I’ve been in my current office creeping up on 4 years now. I decided I needed a major change. Thankfully we have the resources to rearrange the furnishings from time to time. I understand why people NEVER do it. People here have been sitting in the same offices, same chairs, more clutter surrounding them than you can fathom.
Are they settling or just lazy or perhaps stuck in the past? This morning I cleaned out clutter that has somehow walked in to my office over the past several years. Coffee cups that have no lids…what the heck happens to the lids?? CD’s I used to listen to. A bulletin board stuffed with quotes that have spoken to me over the years. Before and after pictures. Pictures of my wonderful kids back in the day when they weren’t always wonderful. Times I wish I could go back to for a brief moment, then I snap out of it.
Everything is cleaned, dusted and de-cluttered now. Some how it is soothing.
In the old days I was often compelled to hold on to everything, thinking in some way I may need it again.
I believe that I tend to lean toward holding on to the clutter in my fitness life as well. Old workouts, old techniques, old mindsets and old habits of allowing myself to become sloppy in holding form during weight training.
I’ve recently taken a few steps back in an attempt to de-clutter my fitness world. I’ve lowered the weight and increased my reps on many of my lifts. Mostly in an effort to drill home the mental memory of proper form. I am enjoying the removal of the firm goal of “lift heavier always”. Guess what? I’ve been slowly and incrementally improving on all of them.
Having trouble with your food? De-clutter it as well. Stick to the basics, eat clean one meal at a time. What’s clean? Foods that you select from the produce aisle and the meat/seafood/tofu counter that don’t come in a box or that are prepared for you in the deli.
Tackle on drawer, one closet, one bookshelf at a time. It’s truly freeing to de-clutter.
I used to believe this too…