To postpone or declutter?
How are you? I am good! I’ve been thinking of decluttering my wardrobe and postponing it way too long and the result is not very pleasing to the eye. If I do the KonMari way (From the famous book ‘The life changing magic of tidying’ – Marie Kondo), I have to get all my clothes from all the corners of the house and sort them out. Here in my home, nobody is a cloth organisational wizard. Therefore, I have to do it all by ‘MYSELF’. Or If I go for the conventional way of just sorting out my wardrobe, then it will be a bit less work. I was weighing down all the possibilities. However, in the end I decided not to disturb the state of equilibrium of my clothes happily partying in my wardrobe. I promised myself to do it some other time.
So basically a clutter is a ‘postponed decision’. How profound! ‘A postponed decision’. This is not entirely my idea as I heard it from somewhere. I believe that clearing out physical stuff is not as hard if you are not attached to them. However, it’s the mental and emotional clutter that takes a toll on us. In life, we keep on postponing so many thoughts and ideas that they end up taking a lot of storage space in your mind.
Perhaps you have a fear that you still need to face – but postpone for later
Perhaps you need to forgive someone – but postpone for later
Perhaps you need to call someone – but postpone for later
Perhaps you could sit in your garden and relax – but postpone for later
Perhaps you could have gone for a stroll – but postpone for later
Perhaps you need to make peace with yourself – but postpone for later
The list is endless. Isn’t it? Imagine the clutter in your head with all those things that you keep postponing.
Fear, guilt, anxiety, restlessness, uneasiness, are all results of mental and emotional clutter. However, if you think about it, these factors are also the cause of your pending decisions. It’s a trap.
And you know what, this trap is all in your head. You can free yourself from that trap.
You can stop postponing the need to deal with all those negative emotions with your decision to declutter your mind.
So next time, before your ego stops you from making that all neglected phone call, keep your ego aside and call. You will feel much lighter. Do give it a go!
Instead of putting too much thought on the clothes you would keep for the love of them, love the people around you, cherish the relationships, experiences and memories.