Happy Discardia!

This time around we have a very short Discardian holiday, just four days with the new moon coming this Saturday. That's a lot like the narrow moments of opportunity we can face day to day. When you've only got a little time, what can you accomplish?

First, keep what you do spend that little time on aligned to your biggest goals. What matters most to you in your life? What could you do to honor that in the next five minutes? Even if it's just sending an email or making an appointment on your calendar to take action at a specific later date, that's an affirmation of your intent. You are allowed to have what you truly love be a greater part of your daily life.

Second, be fair to yourself about how much is realistic to try for in these last weeks of December—and, for that matter, in the month of January. Remember that you'll achieve more over the coming year if you don't start it burnt out. You don't have to say yes to every offer or request that comes to you.

Third, upgrade a few things. Eliminate one annoyance, perhaps by making a small repair or freeing yourself from an unrewarding commitment. Improve one thing you do every day, perhaps by replacing something worn out or giving yourself a tool you've been lacking. Expand your understanding in one area that will fuel your dreams, perhaps by taking 20 minutes a day to read up on it or by planning lunch with someone who can talk you through it.

These positive actions taken over the next few days can help fill your sails for the year ahead. Where would you like to go?

Author: dinahsanders

Author. Discardian. Defender of life, liberty, & the pursuit of happiness. she/her

5 thoughts on “Happy Discardia!”

  1. Hiya! Just stopping by to say thank you for being you 🙂 Ive finally plucked up the courage to say hello, you do a great job inspiring me- a clutter hoarding procrastinator! (please let my spelling be ok hehe) Looking forward to your future posts. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.
    from Dink @ dinks-designs 🙂

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  2. Just found you today, so will follow you for a while. I have always found people cleaning out things on New Years day. I certainly did. I remember hearing someone describe how Italians throw what they aren’t using out their windows into the streets. So I always throw stuff into the car for the laundromat and thrift store. And, due to poor health, I got rid of all my pastels, oil paints, brushes, and materials last year. I took them to someone young at my local library, and told him to give them to someone young who would spend years accumulating equipment a little at a time as they could afford it. I wanted to keep my palette knives, but I let it all go in the paint boxes. It would be horrible to have that stuff be ruined by being thrown on the curb after I pass. I still have some water color materials, so maybe I can play with that.
    And all my good and out of print books I have sent off to professors to give to their graduate students, although some have finally been reprinted at $200 a pop, as library’s were without them. I am always happy to hear how they never thought they would own such a book. Two of these recipients are frequently featured on NOVA and Scientific America.
    I know universities always make provisions for aquiring libraries of their Emeritus Professors, and I don’t fall in that category, but what I had had real value to certain individuals. I did it while I could still afford the postage. It felt good.

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  3. Welcome!
    Simo, I generally keep the activity light. We’ve all got a lot of information flying at us, so I try to make Discardia a breath of fresh air rather than part of the deluge.
    Thank you for sharing your experiences of letting go, L!

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