I don’t know about you, but there is something about the start of a new year that gets me into cleaning mode. Getting rid of stuff I don’t use anymore, taking care of things that I have been putting off (like taking bottles to the recycling depot, getting rid of an old printer), all the stuff that tends to pile up in the busy-ness of life.
I wrote about this last year in my post, Lose 30 lbs – PURGE.
Clearing our home of the unnecessary things always makes me feel better. And I have also been spending time clearing up the things that are hanging over my head. Those stupid things that we have to do, don’t really want to and don’t really have to by any particular deadline. Those kinds of things, those are my achilles heel. I put them off and put them off until the pile is so big I feel like I’m going to blow a gasket. Getting an oil change on the car, setting up my daughters RESP, pulling together my 2013 taxes. All important things, all things that I say I will do later, and don’t.
What I’ve come to realize is that I don’t need this crap. I don’t need the physical crap of extra stuff in my house, extra emails in my in-box, the emotional crap of letting things pile up. So, this is where I draw the line. No more putting things off that don’t have a hard deadline. If they need to be done, they need to be done and that’s it. By getting rid of the crap that I don’t need, I open up so much more time in my schedule, energy in my body and contentment in my life. Whew.