#100DaysProject Challenge

Hey everyone. I hope you are all having a great and easy day ❤

Here in Israel, the government started to open almost all the shops and letting people out which is nice but I’m also afraid that this will make things only harder health-wise and the Covid-19, but I guess I will have to see and hope for the best.

In my previous post, where I shared a bit from what’s going on in my life right now, I’ve also mentioned that I am starting the 100 days project challenge at the start of May and I’ve already dropped the ball on that, hehe, but not by a lot. I am doing most of the things but the working out part (other than yoga), I tend to miss so I’ve scheduled the workout by days of the week, and this way I won’t be overwhelmed and just do one or two things.

The idea is simple: Choose a project or a goal, and do it every day for 100 days. The second rule I will follow is by Matt D’avella and that is you can miss 1 day but not 2. Third rule (of mine) is to pick one day of the week – for rest 😉

So, the first step is to choose a project or a goal… I have lots of goals for this year but I would love to achieve 3 in this challenge. I know you only should choose 1 goal/project but hey, I like to complicate my life, lol.

I chose these 3 goals because they will impact my life highly and I know that even though it will hard and life is already hard, and even if I won’t achieve any of them, I will still make progress and for me, that’s great as well.

So here are my 3 projects/goals I will work on every day for the next 100 days (I started on the May 1st:

Finish editing my book.

I am trying to edit this book for over a year and I always let life, house chores, and everything else get in the way. This time it is different! This time with this challenge I will do it every day even if I will edit only 1 word or 1 paragraph that day. At least I am touching my book and trying to work on it every day.

I tend to let life throw me where ever and then I fall far from my own goals and I don’t like that. I needed to realize that life will sadly always be complicated, hectic, and stressful, so I needed to learn how to work with it and not fight to go through it. I hope you understand what I’ve meant (it’s hard to explain, hehe).

The second goal is…

Practice yoga/Workout.

Part of my workout goals and losing weight I wanted to get back to my yoga practice, so I set that as my goal for this challenge as well.

I always love the calm and stillness that yoga seems to bring into my life, I always feel like I can do and be anything after a good yoga flow, how weird is that? lol.

I also want to workout every day, and as I said at the start of this post, I started scheduling each day with 1 or 2 (short) workouts sessions. This way I am not burning out completely and I will still have the motivation to do it.

Road to minimalism. (and clean house)

Here I am cheating a bit as I put to things in one, but for me, they are so well connected that I always put them together 😀

This will be the hardest of them all to achieve, not the clean house part but my journey to minimalism. You see my husband is a bit of a “hoarder”, not a real hoarder but he likes things, and stuff and more things and it makes my life more difficult as we are both very stubborn and I have a hard time convincing him to put away some of the nicknacks we have all around the house, that not only makes cleaning harder but also feels to me very cluttered when I look around the house.

Don’t get me wrong we both like stuff, deferent stuff, lol, but I am trying hard to declutter my clothes, items, nicknacks, and even books. Books are very hard and I already gave many books away and I do love huge library of books but at the end of the day, I am not getting younger and healthier and it will get harder for me to clean everything and take care of all the books, I need to think of the future as well and my future is a more minimal one.

Sometimes, it’s hard to admit to oneself that we are not getting younger and after a lot of reflection on my life situation and everything that is going on in my life, I need to live in a place that is not crowded with stuff. So this goal had become more and more important to me as time goes by.

I read an article not long ago, and it was about overcoming negative thoughts and what I mostly took from that article is that I can fixate too much on my problems and that only create more problems, hehe.

“Negative thoughts often revolve around what’s wrong with your life. Your attention becomes fixated on and exaggerates the so-called negative aspects of your life. Here your mind will often downplay what is going well.” By Melli O’Brien

I don’t know why but this part of what she wrote in the article spoke most to me, and I think that is why I really want to finish my minimalism goal/project.

So I am trying to work on this a lot and see what is in front of me and not too much weight on my issues so they won’t become monsters in my mind. That is why I also picked up meditation again and easy yoga flows to help me remove most of the negative thought and anxiety, especially at these hard times.

