#262 the new year

What shall year 2010 bring?

Since the subprime and economic crunch — many lost their homes and jobs in the US and the stock markets plummet affecting the world economy– that appeared without warning in 2008 brought uncertainties and economic recession through to 2009, hoping 2010 will be better and brighter economically, politically and socially.

 

That which beyond my control, I shall not worry.

That which I can, I shall be mindful of — 

that is, in specific areas of attitudes, relationships and responsibilities.

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#194 clutter

  • Can you consistently find what you need within a few seconds?
  • If you work with others, can they quickly find what they need when you’re not around the office or workplace?
  • Is your ‘in’ box constantly overflowing?

What is clutter?

  1. compulsive hoarding
  2. disorganized heaps of photographs or recipes; old magazines; outdated articles
  3. things or spaces that are untidy and disorganized
  4. too many things in a small space
  5. anything unfinished
  6. anything you do not use or love
  7. clothes that no longer fit or out of fashion
  8. inherit items that don’t fit with your décor
  9. gifts that are kept out of obligation or guilt
  10. items that are broken or missing parts

Clutter comes in other personal form:

·         too-full schedule;

·         out-of-date goals and commitments;

·         draining relationships;

·         debt;

·         excess weight;

·         and limiting beliefs

 

Some effects of clutter psychologically:

·         drains your energy and distracts you

·         undermines your self-esteem –- loss of confidence and out of control

·         difficult to relax at home or workspace

·         keeps you stuck to the past

·         is expensive: buying things not needing, compulsive purchases