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Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Is this making my life better?
We're all human. Which perhaps should be the topic of this blog. There's something that's been on my mind recently though. It's a simple question that I think organized people ask (and answer) more often.
Is this [item, goal, habit] making my life easier, or harder? Better, or worse?
I often wish for more than 24 hours in the day. But for some reason, that wish doesn't come true. If I could magically create more hours in my day, I would have time to enjoy and benefit from all the magazines I'm saving to read, let alone the books, blogs, and recipes.
But I can't create more hours in the day, and neither can you. What we can do is ask ourselves if we're getting what we want to get from the items that we're hanging on to. If something is cluttering your space, what are you getting out of that exchange? Is it bringing you joy? Fulfillment? Or guilt?
If you've had uncompleted projects for more than a year, it may be time to re-evaluate whether you're getting anything good out of hanging onto that item, or whether you'd feel better by letting it go.
Remember, you can find almost anything on the Internet these days! The world might not end if you recycle those Bon Appetit magazines without clipping and filing all the appealing recipes.
So consider this blog a personal "coupon" for a free exemption. You get to pick one thing in your life that you've been hanging onto, and let it go, guilt free!! Comment and let me know what you decided to let go of. :)