So these are my goals/projects I am trying to work on through these 100 days. It may be hard but at least I want to try to see them through and maybe even achieve some of these goals 😀

I will see you all next time, be happy, and stay safe,

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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Writer’s Log: Another Minimalism Challenge

Good evening everyone, hope you are doing well ❤

While back I’ve written a post about minimalism and how I want to declutter our home 😉 The Minimalism Challenge (Game). I did this “game or challenge” twice and I decluttered almost 1000 items from our home, small and big. To some, this may seem like too much and to others, it’s a very small number but to us, it wasn’t enough, lol.

So I thought that I will do it again. Last time I decluttered about 50 books and this time I want to try and declutter more. I love books and I love to hoard them, but some of the books are just props in our home, I will never read them again so it’s time for them to find a new home and so our other items that will be leaving 😀

I know for a fact that while I love the stuff in our home and they do make me happy they still overcrowd me in my every day and I feel trapped by our stuff. I don’t like that feeling and I know I can change this feeling.

So… Everyday from yesterday I will take an item, 2, 3 and so on, and let them go ❤ and I will let you know how it goes.

Now to other updates…

As part of my de-stressing, I’ve started doing meditations twice a day, every day… Well, this was only my second day of doing it, hehe but I do intend on keeping this habit. I feel much better every time I meditate, I think that by the act of taking a moment to myself, breathe and just listen to the silence really makes me think of what I truly want and try to find some answers and ideas… You know, like when you are in the shower and suddenly a wonderful idea comes to your mind that is how these meditation are to me (so far).

Now about the most important thing, being creative 😀

Yesterday I did some blackouts on a writer magazine and I loved that. This small act just let my mind run through the pages I’ve printed and found random words that by the end of it just made me smile and happy, how amazing is that. I love the part that starts with the word writers and ends with the words what if. (click on the image to enlarge it if you want)

Blackout, Coffee n' Notes

“Writers create their story often fail, the trick quirky ideas, brainstorming what if.”

This weird meshed-up line is so inspiring to me and while I mediated today it lit up my thoughts and the images that ran through my mind while I was in deep meditation.

About my own writing…

I also wrote a bit after I got home from my mom’s doctor appointment and it felt almost addictive to just sit there and write… Wow, how I missed this feeling.
Overall it was a creative day which I am very happy about and I declutter two things today, yey 😀 so I am doing good with the challenge 😉

See you tomorrow but for now,

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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The Minimalism Challenge (Game)

Hey everyone, I hope you are all having a nice day ❤

I saw a few (or a lot) youtube videos about minimalism and now, I know a lot about it and I know that it is not for me, hehe. Both I and my husband are some sort of hoarders (in a small scale of course). I collect lots of books, pens, and notebooks 😀

In my last post, I talked about creating 6 habits before 2019 and one of the habits is decluttering. I am working on decluttering my home, my computer and even my blog Don’t know if you’ve noticed btw, but I’ve changed the blog header picture and I am so happy with how it turned up. The blue picture worked great and I love it but I wanted a cleaner look to my blog, and it came out nicely ❤

This is the old one

Anyway, back to the challenge…

Even though we will never live the minimal life, we still have too much stuff and I want to declutter our home, so I thought this minimalism challenge game could be a nice and fun way to declutter. Basically what you do is on the first day of the month you declutter 1 item, on the second day, you declutter 2 items and so on, until the end of the month. So overall you are decluttering 465 items in 30 days. Now that sounds like a lot and it is a lot but I need this decluttering in order to get back into my habits of organizing and decluttering.

I just started this game a week and a half ago, lol, but I already decluttered 172 items. This month I am cleaning out our entire closet room, so I know I will find more things to declutter. I want to do this next month as well and after that, I will do a daily declutter so that way, we’ll only keep the things that will bring us joy and happiness and not keep any item just for the sake of keeping it, or because someone has gifted something to us that we don’t even like.

I am even going to declutter my pens, notebooks, and books, I know that there are some books in my bookshelves that I will never read ever again and that I barely enjoyed them on the first time I’ve read them, so they can go to a new home 🙂

Wish me luck with all the decluttering and feel free to join if you want 😀

How do you declutter your home when you need to?

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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