As crazy as it might sound, I completely and utterly have been living an uncluttered life the last couple of weeks.
True, I've been away from writing my blog, but something had to go for a short period of time and this was it. That's not to say that doing so was an easy decision, because it wasn't. I did it out of necessity. I did it out of living what I talk about, and that, my friends, is living an uncluttered life.
My daughter got married last Saturday, you see. Anyone who has ever planned a wedding knows it takes a lot of time, and no matter how much you do ahead of time there are still the last minute details that you can only finish in the last few weeks before the big event.
Thus, my life became the "Two W's", Work and Wedding. During the last couple of weeks, I stopped going to the gym but maintained my daily morning stretching routine. I stopped writing for 20-30 minutes a day and mainly wrote a brief journal. I cut down my reading time from 30 minutes to 10 minutes each night. I focused on keeping the house picked up but didn't do any deep cleaning.
There were some non-negotiables though. I continued to meditate for 10 minutes everyday, first thing in the morning. I made sure we still ate a majority of our meals at home even if they were pretty simple. I kept up with my evening routine so that I could maintain 7 1/2 to 8 hours of sleep each night.
I cut down on several activities to make room for the most important event which was Jaelyn and Beau's wedding, but I also made time for the absolutes in my life. I could have attempted to maintain all of what I was doing previously in addition to wedding planning, but I'm positive my stress level would have increased and I wouldn't have enjoyed the moments nearly as much as I did.
In other words, I chose an uncluttered life, stripped down to what was most near and dear to my heart, my daughter.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.