Have you ever found yourself wanting to make progress?
But unable to?

Making progress –
Only to slip back to where you were.

In some ways,
This is a core issue of life.

How do we keep moving forward?
Without moving back?

Right now I sit in the middle of my living room.

It’s a complete mess.

I have dirty clothes to wash on the floor.
Clean clothes to fold on the table.
I have a coffee table full of miscellaneous things.
Papers, pads, pens & books strewn everywhere.

What makes it worse
(In terms of the problem & the effect),

This is the room I spend all my waking hours in.
And, I’m in the house all but an average of 3 hours a day.

I’m guessing you’ll understand the problem.

I get it organized.
I get it neat.
I clean.

Then, in no time at all,
I have to repeat.

Today I have one goal.

To remove anything from the living room
That doesn’t belong there.

I’m not going to concern myself
With the “where.”

I’m going to toss everything in box –
And go from there.

I’ve spent decades reading organization & clutter busting books.

This is what they’ll tell you not to do.

Because, in essence,
You end up handling things
At least twice.

But for now,
Visually I need order.

Without it, I can’t fully relax.

The idea of the details of the decluttering
Overwhelm me –

Especially since I know that
Until I find the right system
My problems will come right back.

Today I clear the room
To clear my mind.

And, hope that clarity
Shines light on answers to my problem
I have yet to find.


Learning obsessed. Growth focused. Wisdom seeking. Recovering perfectionist. In eternal struggle to tame obsessive compulsive tendencies.

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