There is more to simplifying a home than just having it clean and knowing where things are kept - a home will feel easy to live in, if it works with you, rather than against you.
Let me explain ....... if you like to read for example, but you can never find just the right spot to sit that allows you to feel relaxed, then you end up feeling frustrated...... those feelings of frustration would not be translated to believing your home life is simple ....... you would just feel overwhelmed, cranky that there is never a good spot and somewhat out of control. It could be any number of situations that work this way ......like where you sit to do the bill paying/budgets, crafting, meal planning, writing letters, your quiet time alone with God.
|One of my SOS places|
As women, we often are busy doing things for everyone else, and there is no time, or energy left for ourselves. Unless we look after ourselves, we will not be able to give properly to others. With this in mind, February will become the month for us to locate an area or areas of the home that are special "spots" for you. I'm going to refer to it as your " Spot of Simplification" , because that allows you to be able to do anything you need to do that helps you in that special spot - be it paying the bills to clear debts, writing letters, reading a book or working out the weeks menu, it is a place in which you can feel you have a pleasant place to sit for that specific purpose! You can have 1 Spot of Simplification (SOS - how appropriate since it is a lifeguard spot for us), or you may have a couple for set purposes eg: a writing desk for bill paying and letters; and a chair in the corner of the garden or on the veranda for quiet times of prayer, reading and maybe even some handiwork. The cane wicker chair you see above was found by my hubbie, ready to be thrown out. He rescued it, and after a good wash, I just love having this chair on my front veranda..... it's become a favourite SOS! I want us to spend February setting up your SOS, or perhaps, like me, you need to work on decluttering one of your spots ..... so that it works for us, instead of against us, and most of all it is pleasant to be in.
|my writing desk... needs a declutter!|
Remember the missions for each month will be on the page tab at the top here. Now I'm off to do a bit more decluttering at my writing desk ......... after a cuppa in my cane chair xo