Post #20 – “S” – Keep Clear and Carry On – and Let Surfaces Surface

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We’re just under 7 weeks until 2015.  Jump on the final SimpleSizeMe Marathon assignments. Last few assignments: practices, quit, rooms.  (series began July 4…scroll down) THIS WEEK’s assignment: SURFACES.   One sign of a busy or messy person is piled-high surfaces. We have counter tops, table tops, desk tops, bureau tops. Still we pile things on chairs, couches, beds, floors, car seats. Tips …

Post #19 – “R” – Rock Your Room(s) and Be Richer by Craving Less

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8 weeks until 2015  Be there at the Marathon finish line in 8 weeks with SimpleSizing accomplishments. Scroll down to #1 – or just to the last 2 weeks’ assignment: practices and quit.    THIS WEEK’s assignment: ROOM(s) Even if you live in a cave, you have a room. REMOVE is the #1 thing to do for a room Remove something. Pick up your stuff.  Straighten up. …

Post #17 – “P” – Practice Pausing, Puttering, and Paring Down to Count Down

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Take Just 1 Step Right Now.  Let’s put this alphabet Marathon to its final paces with a count-down to year-end. Your assignment RIGHT NOW: PRACTICE.  A PRACTICE is  an activity or exercise you perform repeatedly or regularly.  Add a  PRACTICE that will make a difference to SimpleSize what really matters to you. What  practice, activity,  exercise will you add?  Here are some: – At work or home, …

Next SimpleSizeMe blog will post Wednesday October 29

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Dear Readers, I’ll be doubling up on blog posts this week. Traveling and tech-ing with a faulty keyboard has been a challenge! Once home, I’ll start the week-by-week assignments to year-end, as promised. Meantime, thank you for your patience and for following SimpleSizeMe blog!

Post #16 – Pope Opts Out of Outdated Ideas

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It’s “O” week – with 11 weeks to year-end in the SimpleSizeMe Marathon – and a twist starting next week (below). Options & Opt Out & Optimum- Paralyzing and exhausting is what options are.  Sound unexpected?  The Paradox of Choice is a 2004 landmark book by Professor Barry Schwartz who says maximizers are victims of abundance (WSJ). He notes that we’re now witnessing too much …

Post #14 – Push back on middlemen, marketing, merchants, must-haves

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“M”s  prompt more awareness toward SimpleSizing for the last half of our Marathon: Mushrooms – So ugly, these SimpleSizers are carriers of deep gourmet flavor and are also natural recyclers, breaking down fallen trees into simpler compounds, as well as detoxifying environmental contaminates. I threw this one in for fun!….but also because of what’s recently been  discovered – that their antigen-binding lectins can control abnormal cells, identifying …

Post Lucky #13 – Let it go – as the leaves fall

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It’s “L” week, and we’re half way to finishing the SimpleSizeMe Marathon for a leaner lighter life.  Toss things as leaves fall.  .   Here are more ideas that might help… Lift – Clearing clutter is a great mood lifter.  Even though I clear regularly, life has a way of giving it back.  Groceries, work, guests, dogs, gatherings, hobbies, papers all bring more …