Lessons I Have Learned in June 2020

I have learned a lot in June. I have learned gratitude, started my decluttering mission and how to make goals for myself.

I learned the important benefits of gratitude, which has helped me be a better person and appreciate many people and things. I have launched my 21 Day Gratitude Challenge to encourage others to feel grateful, too. You can look back at it, here https://yellowdaisies3.wordpress.com/2020/06/09/thankful-tuesday/

Another thing I have learned is how to be comfortable with less things. It is amazing feeling to be able to throw away and donate things that I no longer use anymore. I have started this decluttering journey where I get rid of one thing a day. This is to help me boost my confidence so I can donate multiple things in a day, when I am comfortable with that. But so far, I have decluttered 10 things, which may not seem like a lot, but it’s the small changes that has the big difference. I have tried different methods before, but so far this seems to be the one that is working for me. You can read about my journey, by following this link. https://yellowdaisies3.wordpress.com/category/daily-decluttering/

I have a long list of books that I want to read, so over the Summer I have decided to join the movement of 20 Books of Summer 2020. So far I am doing okay, but I will be reading more books soon. You can read my challenge here, https://yellowdaisies3.wordpress.com/category/20-books-of-summer-2020/

I can’t wait to see what July brings me.

Day 1 of 192

I am starting a new challenge, where every day I work on removing an item from my life. It can be anything from clothes, to anything I no longer need anymore.

The reason I picked 193 days is that is how many days are left of 2020. I would love to start 2021 with less stuff. And this way I would be able to help others, because I will be going through my clothes and really purging my closet. I picked one item a day, because it is something easy, and doesn’t take much thought or effort. Having to only get rid of one item is beneficial to me, because it is something that won’t overwhelm me with.

But if you are comfortable, feel free to get rid of more items in a day.

Feel free to join me in on this journey. I am trying to waste less, so if something is still in good condition. I will donate or give away these items.

I suggest in order for you to keep the momentum going, I would recommend starting out with easy things – things that don’t hold much or any sentimental value to you. Check your medicine cabinet and cosmetics making sure nothing is expired, if so, it’s rubbish.

If you are partaking in this challenge, and everything in your medicine and cosmetics are still good, you can start with your clothes or anything that doesn’t have much meaning to you.

I was going through a drawer in one of my organizers, and I found I had this lip gloss, that has unfortunately expired since I recall buying it awhile ago. I don’t want to take any risks with expired cosmetics, so I have to discard this.

Feel free to write about your journey in the comments below.

My 20 Books of Summer 2020

I saw this idea on Cathy 746 Books blog, and I thought what a great idea. I should partake by making my own list. At the time I had saw it, I was already rereading the Harry Potter series, so I figured that I should keep going with my To Be Read List before I start the series again. So that’s why I will be starting on the sixth Harry Potter book instead of going back to the beginning.

20 books in three months. June 1st to September 1st. I have a total of 7,214 pages to read.

Cathy did say you don’t have to read 20 books throughout the summer, you can read 10 or 15 books.

Here is my list.

  1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling Number of pages: 542
  2. Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hallows, J.K. Rowling Number of pages: 620
  3. The Tales of Beedle the Bard, J.K. Rowling Number of pages: 123
  4. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, J.K. Rowling Number of pages: 321
  5. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, J.K. Rowling Number of pages: 284
  6. The Crimes of Grindelwald, J.K. Rowling Number of pages: 277
  7. The Cuckoo’s Calling, Robert Galbraith Number of pages: 456
  8. The Silkworm, Robert Galbraith Number of pages: 656
  9. Career of Evil, Robert Galbraith Number of pages: 583
  10. Lethal White, Robert Galbraith Number of pages: 649
  11. The Shack: Where Tragedies Confronts Eternity, WM. Paul Young Number of pages: 279
  12. The Year of Yes, Shonda Rhimes Number of pages: 311
  13. Talking As Fast As I Can, Lauren Graham Number of pages: 209
  14. To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee Number of pages: 323
  15. Go Set A Watchman, Harper Lee Number of pages: 280
  16. Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert Number of pages: 368
  17. Better Than Before, Gretchen Rubin Number of pages: 278
  18. Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life, Gary John Bishop Number of pages: 207
  19. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living A Good Life, Mark Manson Number of pages: 212
  20. Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope, Mark Manson Number of pages: 236