This is the task for today and tomorrow. This category of stuff includes all the things that we wanted to do, or, the people we wanted to become.
Maybe, you wanted to be the person who brought beautifully decorated, homemade cupcakes to parties and get-togethers. Maybe, you wanted to learn more about antiques because you have a friend who goes antique hunting every weekend and you thought this sounded like a great way to spend weekends. Maybe you wanted to learn woodworking, so you could make wonderful rocking chairs for the special people in your life.
These interests could involve books, items in your kitchen, special clothing and footwear, tools, craft supplies, digital information … really, any type of item (tangible or not).
Sometimes, we enjoyed participating in this interest or hobby for years. Other times, we thought we would enjoy an interest or hobby and so we bought everything we thought we’d need to show our dedication to learning about this interest. Only, we never made the time or found the motivation.
Grab a piece of paper and writing utensil (or open a digital notepad app) and walk from room-to-room looking for things that were gathered for a hobby or interest (this could also involve collections that no longer interest you). If you can sit in one spot and think of these things, that’s fine too.
So, today’s 15-minute task is to list interests and hobbies that you are not actively pursuing.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.