“Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” - Albert Einstein
You often hear of people making changes when they feel something isn’t right with their life.
When things are going well in our lives, we tend to go along with the status quo, but when things start to go wrong, we can find ways to solve our problems quickly.
For as long as humanity existed, humans have been problem solvers. Back in the day, decisions had to be made on the spot to save their lives. They didn’t have time to write down the pros and cons and think for a week about the best way to deal with a decision; they had to decide now.
There have been times in my life when I’ve had to decide the best course of action quickly; I didn’t have a day, week, month or year to ponder a situation. I had one minute. Funny enough, I don’t regret any of those decisions, and if I begin to doubt myself, I remind myself that I did the best I could.
Why does a wedding take a year to plan, but a funeral only a few days?
Why does someone only start making healthy choices after a health scare?
Clutter/Mess comes in many forms; physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and financial, and is caused by overthinking, not looking after concerns as they come up or over-consuming. For example, think of how much time you spend on your devices or in front of the TV, how long it takes you to get something done, or how you ponder something far too long. Look around at your home; why are you saving some items you never use?
We have to learn to trust ourselves. In most cases, we know what we want and what to do, but we don’t do them.
Watching less TV and spending less time on our devices frees up time to do something you’ve been putting off. Eating well, moving our bodies, and getting enough sleep will help improve our health. Making quick decisions will enhance our mental clarity. Eliminating physical clutter makes our space feel clean and peaceful.
How can you simplify your life to clear your mind, heart and home to feel healthier and more peaceful?