During September, I read ‘Spring Clean for the Peach Queen’ by Sasha Walsey and what I thought was going to be a light read (which is was) actually gave me pause to stop and consider making some major changes which I’ve been tossing around for some time but haven’t been able to commit to. You can find the blurb of the book here on Goodreads but reading this book has certainly lit a spark inside me.
This is from Goodreads:
Lottie embarks on a radical declutter of her life, Marie Kondo-style. She casts out everything that got her into trouble: her phone, socials, make-up and a tendency to tell little white lies – to herself and others.
Now Lottie’s declutter of her life will be different to mine but the principle is still the same – letting go of what doesn’t spark joy – simple! (or is it?)
At the end of August I wrote Sometimes you just have to press the Pause Button because I needed to. So it was a timely message when I read Spring Clean for the Peach Queen, which prompted me to get serious about evaluating what sparks joy in my life and letting go of what doesn’t – even if I feel guilty doing it.
Using the Mary Kondo-style approach which Lottie (the former Peach Queen) uses in her life and that of others is hopefully going to bring me to a place of joy and contentment in life.
I’ve also been inspired by my friend and author, Jo Tracey from AndAnyways wrote a post Excess Baggage – A Restart. Jo has been having her own lifestyle struggles and after reading her post, I was motivated and inspired to follow her lead. Pop over and read Jo’s post and tell me you aren’t motivated!
Could you do a radical declutter of your life?
I’m calling it my October Overhaul
It is Spring here in Australia so what better time to start than during October for my October Overhaul.
Basically I will be exploring my life and undertaking a complete overhaul including
- Health and Fitness
- Blogging/Podcast/Newsletter/Social media – what to keep and what to let go
- How I use my time
I want to share with you any learnings, tips or advice that I come across that I feel may be helpful to you and also welcome your thoughts and ideas.
I’ve decided to start writing a regular ‘Living Well’ series. I would like to commit to this weekly, but ‘No’, I’m not going to add pressure to an already full plate. I’ll be sharing what I’m doing, what is working, what isn’t and any healthy lifestyle tips I’ve read about. That includes health in mind, body and spirit. You can scroll passed the post if you wish, I won’t be offended, but it is a commitment to myself to document on a regular basis what I’m doing.
If you were to assess your own life, what is one thing that gives you an ‘infinite spark of joy’ And what is one thing you might choose to ‘spring clean’ from your life?
How about you? Do you need to make some changes to your lifestyle?
Share with me what you are doing and we can compare notes.