One of the things I have noticed recently is that for me an improved lifestyle includes fewer but highly enjoyed people, activities and things.
I began thinking about this while enjoying serving lunch on the patio to some friends on the new to us set of white dishes I brought home from my Mom's before we all went to see a play.
I thought about it when I broke my favorite coffee mug and realized I really don't enjoy using any of the others that we have. I could give those away and only have one that is just right and drinking my coffee in the morning would definitely be more enjoyable. Perhaps I out to buy 2 though the previous one lasted many years.
I thought about it when I was contemplating how to deal with the family photos from my Mom's and in storage boxes and on our computer. I have decided to make photo albums of a carefully curated selection of photos using Snapfish. I will make note cards or calendars using photos of my art. Then I will get rid of all the print and digitized photos except for the best ones to save as a backup. This is a huge project but I will be happy to have photo books to look at instead of unused photos stored away.
I thought about it when I cancelled my gym membership and pulled out old exercise equipment and dvds. I started walking the dog more and am going to create a home based exercise routine and take more walks with friends.
Instead of focusing on decluttering, frugality or happiness, I am going to focus on improving my lifestyle in this way.