Less than 5 wks to 2015.
THIS WEEK’S assignment: “U” for UN. Uninstall. Undo. Stop. Quit. SimpleSize.
There is so much more to life than so much more. “UN” – “express a reversal of action or state, or removal, release.”
In the spirit of our 26 weeks Marathon and alphabet letters…Thank you, Readers, for these 26 “UN” ideas!
- UN Wearing make-up on weekends – opting for saved time and fresh face
- UNs for Holidays: turkey, cranberry salad, pumpkin pie – preferring alternates
- UN Full coverage granny pants – preferring thongs – and sometimes none
- UN Snapchat – crazy waste of time
- UN Black Friday/Weekend come-ons
- UN Living by a daily schedule that no longer fits a new life
UN Self-doubt, guilt trip, living in the past
- UN Sit-down dinners – opting to invite friends for generous tapas only
- UN Christmas cards and the Holiday letter
- UN Facebook – just occasional use
- UN Shopping for clothes – going for thrift or the perfect piece
- UN Magazines – opting for online or not at all
- UN Microwave – using toaster oven and flat bowls instead
- UN Framing pictures – opting for rotating them on floor, mantle or desk
- UN Decorative pillows – “UN” Ralph Lauren-ing” – opting simply for purposeful functional ones
- UN Plastic containers – opting for glass
- UN Baking sweet treats – preferring savory instead
- UN Fat fancy towels – preferring thinner simple ones
- UN Any kind of milk or sweetener in coffee or tea, preferring black
- UN High ceilings in new house – preferring human-sized lower ones
- UN Use of animal products – giving up cruelty too
- UN Buying gifts – preferring to hand craft or give a shared experience instead
UN Worrying/UN engaging about silly stuff and certain people
UN Duplicates of household goods when packing to move – or any time
- UN Large waste baskets because of buying fewer packaged goods
- UN Wordy emails because no one has time to read them [point taken for blogs!]
Upsize – It’s a trade-off proposition; yes, you can upsize what is important to you – because you’ve “UN-ed” what’s not important. For example, I want to keep the chair in which we rocked our baby, which will soon arrive back home after friends used it. The storage trade-off in the garage closet until the rocker is next needed is to donate the bulky extra dining chairs currently taking up the space.
Unloose & Undulate – The feeling of unloosing yourself from the paraphernalia of your past will more than compensate for any loss you might notice. Letting go of old stuff helps us move lighter – undulating – through our lives.
The more you know, the less you need. Australian Aboriginal saying
Next week – “V”…