#reverb10 – 11 Things.
What are 11 things your life doesn’t need in 2011? How will you go about eliminating them? How will getting rid of these 11 things change your life?
(Author: Sam Davidson — @samdavidson)
to get rid of.
|Tardiness||Leaving 5 min earlier. Maybe.|
|Stagnation||I’m going to pwn my thesis|
|Slouching||Rebuilding my dancer’s posture|
|Neglect||More phone calls, notes, texts to loved ones|
|Music||Just those songs in iTunes that always get the FFW/skip click|
|Excuses||Full spiritual life|
|Deafening moments||Quiet time|
|Endurance||10 miles running/week. To start with.|
It’s not always about getting rid of, then replacing with.
It’s not always about opposites.
It’s not always as simple as a thing.
I know this. And still, Sam’s prompt made me dig deep: what do I really want to rid my life of in 2011? This list is of things I truly believe I can get rid of (and in some cases, NEED to get rid of in order to be fully…me.)
I’m so often adding to my life. I add events and appointments to my calendar. I add new projects. I add books to my Amazon wish list. I add programs to my computer and apps to my phone.
I add people. I add conversations. I add loads of ideas.
These are all great additions. But I’m learning my own limitations in being able to juggle these…things. At some point, there are just too many things. A combination of positive, negative and neutral things. Tangible and intangible things. So, I have an alternative to things: paring down.
Like a sculptor, I’m firing, chipping away at, welding, carving, molding, casting. Daily—from moment to moment—I sculpt my life.