    1. Thank you, Sue! Yeah, I gotta try different things to see "what" will work for me! :)

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  5. Relax, enjoy and have a nice holiday.

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    1. Thanks, Linda! Happy Holidays to you, too!

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  6. You've hit the nail on the head Becky. We all have the time, it's the desire that's missing.
    Remember the old saying, "if you want something done ask a busy person" because they know how to parcel out their time and get things done. but I suppose even they have "no time" for things they just don't want to do.
    I have all the time in the world, and could vacuum my floors every day, but I just don't want to, so the fluff build up on the rug is now visible from several metres away (*~*)

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    1. Hi River! I totally agree. I can really be lazy sometimes!

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  7. You gotta do what you gotta do. Self-care and family must always come first.

    Pat
    www.patwahler.com

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  8. I thought I came first and foremost.

    This comes as quite a surprise and disappointment. ...But it's probably not something that 8 Mojitos can't fix.

    ~ D-FensDogG

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    1. You always know how to crack me up, Mr. Stephen T!

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  9. I becoming more inclined to think like you're talking here. My time had become so consumed with online activity that it was consuming most of my days. Now I have stepped back some. I'm keeping Facebook as it is a good contact with my family, but I might have to screen out some of the hate and annoying posts to quiet the chatter there. Twitter has never been something I've been consumed with so I'll keep it so I can continue to promote blog posts and occasionally spout off.

    Blogger took care of my blog rolls--I thought they were going to reappear but they never did. I'll leave it since I was wanting to clean up my blog page anyway.

    I need to focus on decluttering my house. It's a job that I've been neglecting for several years since I started blogging. Online activity can be such a time suck and yet I keep getting sucked in.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Hello dear Arlee! I apologize for appearing to be slow to reply to you, but I just now saw your comment. That darn Blogger is supposed to email me with new comments, but it always manages to leave a few out! Thanks so much for stopping and leaving a great comment! I really do appreciate you!

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