So my ‘Less, More list for 2011’

I have created an explanation for each assertion and broken it down into two parts.

less Web browsing, more reading

less indoors, more outdoors

less clutter, more space

less rush, more slowness

less consuming, more creating

less busywork, more impact

less driving, more walking

less noise, more solitude

less focus on the future, more on the present

less work, more play

less worry, more smiles

Assertions explained

less Web browsing, more reading
I have a list in theory of at least 14 books I want to read but have not had time, at least that’s what I tell myself! The reality is I have had loads of time but I just spent it doing other things. I wonder if I was to combine it with a short review on my blog would I be more likely Tom make the time? One things for sure web browsing into the late PM is not going to find the time. So that my first ‘less, more’

less indoors, more outdoors
This is a solemn promise this year. As I spend way to long cooped up indoors online, when I can be out getting fresh air and sampling life. So thats what I shall do this year. I am going to create a ‘less, more’ category on my blog and I am going to tell you all about how I have done really well on this one and walked and observed nature for real instead of on Iplayer or DVD!

less clutter, more space
Anyone who has worked with me knows this is close to my heart. The reason being that I know I need space to think, to create, to breathe but I am a little untidy shall we say and clutter is/has been a real problem for me to fix. I shall do this, this time as I now work from home and Melanie my wife is never going to allow me to have clutter, thankfully it’s not in her nature.

less rush, more slowness
Oh this is not a new thing for me. I rush around everywhere, usually because I over commit, under prepare and love creating a time crisis, which I can then solve by being a superman!  I am great at solving a crisis! For two reasons, I think super fast on my feet always have and secondly my lack of preparation creates this situation far too much! So this one, slowness is my spiritual target for sure.

less consuming, more creating
I think this should be everyones target! We consume so much and never create as much as we are capable. So yes create more consume less is the way to go. I shall in particular write more, create more original thinking and solutions for problems which involve recycling or reusing my stuff and not buying more junk,  gadgets, tech equipment!

So that’s part 1. I will cover more in part two later this week..

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