My motto for 2014 and onwards will be “Less is More” and I have happily:
- cleared out 3-4 boxes of books, papers and etc from the study, where TWO adults can actually walk around now
- thrown out 1-2 boxes of old VCDs – we still have a lot more to go!
- reduced the amount of trash I throw out by:
i) cooking / buying EXACTLY the amount of food we need and
ii) switching to recyclable bottles or containers instead of “refill” packs and
iii) started using soap instead of handwash liquid or shower foam
I am very, very, very happy with these changes because I can do the dishes faster now and only need to take out the trash once every two days.
It’s amazing how such small changes can make such a BIG difference
Besides that, I’ve also concentrated my time and energy on family and friends instead of being Mr. Nice Guy to everyone.
In the past, I have listened to almost everyone’s complaint, gossip or sob story. Uh, sorry, you’re an adult while I have two kids who need my attention and time.
Recently, I had lunch with an amazing person who survived a near-death experience – she totally agrees with my perspective on health and life and we both agree that if someone does not make us happy or helps us in any way, then we’ll just move on…
Isn’t it nice to have just a few friends who will cheer you up, make you laugh or even poke their head into your door and say,
“Hey, workaholic, isn’t it time to pick up your kids?”
“Cook for your kids!” LOL