05 February 2012

50 Things

Well, I didn't mean to go so long between posts - I was going to post a couple of times last week, but I was just so incredibly tired after getting home from work, I'd go to bed early.  I mean *early* - as in 8:00 p.m.!  I'm not sure I went to bed that early when I was in grade school ...

Shortly after New Year's, when I was reading about various ways to get your life organized, or how others were trying to free themselves of "stuff," I read an article in the Huffington Post about getting rid of fifty things.  The person writing the article was trying to let people know that if they want to get their lives together, it doesn't have to be a major undertaking.  As an example, there was the idea of cleaning out your medicine/bathroom cabinets, or your junk drawer.  The writer was saying that by the time you got rid of expired prescriptions, or recycled menus from take-out places you never call, you could easily get yourself to fifty items.  Making that much progress would give you the incentive to keep going.

I like this idea.  Starting small is - at least for me - often just the right thing to inspire me to keep going.  Today I wasn't at Rosie's, and I had hoped to get going on my fifty things.  But, I was SO behind on everything, that I never got started.  Though I did manage to find three household items to put in the bag for charity/Goodwill.  So that made me think there was hope for me.  :-)

Next to lists, getting organized is one of my favorite things.  And I have made it one of my goals for 2012.  So stay tuned, as some of my "getting organized" could lead to offering some things here on the blog to interested parties.

That's it for now. But since you've slogged through this to get this far, here's something that should make you smile ... a picture of Dug!


6 comments:

Marie said...

I like the idea of getting rid of 50 things. I think I'll do that, and write down what I get rid of so I can see some progress. Dug is, as usual, adorable. I love golden retrievers!

Lorraine said...

Bridget- I like nothing better than getting a garbage bag, and throwing away STUFF!

How's it going, Dug?

Dianne said...

Dug is such a handsome boy! Kisses to him from my babes!

I love the idea of getting organized. My trouble is getting started, but 50 things seems like a small enough number... Hmmmm...

teabird said...

I've been Getting Rid of Things for a few months, but never counted. Since I'm nowhere near the end of Things That Must Go, I think I'll start writing down what I discard - maybe it'll seem more like progress has been made.

Hmmm.

marissahuber.com said...

I want to do 50 things. I'm sure you talked about purging with Andrea all day (ha!). I'll go check out the article too!

Carrie#K said...

Hello Dug, you adorable thing you!

Fifty at a time, eh? That's a good idea. Gives me a starting point but isn't overwhelming, like say, get rid of all the junk in the craft room.