golden rule that
will fit everything,
this is it:
Have nothing in
your houses that
you do not know
to be useful or
believe to be
As TCOYou is fairly new and small, I'm not sure how much of my history you may know or do not know. My first blogging endeavor, the 365 Days of Decluttering Challenge blog, was just to highlight an event that was going on inside a Delphi forum where I participated. I'd decided to work on myself by committing to decluttering one item from my home per day for the next 365 days; decluttering was easy for me but doing anything routinely was not! So, I asked on the forum "Who wants to join me?" The response was amazing! In addition to forum participants, I'd hear that they had spread the word to coworkers, family members and friends. For one person alone, I could count their reach to 8 people! That same person convinced me that I needed to create a blog as a central point for those outside the forum.
That year of blogging taught me a lot about blog creation and how much I love sharing information with others. This is what brought out the idea for the Taking Care Of You blog and how I became a blogger for real.
Now, with everyone on the 365 Days of Decluttering Challenge blog starting at different times, I thought it would be unifying if there was a monthly date when those of us in the challenge could celebrate our anniversary together. I announced that the 22nd of the month would be our anniversary and, on that day each month, I would send out an encouraging message and a gift called a Focus Challenge.
The Focus Challenge was to serve as a reminder to everyone that, actually, we are not doing this all alone. Many other people are right there beside us doing the same thing, at the same time. Some are going through the same challenges, and some face others, but we are all united in one purpose!
With a brand new year just around the corner, many of us are already preparing for a fresh start! I wholeheartedly believe that living by that quote above is one of the best ways for Taking Care Of You. Those who've accepted and completed their own challenge to declutter at least one item from their lives per day for one full year are already 365 objects lighter, and freer.
Are you ready to accept your own 365 Days of Decluttering Challenge?
If so, declare your acceptance on the 365 Days of Decluttering Challenge start page and you'll get to see for yourself how amazing you will feel just one year later!
Remember those little Focus Challenges I mentioned before? Well, I pasted the link to each of them below, for your convenience.
Please, remember these were issued monthly just to give a little kick of motivation for the coming week. I am sharing these with you to help motivate, not to overwhelm yourselves; the clutter does that to us already!
So, whether you use these as weekly challenges for the first 12 weeks of 2010
or to use them as monthly kickoffs for each of the coming 12 months,
|Focus Challenge #1||Focus Challenge #5||Focus Challenge #9|
|Focus Challenge #2||Focus Challenge #6||Focus Challenge #10|
|Focus Challenge #3||Focus Challenge #7||Focus Challenge #11|
|Focus Challenge #4||Focus Challenge #8||Focus Challenge #12|
(this one you create
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