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UPDATE: Sadly 43 Things was taken offline and is no longer with us.

If you haven’t already, take a look at “43 Things” its a great website that helps you to focus on the REALLY important things in life.

This is my list: http://www.43things.com/person/sn0tb0x so you get the idea.

Calling all list makers…

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100 Things

I have recently been introduced to the 100 things concept.  Basically what you do is pare down your possessions to just 100 in total.  These are personal possessions, so the sofa doesn’t count, the bed doesn’t count etc.  I started my list expecting to have a large excess of 100 things that I really wanted to keep and imagined that the emotional trauma that would follow if I decided that yes actually I was going to go for it.

Here’s my list:

1.Ganesh
2. Shiva
3. Aarti lamp
4. Trays
5. Incense sticks
6. Puja sundries
7. My many religious texts (one single shelf full)
8. Tabla
9. PC and cables mouse keyboard etc
10. A3 printer
12. Kettle
13. 5 mugs
14. Bicycle
15. Helmet
16. Pannier bags
17. Cycling tops, pants, overshoes and gloves
18. Tech toolbox (limited to what fits within)
19. General toolbox (limited to what fits within)
20. Blackberry bold and 8820
21. Belt
22. Braces
23. Tie rack and ties
24. Sock hanger
25. One weeks set of pants, socks
26. One summer coat
27. One winter coat
28. One box of cufflinks and collar stiffners
29. My Portfolio
30. My MA work
31. Bread maker
32. Shredder
33. Poker set
34. PS2 & Games (selection only give rest to Nat)
35. Bollywood Movie collection
36. Music CD collection (34,35 & 36 must fit on 1 benno cd bookcase
37. External Harddrives (home and work) bin the other crap.
38. Billy Bookcase
39. Puja bookcase
40. Ibook (?) Mac mini (?)
41. Hoover
42. Ironing board
43. Iron
44. Water sprayer
45. Wok
46. Tawa
47. Kitchen Radio
48. Umbrella
49. Backpack
50. Trainers
51. Catapillar boots
52. Suit shoes
53. Slipper shoes

There are several things that interested me about this exercise.  Firstly that my desire to keep should extend to my bed.  Secondly, I don’t have 100 personal things that I really want to keep.  I realised that this list is telling me that I have a lot of junk!  At least a lot of things that I don’t care for enough to list – which is interesting.  I think the circumstances in which the list was made is significant.  I made the list on my blackberry of the period of three evenings just as I was about to jump into bed and set the alarm for morning.  Its amazing how clear your mind is when it has the expectation of restful sleep.  (I sleep like a log!)

So anyway, I felt like sharing my list.  Its under development.  I encourage you to make one too.  Its interesting how it clarifies whats important to you right now.  If you have a go, post me a few lines I would like to read your comments.  For your benefit this is where I found out about the 100 things challenge.

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My 43 Things List

Several months ago I joined the 43Things community. Its a global community of people like you and I who write there own list of things that they want to do in their life. This is the premise of the whole site. This alone makes it worth joining. I have found that it’s very difficult to find time to actually stand back from the fuss and rush of everyday life and take a good long hard look at myself. This site has helped me do this and I recommend you give it a go yourself.

Apart from the self-help core of the site it’s actually a web community. The users are brought together by their desire to do alike things. So for example when you want to add “Clean my home more often” to your list, instead of just adding it to your list you should look in the word cloud or search for key words like clean and home in the search box so that you can find others who are wanting to do the same activity.

You can write a journal entry under your items in your list. You can look at what others have written about their items too whether or not they are the items that you want to do yourself. You can even surf around and see what others are putting on their list, thats how I found some of the things on my list. Its an organic self-realisation process. Ultimately its good wholesome personal fun.

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