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    • #160295
      glossta1
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      In the Goals January 2013 thread various members identified words that were important to them for the coming year. The words seemed so helpful that I wanted to bring them together, and so here they are, alphabetically:
      1. Capable
      2. Calm
      3. Change
      4. Clarity
      5. Completion
      6. Confidence
      7. Consistency
      8. Finish
      9. Flourish
      10. Focus
      11. Gracious
      12. Grateful
      13. Innovate
      14. Intentional
      15. Light-hearted
      16. Mindfulness
      17. More
      18. Organise
      19. Persevere
      20. Prioritise
      21. Restraint
      22. Walk
      23. Writing
      Is there a word that is important for you in your pursuit of a purposeful but uncluttered life?

    • #231019
      djk
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      Good 'mindset words' for Unclutterers

      thanks for posting this, glossta1! this one-word idea as an overarching theme has been much on my mind since reading about it on another blog then here. I am still pondering which word I want to go with. I can relate to all of them!

    • #231036
      Ella
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      Good 'mindset words' for Unclutterers

      Glossta1: I love that list, thank you for posting it again. I’d like to add another word for myself: Balance.

    • #231042
      sleepykitten
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      Good 'mindset words' for Unclutterers

      I love all these words – like @djk, I have a tough time picking just one. I went with “confidence”, but I’ve actually been using everyone’s words depending on the scenario. Just thinking about positive words is helpful.

    • #231051
      glossta1
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      Good 'mindset words' for Unclutterers

      That’s a nice one too Ella. Like Sleepykitten, I find all these positive words helpful at different times and in different ways.

    • #231085
      glossta1
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      Good 'mindset words' for Unclutterers

      I can’t find a single word for that either. Acceptance, or the currently trendy ‘chill’, maybe. I had a friend who used to advise ‘sit lightly to it’, which I quite like and still use – I guess it comes from riding a difficult horse.

    • #231087
      clutterbug22
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      Good 'mindset words' for Unclutterers

      ataylor,
      I’ve found that phrase useful whilst potentially dwelling on something that has annoyed or upset me especially when someone has cut me up whilst driving! Nice to have that ‘visual’ reminder from the movie.

    • #231089
      clutterbug22
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      Good 'mindset words' for Unclutterers

      2 phrases that I’ve been using to back up my Year Word of ‘Finish’ are ‘Do it quickly’ and ‘Get it done early’.

      I’ve found that sometimes I can take too long getting a task done, perhaps a bit of perfectionism there, so trying to remember this phrase to get something done quickly rather than let the task extend for ever and ever.

      Obviously getting started on a task early rather than leave it to the last minute decreases stress and potential for mistakes and rushing around wishing I’d finished something earlier rather than scrabbling around in a tizz at the eleventh hour!

    • #231104
      irishbell
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      Good 'mindset words' for Unclutterers

      grateful, light heartedness, mindfulness, perseverance
      love love love these!

    • #231105
      gailbon
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      Good 'mindset words' for Unclutterers

      Patience and knowledge. Letting stuff go is pretty easy for me, but I need to be more patient with my family. And knowledge on how to approach the process is what I have gained from reading posts on this website. Thank you!

    • #231376
      Barbs
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      Good 'mindset words' for Unclutterers

      I think there are 2 mindsets I will be trying to work on for a while. “Balance” and “Mindfulness”.

    • #231399
      liag
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      Good 'mindset words' for Unclutterers

      self-esteem, moving on ability, persistence.

    • #231421
      Lounger
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      Good 'mindset words' for Unclutterers

      This has reminded me that I often tell myself to ‘Be bothered’, in very quick response to the ‘Can’t be bothered’ inclination.

      Come in and nearly chuck coat on back of chair? ‘Be bothered’ and the coat is in the wardrobe. Same with washing up, dealing with paperwork as it comes in, all those niggly little things that can result in clutter.

    • #231430
      sleepykitten
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      Good 'mindset words' for Unclutterers

      I like that, @Lounger! Similarly, maybe “respect” (like, respect yourself and your home enough to keep it tidy) or “care”.

    • #232572
      bandicoot
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      Good 'mindset words' for Unclutterers

      ataylor, maybe the word you are looking for is “release”?

      another word i like to keep lightly in mind: breathe.

    • #232575

      Good 'mindset words' for Unclutterers

      @ataylor would ‘detach’ like the opposite to ‘attach’ work? Not holding on to everything and anything.

      Mine is a bit similar: minimalism

    • #232612
      liag
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      Good 'mindset words' for Unclutterers

      How about “liberation”…” “catharsis”…”shedding”…”levity”…”lightness”?

    • #232645
      ChiFlower
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      Good 'mindset words' for Unclutterers

      Simplify.

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