The location for my Project Declutter seems pretty clear: my home. However, it doesn’t stop there. There is more to declutter than just the surroundings in which I live. I need to simplify more. I am still trying to figure out if it is a good or a bad thing that my main location for decluttering is something I carry with me at all times: my own mind.
There is something sweet about treasuring the chaos and complexities of daily life inside one’s mind. It is somehow reassuring to be able to say that you are able to juggle various things, thoughts, plans and memories at the same time – like some kind of sorcerer’s apprentice. But just like the sorcerer’s apprentice from the Disney film, the joy doesn’t last. It is not long before things start to go horribly wrong – usually things start to overflow and exactly those thoughts, plans and even memories start to get lost.
Let’s not let this happen. Let’s clear out the unnecessary and get some clarity in that mind of mine.
As for planning, well, I have found that there is a balance to be maintained between the attainable and the sheer impossible. On one hand of the scale there is a realistic goal of about a year to clear it all out. On the other hand… let’s not look at the other hand. It gives me shivers just to think about the overly ambitious goals I have often set for myself in the past. You know what? Let’s just stick with that one year.