Clutter

That clutter in our house is in fact clutter in our mind too.

We are subconsciously aware of that clutter and it is a mental distraction, it is like a weight on our shoulders slowing us down. The thought of sorting it out hangs on us.

Having a clear out allows us more space to live, more peace, more calm, to see the things that we cherish instead of shit we bought that we don’t need, it gives us freedom.

Most importantly, de-cluttering frees the mind and that is a big thing for any of us. It lifts that weight that we’ve been dragging around. It calms the mind, and that then allows us space in our heads to do things that matter.

Do it as you go

Today’s blog is a simple life tip.

Deal with things as you go along.

I decided to sort out 20 years of home filing today.

I spent hours recycling, then an hour with the shredder, then when that kept over heating, the sensitive stuff had to go one page at a time onto the bbq.

Three bank accounts, 5 different utility bills, phone bills, council tax statements, pensions, ISAs and so on, for 20 years.

Never again.

Open the post, decide to keep or recycle/shred. Repeat everytime post arrives. Once every 6 months clear the file and repeat.

Amazing at any age you keep learning new lessons.

Just keep the absolute minimum of anything.