Saturday, October 3, 2015

My Happiness Project: October

I'm sure my five readers (hey dad!) have been dying to know how September's Happiness Project went.
September's theme was "Restore My Body" with an emphasis on daily yoga, better posture and a bedtime.

Daily yoga evolved into a daily trip to the gym once I was cleared for exercise, so I'm still counting it!
As for my posture... it still needs some help but at least when I had poor posture this past month I thought to myself, "gosh my posture is terrible right now," and sometimes I fixed it... and sometimes I didn't.
But at least I was aware! The first step to solving my problem.
And about that bedtime. I don't really want to talk about it.

So... it's October! I think everyone has some pretty serious heart eyes for the month of October (even if our trees in Arizona don't shed their leaves until like January, or they don't shed leaves at all. Or they're cacti so, you know.)
Anyway, my theme for October is ORGANIZATION!

(don't worry -- this is not my house.)

I'm a pretty organized person, but Jason seriously puts me to shame.
The man owns a labeler for heaven's sake!
We did some major reorganization before Wells was born (#nesting) but this weekend we have been moving into a new place so it's time to re-reorganize!
I'm super excited. Like I can't wait to get in there and label my little heart out.
I also can't wait to go to The Container Store with a purpose.

So, here are my goals for October's Organization!

Have a place for everything
Make my closet a happy place to be

(I would have taken a photo of my "junk drawer" for you, but I boxed it up this morning. Let's just say it did not look like this!)

Have a place for everything
Someone (Jason) told me once that you know you're truly organized if someone asked you for any specific item in your house and you could find it for them in the dark. I know there are some haters out there who think organization is unnecessary and a waste of time, but I'm pretty sure the time it takes to get organized is recouped ten-fold in the time we get back trying to find our keys! I've also found that when we establish habits for ourselves and our environment it frees up our minds to focus on more important things. When hair ties, paperclips and receipts all have a home it makes cleaning up so much easier because we don't even have to think "where should I put this?" The times I've felt most efficient and effective in my life have been the times I've been the most organized.

Make my closet a happy place to be
A closet is something we spend time looking through every day -- which can be a lovely experience or a stressful one. My closet is somewhere in the middle right now. It's not horribly unorganized, but I've been meaning to color-code it for the past two years and haven't gotten around to it, and something about a color-coded closet just feels right... even if I basically just have a "blue" section and a "white" section. I'm serious. I'm always at a loss for what to wear on Saint Patrick's Day. Also, I want to get ride of every. wire. hanger. That is all.

Who needs stuff anyway? This girl is totally be happy with just a white dress and an alfalfa field.

I really want to read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up because I've heard it does a great job of encouraging us to simplify! I've always had this deep desire to stay mobile, which means I don't love accumulating things as it is. That being said though, I definitely need a good purge every once and a while. Simpler living and not defining ourselves by possessions keeps helps us prioritize what's most important in life. I also feel like simplifying applies to the kitchen. I'm totally cool with finding a few meals I really love and mostly just sticking to those -- while still trying out one new recipe a week -- for the sake of easy grocery shopping and less food going unused.

Wish me luck!


  1. Um you are killing me πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I need to be more like you and alfalfa girl. I had a baby 3 months ago and I seriously have not done a single crunch... And I probably have only done a single downward dog. Shameful. Also I am a dedicated reader, but somehow missed he start of your happiness project. Your girl! Get happy!
    Okay back to nursing. Bye!

    1. Hahaha don't worry my crunches right now are pretty pathetic!! I can't wait to read about your happiness project! It will help me stick to mine!