Less is more. More what? Mo’ better?
Seriously though; Less is easier, more peaceful, more relaxing, more real and it provides more freedom, more or less.
When I look at our storage unit or the garage I can hardly breathe. Instantaneously stress builds inside my body, this also happens when I only just think about it. Imagine having all that stress and stuff in your home. God, it’s no wonder I couldn’t think straight. Always thinking about the mess, the stuff I needed to sort, or the stuff I would store safely to sort later.
Always later, but always in my mind somewhere. “I’ll do a box a day.” or maybe this weekend “I’ll work on the basement.” Blah, blah, blah. It never got done, and obviously I am still working on it. I imagine there are deep seeded reasons for accumulating. I can tell you I have a million reasons I could rattle off, but those aren’t true reasons, those are my “rationalizations.”
The bright side; just realizing that you are rationalizing your situation is huge. No matter what the problem, we are experts at convincing ourselves why it is, and why it can’t be changed. Certified experts.
Where we fall down is when it comes to telling that expert ,”Hey expert, you don’t know sh*t.” Take any issue right now, and ask yourself, am I clinging to this because it makes me feel better, or and I clinging to this because it’s easier than letting it go?
We all know there are things we can’t change, and things we can change. That’s just life. What you ALWAYS can change is the way you choose to think, or how you choose to react to your individual predicament. In other words, make your mind work for you instead of against you.
I will be testing my theory this Thanksgiving. I know I am not alone. Many people have family issues that tend to erupt during holidays. It’s going to be a challenge. But this time around I feel like I can handle it. I almost feel invincible. Like the old saying:” I’m rubber, you’re glue. Everything you say bounces off me and sticks on you.” ( such a mature saying, but I love it )
It will only be a few awkward hours of my life. Bring it on. Cheers.
Tip: You don’t have to own other people words.
Inspiration: “ People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do. ” ~Lewis Cass
One-day one-thing: Take winter clothes box to donation center.