Sep. 26th, 2009

Life of Simplicity: My 2008-2009 Resolutions, Part 4/4

Fourth Priority Resolutions: Disorganized Things That I'm Not Tripping Over )
New resolutions that don't fall into the above categories )

Looking at the four parts of this list, my feeling (other than a hysterical desire to scream, "Just burn it all down! Get it out of my life!") is that 90% of my recent problems with mental and physical clutter have arisen because of the Internet: excessive Internet usage has prevented me from having time to put the rest of my life in order. Now that I'm making some progress on the Internet front, perhaps I'll be able to accomplish more next year in digging myself out of the quagmire I'm currently trapped in.

As it is, I'm reasonably pleased with how this year went. I made progress in tackling some very serious problems, and I found that it wasn't as hard as I thought to get rid of belongings, which caused me to decide to get rid of more items than I'd originally planned. Most importantly, I achieved my #1 goal, which was to get my Internet usage under control - a goal that, for over a decade, I'd been struggling tooth-and-nail to achieve.

That I succeeded is mainly due to my determination to find a solution to that particular problem within a year of my mother's death; I wanted that to be my gift to her, because she hated how the Internet took me away from my family and friends. It's no coincidence that I finally achieved my solution on the very week of the anniversary of her death. Thank you, Mother.

Sep. 4th, 2009

Life of Simplicity: My 2008-2009 Resolutions, Part 2/4

Don't worry, I haven't fallen off the Internet addiction wagon. I decided at the beginning of last month to move this week's Internet day to Thursday, because Labor Day weekend is a big festival weekend in my hometown.

Second Priority Resolutions: Health )

Aug. 29th, 2009

Life of Simplicity: My 2008-2009 Resolutions, Part 1/4

I actually didn't set goals last fall, because . . . well, you'll see why. It was sort of like having someone shove the United States's multi-trillion-dollar debt in one's face, saying, "Here! Figure out what to do!" It took me months after my mother's death to even work out where the exact problems lay in my life, much less start to come up with solutions.

In this series of four posts, I'll be listing the physical and mental objects in my life that I gradually realized needed to be organized, the goals I set for myself over the past year, whether I met them, and my goals for next year.

First Priority Resolutions: Internet, Writing, Etc. )

June 2018




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