I might as well tell you.
You will probably find out eventually.
Better to hear it from me.
I come from a long line of clutter. My dad clutters, his dad did the same. Even to this day, my dad keeps stuff for no apparent reason. It is just how he is.
My parents recently had some water damage in their basement and I was helping to clean up old papers. We went through boxes of receipts and stuff from 1986.
Really. I am not that bad, but probably left to my lazy, default behavior I can and could be even worse.
So, today’s topic is clutter. In my opinion, clutter is stressful and takes up psychic space in your brain. It drains your energy. It is registers on your brain every time you see it.
If you have to find something, good luck in all that clutter.
Life is harder with clutter. Everything is not in its place.
Besides, and I am putting myself first in line here, I think we all have too much stuff anyway. If half my stuff magically disappeared, it would probably improve the quality and ease of my life.
Which brings me to a great book by Karen Kingston called Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui. Now, you may or may not be a believer. Doesn’t matter. You don’t have to be a believer in gravity and it is still there.
Regardless, Ms. Kingston says something on page 37, which has had a big impact on me. She states: Keeping things “just in case” indicates a lack of trust in the future. Wow. A lack of trust. Amazing. Not trusting the world and the future, of course it makes sense to keep things.
For example, If I move out of my house and keep my garden hoses that is fine. But, what if I move into a condo? Aren’t hoses available in most every state (that was a bad joke)? Wouldn’t it be better to give the hose to someone who needs it here and now, and get another one down the road, if needed. Less stuff to move, less stuff to have, less psychic mind space taken up, and an easier life.
Your Life Is Easy Coach,
Jeffrey A. Betman, Ph.D.
Jeffrey A. Betman, Ph.D. is a psychologist, author, and life coach helping people toward the easy life. For a FREE newsletter ($197 value) on making your life easier and FREE report titled 5 Steps To An Easy Life That You Probably Know, But Don’t Do Yet, go to www.LifeIsEasyCoaching.com/sq
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