I like to make New Year Resolutions and yet like so many, I'm not so great at keeping them. Instead, I have started to choose words or a mantra to set the tone for my forthcoming year. For the year 2013 I chose the words Peace, Space and Brave. Out of that combination, space really showed up for me. It was something I was craving for on a physical level and it showed up by quite an intensive year of decluttering, which in turn created space and peace within me on an emotional/spiritual level. The consequence of this led to me brave by being able to release/let go of some issues, situations I had been holding onto.
As I was playing with and trying on word combinations for this year, I found that space didn't want to leave me and I didn't want to leave it. My guiding theme or mantra for 2014 is:
|White Space Project|
White space for me feels like a space in which to rest, to feel at ease with, it feels uncluttered and reflective.
The White Space Project has already begun, I feel it found me in the latter stages of last year when I started to remodel my kitchen (that is another blog post!). Today my white space started with more decluttering and I filled a bag with 10 items ready to be taken to the Charity Shop tomorrow. My intention is to be able to decluttter 10 items a day for the next 365 days.
|Decluttered items ready for donation|
|A cluttered pen pot holder|
|uncluttered spacious pen pot holder|
What about you? Do you keep New Years Resolutions or are you guided by a word or theme?