2014: Simplify

Posted on January 15, 2014 by prairiemoonquilts in Inspiration

Every once in awhile I get so busy that I just get overwhelmed, and when I get overwhelmed, it seems to stop me dead in my tracks. There’s so much to do that I can’t do anything at all! Do you ever get that way?

For the last few years, I’ve noticed a movement going around in which you pick a word for the year — a word to live by for that year — to help you move forward or be a better person.

I don’t generally pick a word because that would mean I’d have to make a decision, and when too many options are presented, I have trouble with that . . .

But . . . Victoria issued a challenge over on 15 Minutes Play to choose a word and make it into a little quilt, and I wanted to do that, and therefore, had to pick a word.

Since I had already decided that I want 2014 to be The Year of Organization for me, I thought of the word “Organize”, but it just seemed cold and impersonal and not really that inspiring — rather overwhelming, in fact — something I don’t need more of.

But what is one key to being organized? Simplifying your “stuff”. So instead, I chose the word “Simplify” as my word for the year, and made myself a simpler list of goals than last year. All goals that should help me Simplify my life a lot more over the course of the year.

You can see my list of goals here: 2014: Simplify

I’ll be posting and putting up some links periodically to let you know how it’s going. And you can always just read the blog for all the latest!

And see how I did on last year’s goals here: My Lucky 13

And I’ll show you my word quilt a little later, once I have it finished . . .

6 responses to “2014: Simplify”

  1. Cindy says:

    I like the word Simplify and I am looking forward to seeing your little quilt. I looked at your list for 2014 and although the list is shorter, those are some pretty lofty goals. So I am not so sure you really simplified your list!

  2. Cassandra says:

    I too like the word Simplify. That leads into organization and helps create peace around the house. I look forward to seeing your quilt!

  3. Jocelyn says:

    Sounds like a great word. We all need to simplify so we can stay sane!

  4. Colette says:

    Great word and encompasses many different areas too.

  5. Judy says:

    That list looks pretty ambitious to me. I’m envious.

  6. Susan says:

    I did smile at your concept of simplify. I’ve been thinking about this, too, but for me, it means to demand less of myself and do it more often. =) I need to organize, too!

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