#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: What My Clutter Say About Me?

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a good weekend ❤

Today’s post is a reply of some sort to a video I saw about minimalism and clutter. What would my clutter say about me? OMG. The thought of it alone is too much sometimes.

As Ronald said in his video, people in our life that love us… Mostly if not totally will say kind and wonderful things about us, but clutter will never lie and clutter will tell the honest truth even if it’s the last thing I want to hear, hehe. Btw, you should really watch his videos they are so informative and fun to watch 🙂

As I go through our belongings and sort our things of what to keep, donate or throw away, I see how it slowly changes my thoughts about our ‘Stuff’ but I never gave a thought of what the clutter could say about me, but I think that in my heart I knew.

So here are a few things Clutter would say about me if he could, lol:

  • I am trying to please people and not myself.
  • I try to live someone’s else’s life.
  • I buy too many things I don’t really love or need when I’m too stressed and overwhelmed.
  • I use clutter as some sort of protection (now this was a huge wow moment for me as I wrote it down in my journal… HUGE).

After realizing these things and understanding that I don’t want these things to be said about me, even if they are the truth of some sort, I still need this to change. I now have a better understanding of how clutter represents me and how I want my life to be.

This clutter that surrounds us all in some form is just another coping mechanism to the stuff that happens to us if its stress or sadness or any negative feeling we might feel. Even by just understanding this little bit already helps to put things in a better perspective and that leads to a better understanding of what I want to accomplish by decluttering this or that room. It makes things much easier to remove the items I kept holding onto “just in case” and move forward to the life I want for myself and for my family.

Anyways, just some random thoughts I wanted to share with you in this short post.

What your clutter would say about you?

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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Writer’s Log: Finally Writing

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday to you all. I hope you are having a good day ❤

If you been following these posts series of Writer’s Log so far then you know that I am working hard on decluttering our home as much as I can and try to more mindful of what I keep or throw and how much plastic I use, or even trying to figure out how to reduce our waste.

Since this Sunday I’ve decluttered over 2000 things from papers I organized to items we held onto for far too long and books. For my husband this process is a hard one, he really doesn’t like to throw out things (just in case he will need something, someday). I truly know how he feels because I was the same just a few months back, so happy that I am o longer in that place 😀

From time to time, our home is in complete chaos with all the decluttering that is going on, but I still feel lighter than before. I gave so many clothing items away, books and blankets that we already starting to having more space for the things that were left in our home. Finally, I can breathe, but I know that there’s much more to do. When we finally have every item in its own “home” he’s the right place then I will know that I get closer to what I want.

On the low waste department, I am doing better but not as much as I want. We got Brita the water filter to help reduce the plastic water bottle we buy each week, and today is just our true first day of using it.

Today I even wrote for a bit, and just jotted down ideas of some problematic scenes and it felt amazing. It’s been a while since I sat down and wrote or edited and I missed it a lot. It feels like a muscle just after a workout after a while that you didn’t work out, hehe. It was hard getting into it but after a few minutes, I was started to get into it and felt better after editing a few lines. With all the holidays, doctors and decluttering our home, I barely go sit and write or edit so having the opportunity to do that felt just right 🙂

Btw, almost finished reading Again but Better and so far I have mixed emotion about this book but I will let you know in this weekend in my review.

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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Writer’s Log: The more you have the happier you are

Hello everyone and happy Sunday to you all ❤
Hope you are having a great day 🙂

While reading this post’s title, what was your initial thought? Bullshit? So true? IDK? Maybe? Not for me? Hell yeah, more means success…

Which one of these is more related to you? For me, as an adult, I realize that as kids most of our parents, teachers, society and social media did us wrong. It doesn’t matter if you’re living in a 1 bedroom Apartment or have a 26 bedrooms house. If your basic needs are met that’s all you need.

In a world where everything needs to be better and bigger than what your friends have, know what truly brings you joy, happiness, and more importantly, fulfillment.

More is not equal to success, less is not equal to success… being fulfilled and happy is being a success.

I’ve learned that for me, more doesn’t bring me happiness, and even worse… It brings me sadness, disconnection and more stress to the already stressful life. Having bookshelves filled with over 500 gorgeous Books always been my dream, (to have a library in my own home) but now I’m there and I’m still not happy with my books.

Don’t get me wrong I love reading and the book smell should be a perfume for me, but having these many books, means having to clean them a few times a month (living in the dusty countryside) and doing that, just brings stress, anger and feeling annoyed to clean books, especially the ones I’ve read once and never want to read again, hehe. And this goes with other things like clothes, makeup, and even furniture.

I’ve learned that having more only keeps me away from my true passion, as I’m always stressing about cleaning, decluttering and reorganizing, again and again, every few weeks or months. What started as just a thought become a need and a journey towards a new lifestyle. I’ve realized this weekend that my writing always been connected to how stressful I feel and how I feel about my environment… No wonder I can’t write when I feel so cluttered.

However, I will end this with a great progress 😀 I started to rewrite some scenes that I was so stuck with them and now that my environment feels a bit better, my creative juices are already started to flow and I finally got out of the rut 😉 I wrote in two days about 4+K which felt amazing and the pages that I had major issues with finally looks amazing and the story finally feels like it’s going in the right direction.

Well, that is all for my ramblings in this post, I hope it wasn’t too much, hehe.

How is your week/month going?

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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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