Each year I like to pick a theme for the year. It helps me to focus on what I want and how I want to live.
I’ve been working on getting my life less complicated, less cluttered, and moving more toward spending my time in a way that feels fulfilling and enjoyable.
One of my big changes last year was to spend more time creating. I am definitely moving in the right direction!
My sister and I have been working together and experimenting with creating systems for work and home that simplify and make day to day tasks easier.
I look forward to tweaking and playing with that even more because I am really seeing a difference.
We both realized how creating limits has given us more freedom.
Examples of that include the number of projects I am working on at one time.
And while that may sound simple to some of you, believe me that has been a work in progress!
I just wrote a post about having a Fresh Start on my jewelry and art site.
I wanted to start the year but clearing my creative spaces which include my studio, the sewing room, and my office. I include my office because that is where I write and it helps to not be surrounded by piles of things to do.
The idea is to continue to make choices that feel good and that allow me to simplify the day to day tasks and make things easy to maintain.
That allows me to enjoy having freedom to do more of what I want, whether that is to create jewelry, art, make a flower arrangement, play with my family and friends, or make some beautiful pillows for our bed.
And the most important part is practicing being in the moment and enjoying it, no matter what I am doing.
I think it is going to be a great year!
What is your theme for the year? What do you want to practice?