January 28, 2013 in Simple Living Weekly Challenges
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Welcome to Simple Living Challenge Week 4. We are making habits for the new year, one for each week of the month.
Now grab a pencil and get ready for Challenge 4!
Simple Living Challenge Week 4 is about Dreaming
New years isn’t to far behind us now. But, it might be far enough to get the pressure of New Years and resolutions. Without the extra pressure we can really get to work. If you have been around for our other challenges you have done 3 challenges and got a bit of practice simplifying. This week (i.e. today so you don’t procrastinate) I want you to sit down and figure out where you want to see your life:
- 3 months from now
- 1 year from now
I don’t think goals should take over our life. It is probably a balance. I prefer to think it is the things we can visualize, fall in love with and then create habits toward, that happen easiest. So instead of setting out measurable goals or action plans for your house just grab a cup of tea, close your eyes and dream.
- What would your ideal simple living look like?
And even more important:
Why are you wanting a simple living life?
A minimalist or simple living life is only a tool for other areas of your life.
Dream about what you would get:
- Who would you have more time to spend with?
- What skill would you work on?
- What would you spend the money on (or would it free you from debt)?
- How would it help you line up your priorities?
- What would an ideal day include?
Just like with any change, simple living is possible when you can fall in love with another way of life and choose to work toward it.
Sit back and fall in love
Need some help? Spend some time reading about minimalism on the internet or find another book for ideas. You can check out my blog list.
A shameless plug: This is the first day’s challenge of my book Simple Living – 30 days to less stuff and more life. If you want more detailed challenges this is an awesome tool! Read more about the book and reviews.