- I have too much stuff, much too much stuff, and multiples of much of it. This includes furniture, books, make-up, clothes, kitchen items, etc. While I probably already knew this, staying at home with all of my stuff for weeks reinforced this undeniable fact.
2. I use the same stuff, wear the same clothes, etc. regardless of the excess that I have.
3. It is very difficult for me to part with stuff. Too often I just move it around.
4. Even with plenty of time, I did not do the things I didn’t want to do, such as cleaning.
5. During these more than two months, Mike and I lived in only a few of the rooms in our home. The rooms we used are the family room, kitchen, master bedroom, bathroom, and laundry/exercise room. The other ten rooms were vacant most of this time.
6. I do not need foundation, eye make-up, or most of my jewelry. I did not wear eye make-up (other than a brow pencil!) or foundation at all during this time, even when I dressed and went to the grocery store. I wore the same earrings, necklace, and bracelet almost every day.
7. Committing to daily exercise is easier than planning to exercise a certain number of days per week. I have walked two miles every day but one (when it rained!) since March 20.
8. I need time to sit, reflect, and just be. I have enjoyed having time to do so.
9. I do best with routine.
10. I cope best with stress by staying active, so I did not read or write much during this.
11. I love our home in Raleigh. Staying-at-home there made me want more time there.
12. Time passes so quickly, even when it is standing still.
Now, what will I do with this insight? Will it change my behavior in any meaningful way?