De-cluttering is so important. We all tend to become overloaded, overstuffed and over-burdened with a lot of things both tangible and intangible Every now and then we need to stop, pause, take control of what we are really carrying and what we ought to let go.
I work best in clean, de-cluttered, organised spaces. I hate clutter. I do not like 'too much stuff'. (The only exception to this being books--but they too have to be neatly stored and organised).
Today I decided to de-clutter one of the cupboards in my kitchen which had been screaming for attention but which I had been ignoring due to the whirlwind book tours. (For pictures from the Chennai launch--I was the lady in red that evening :)--click here)
I came across this brilliant article on decluttering the kitchen:
I followed all that the article said and my de-cluttering project was a super success.
Here is what it looked like before:
I would, all the time, put off de-cluttering it because I truly would not know where to start. But today I decided enough is enough and I got down to it. (The tips in the article helped immensely)
An hour later this was the result:
Then I concluded that what I really needed was the 'trigger' (The article was my trigger) and an 'explosion point'. The point where I couldn't take the clutter anymore. The point where I said "Enough. This has to be fixed and fixed now."
I guess this is really important in our relationships too.
We need to recognise how much is worth holding on to? Are your relationships accumulating a lot of clutter? Are you going to reach an explosion point?
Think! (This might be your trigger)
And till you reach a conclusion--there is always the kitchen cupboard to de-clutter :)
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