{31 Days} Back to Basics Day 28

This month I am participating in the nester’s {31 Days} challenge.
 My topic for the month is Back to Basics.  If you would like to
follow along you can find all of my posts here.
Over the past month I
have talked a lot about baby steps.  Back
to Basics has been about me getting back to what is important for me and my
family.  When you are implementing new
lifestyle choices, small changes seem to work the best.
However, there are times
when baby steps will not work.  Sometimes
you have so many changes that you want to make, that a slow and methodical
change strategy may never get you to your end result.
Perhaps you made a lot of
these changes, like me, previously, but you have gotten away from them recently
for whatever reason.  In this case, I
would say you probably could just jump right back into what you had been doing.  These are changes that you made already.  It will not shock your family, or you to make
them again.
Some changes you want to
see immediate results from.  Take de-cluttering
for instance.  It would be nice to go
through your house a little bit at a time and get rid of things a little at a
time.  But, if you are like most
families, you will most likely also be bringing new items into your house.  So if you are bringing stuff in as fast as
you are getting rid of stuff, you probably will not see a huge change.  Now, if you give yourself a time line and
tear through your house, you will see the result right off – and this may cause
you to not bring new items back into your home.
It can be painful at
first but I think the majority of the time, after that initial pain you are
happier with the change.  This is
obviously assuming that you have considered the pros and cons of your choice.
One change that I have
been considering for some time but have not been able to totally jump into is
the limiting of technology usage.  I am a
technology junkie.  I honestly love my
gadgets, I love tv, I love the internet. 
Clearly I have issues!  I am
thinking of implementing technology “fast” days though.  I would like to say that I will limit my usage
to certain times during the day, and I do for the most part.  However, it is very easy to make exceptions
with those types of parameters.  “The
kids are playing well, I will check Feedly” which then turns into an hour of
mindless surfing and not accomplishing much else!  This would be a case, for me, to jump in and
go for it.

Is there a change in your life that you
want to jump right into instead of making smaller changes along the way?  What is stopping you?

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