Confession time. I bought new panties recently - the VS 5 for $28 panties. Why?
I love to de-clutter. So much so, that a friend who had a free afternoon to herself and wanted ideas of what to do, got the following suggestion from me -- De-clutter.
I thought it was genius. She ended up taking a nice drive somewhere instead. LOL.
The thing is, I believe clearing out space for things you no longer need, makes space for what you WANT. Anytime I've purged and thrown stuff away or donated things I'm not using, I feel a sense of relief. My house is cleaner, I feel lighter, and it feels like I'm giving back. Because if I'm not using something and it has a need, wouldn't it be better for someone to actually use it?
The best part is every time I de-clutter, something good comes into my life. Things will fall into my lap shortly after I clear out a space.
But I just set a new record:
$84.69, half an hour after de-cluttering.
Spring is in the airrrrr...Or so I'm telling myself as I'm waiting to bust outta here already!
The good thing about feeling like spring is here (except maybe it's still a teeny weeny while away)....is getting the spring cleaning done early! Then when spring arrives, you can go enjoy the gorgeous weather and fresh air!
I may be one of three people in this world who adore de-cluttering but I can't help it. It's so thrilling to get rid of things that are just taking up precious space in your home, car, office and mind!
I was on the elevator a few days ago and an elderly gentleman came on and said to me, ‘What would you young people do without your technology?” I was embarrassed because his one question said so much about something I have been highly conscious of and wanting to change. I responded with my personal truth, “Well, I would be able to make nice conversation with new people. I don’t have a chance to do that when I’m on my phone.”
What would you do without your technology?
You might be saying, ‘I need technology and it’s a part of life. How will I be in touch with my spouse, kids, parents, friends, work, the world?!’ You’re right! Trust me, I can’t get away from technology unless you pry me away (thankfully, no one has done that yet!). And yet, it can clutter up my life no matter how much I love it. One thing’s for sure; I get overwhelmed by all the information coming in all the time. Sometimes I can’t even think for myself anymore.
While we can’t say no to technology (unless you move to Amish country), here’s an easy tip for clearing the technology clutter:
I watched a video many years back called ‘Story of Stuff’ and it was exactly about that - the story of stuff from cradle to grave. How resources are sourced, products made, the marketing to get us to buy more and more and more, and then how it quickly goes to the landfill because products aren’t meant to last or they’re no longer in ‘vogue.’ The richer we have become as a people, the more we buy (and toss and buy and toss). In the words of the late rapper Biggie Smalls "mo' money, mo' problems."
What came up for you when you started thinking of your secret garden? I heard from some that you want to discover your own garden and aren’t sure where to even begin. That's okay, since you may be stretched too thin and think that reflection and internal journeys are a luxury for celebrities or people who can pay others to carry their anxiety. Don’t worry, since today is all about trying to help you find your path.
Here's a little secret -- you've already completed the first step by simply wanting to find your secret garden.
Taking time to sit quietly and reflect has become an important part of my life and getting centered. I have a favorite park that I like to walk to near my house. Sometimes, I’ll lay down and stare at the sky...in the stillness I find clarity in my thoughts.
A few days ago I was sitting there and it occurred to me that so many people drive by this park on their daily commutes and have never seen it. In fact, many others actually walk right past it on a popular trail and don’t even know about this special place. It is a true “secret garden” - one you can’t see unless you look for it. Ironically though, there is a path that leads directly to this special place. Once you discover it, you always know the way back and it’s hard to stay away.
That made me think about how there can be a special place right in the middle of it all, and yet we don’t realize that it is there. If only we could find the path.
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