In order to simplify one’s life without going insane, one must start small. Only by taking small bites can one even hope to begin corralling the chaos that rules so many of us. Each of us has different needs, different lives – as a result our steps will be different from each other. What one thinks is laughable another will think essential. It is all part of our uniqueness.
I have decided to take one simple step. This is my goal for the next few months – a habit I wish to develop to simplify my life.
I have set a goal to have all of my dishes washed before going to bed every night. Period. Not washed and dried, not put away – just washed and placed on the drainer to air-dry.
This goal is the most important habit I wish to gain right now, for by having all my dishes washed when I go to bed I will not be greeted by unwashed dishes when I wake up, thus making a better start to each day.
This also means that I won’t have to wash dishes before cooking breakfast every morning (an unpleasant ritual when you’re hungry), and a more pleasant kitchen overall.
Each person has something that is important to them, and this is important to me.
For accountability I plan to post how well I’m doing here on the blog, and when this has become second nature I will move on – but only then.
For tonight the dishes are washed, the sink is cleaned, and life is good.
Goodnight, fair world!