J.O.M.O (Joy Of Missing Out)
January is nearly over and as we move into the short month of February I see this as the perfect time to reflect and start preparing for the year ahead and to practice some J.O.M.O (Joy Of Missing Out).
This means removing yourself for social media for a while and clearing your head. I know, the irony that I am posting this on social media hasn’t been lost on me either.
So, why not put down your phone and other devices and give yourself some precious hours to listen to music, meditate or read a real book, feeling the paper between your fingers.
I absolutely loved ‘Where the crawdads sing’ by Delia Owens.
A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say.
Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.
If you are one of those people who can’t sit still, I totally get it but put on some music anyway and get busy, start doing some de-cluttering.
I have always believed that your personal environment, your home, has a direct effect on your well being. Why not ask yourself where in your home do you feel at your happiest? Also which of your rooms irritate you?
The fabulous Marie Kondo believes fully that if something doesn’t spark joy then get rid of it and tidying leads to a joyful life. We need to keep happy and to make achievements, with this in mind don’t take on too big a task, don’t tackle your whole house.
Start with an area or break that down further, do you have a chest of drawers, bedside, or wardrobe that is so full it is bursting at the seams?
Empty the offending piece of furniture and go through each section. If something doesn’t spark joy for you anymore recycle it or donate it, this is a win win situation, clearing space for you and hopefully bringing joy to someone else.
Once you have finished de-cluttering you can look objectively at the piece of furniture, is it joyless to you and just not up to the job? If so, here is the start of your next project.
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