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Facebook Ban

As I said the other day I’ve got too much on my plate lately. So I thought I’d pull the plug on the one thing that I don’t really need to do and that is spending time on facebook. I decided to do a week off facebook, cold turkey. That’s gonna be fun!

Gotta get some email addresses, so I can still message people and I’ll keep myself logged into my two facebook pages, but won’t go onto my personal profile. So yeah, very curious how that’s gonna be like, I’m actually looking forward to it! Even if I’m quite an addict, but nevermind.. that’s all going to change now.

I have tried quitting being a facebook junkie before, putting restrictions on the time I spend on it, reading links and status updates, but it never works. I’s too easy to trick myself into thinking, “Just another 5 minutes../OMG, I really need to read/watch that!!”. It works for a couple of days, but not in the long run.

I read this blog post, guy killing his internet, which seems extreme, but then, you can be as minimalist as you want to be. Pretty interesting. Some people even get rid off their mobile phones.. But yeah, I don’t have internet on mine, it’s well ancient.

I’ll keep you updated on how I go. Maybe I’m gonna go all crazy tomorrow and have anxiety attacks and wont know what to do.. getting all shaky and shit? Nah, it won’t be that bad..

What is a difficult thing for you to give up? Have you got unhealthy internet habits? How do you handle them?

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De-cluttering – The Projects

I want the house to be really minimalist by the end of the month.
Another weekend to go.  I also got a day off on Thursday, which is a public holiday, to sort things out.

Last weekend we did a lot of crap in and around the house. Lots of items still have to be listed on Ebay and go to the charity shops.
It’s quite a process. I think the strategy to take your time works quite well, but i wanna speed it up a bit and see more results to keep my motivation up.

The spending diary in our kitchen

(I wrote about our spending diary in this post)

Projects that still need work done, are

Digital clutter One of my biggest problem areas. Seriously i haven’t figured that shit out yet. But i can already see that, when all other areas of your life get clutter free, it kind of figures itself out or so i hope anyways..

It’s like, you got everything nice and sorted, why would you put up with a cluttered desktop with 300 tabs open..?! Which is a purely hypothetical scenario of curz..

When i’ve figured it out i’ll let you know. To get you started you might wanna have a look at this post about getting rid off your digital clutter that i quite like.

Silverbeet i'm having for dinner tonight. So pretty!

The Pantry Food is a funny one. You know, those foods that you buy and then use twice a year? That clutter up your pantry? Yeah, those ones i try to get rid off. If they are stuff i don’t want to eat anymore or taste gross they go.  Also i try to buy more staples, things we eat every week and try to use up the stuff we don’t eat a lot. Sometimes i like to experiment, but i don’t like it when the experiments are starting to collect in my pantry, taking up space. So yeah, that’s an ongoing project.

Reading material Wtf, that shit is just like those 300 tabs i told you about(not that i would do something like that). Don’t drag any more books and shit into the house til you finished reading EVERYTHING! Because then, if you want new stuff, you either have to read the stuff you got quickly or you just decide a book, pamphlet or whatever you got isn’t worth your time and get rid off it.

I’m not even gonna start talking about my sewing studio yet. It’s pretty tidy, but it could be, i mean of curz, it will be, so much better when i’m finished with it.

It’s never finished of curz, it’s an ongoing process.

What are your ongoing projects? How did you tackle your de-cluttering projects in the past? Have you got any tips?

Saving Time, Killing Time, Wasting Time

As i said yesterday, i’m pretty good with saving money. Which is funny coz i’m not that good at saving time. I do work 40 hours a week, so that does take up quite a bit of it.

Often you can hear people talk about saving money, but then some are talking about killing time, while others again are complaining about how all their time gets wasted. So why would anyone kill time, that’s like saying, “Let’s go out and totally waste money!” or even worse, “Let’s totally waste our lives!”. Because once you finished killing your time, you’re probably dead.
Where are the priorities here?

Most of my waking hours i either spend at work or on the net, especially on facebook. I’m planning on halving my working hours, but I can’t do this at the moment. So that’s a thing for later.

What i can do is get off facebook. It’s hard, coz i find the internet so fascinating! There are so many interesting links and articles out there and you can find some nice people to chat to.

But i have to prioritize, and i don’t think being on the net should be a priority for me right now. What works quite well for me is “distracting” myself with better, more exciting things. Lately we have been going on drives through the country, one of my favourites, picnics in the parks, where we saw lots and lost of kangaroos, and you know things like baking bread or making plans..

Better off wasting my time with the roos!

It’s not so hard when i have interesting things to do, it get’s hard when i try new ones and they don’t work out and i get frustrated. When i have some spare minutes, that all of a sudden turn into hours on facebook and by the time i get off the computer i wonder “What happened to my day?”

So the plan is to save time, i’ll try and stay off facebook for the rest of the week, i might even manage to shrink the amount of tabs i got open on my screen from 200 to something manageable!

This is what i will figure out over the next days.

How do you prioritize time when you don’t have a whole lot of it? How do you deal with easy distractions?