When I begin to clean up one area of my life, I find myself getting lighter in all the aspects of my life. Does that happen to you? I clean out a closet at home and later in the week I find myself tossing files at work. And then I’m simplifying a project or, maybe, if I am lucky, even eating better.
Sadly, of course, the same is true in reverse. If I am hoarding stuff, my desk gets messy, my work outputs become too complicated and my diet becomes “overcrowded” as well.
It’s true for my relationships as well as things. I suspect that has something to do with the way I am feeling about things. Am I feeling strong which means I can open up the spaces around me? Or am I needing an extra dose of security which means I am hanging onto the things (and the people) that I should let go of?
Sometimes it is good to sit with these feelings and figure out what is going on. Then again, at other times, I find it easier and more effective to simply start somewhere simple – perhaps a work drawer or my wardrobe – in the hopes that the flywheel will catch momentum and I can again live a less cluttered life!
Those are my thoughts. I would love to hear yours!