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Is your time cluttered?

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, August 03, 2017

Clutter results from a deferred decision about what is useful, because you want to keep all your options open. If you’re someone who does this there’s another trap that’s easy to fall into i.e. saying yes to every task, project, goal, dream, invitation or form of social networking, again because you want to feel that you’re not missing out on anything; that you’re not missing out on happiness. In short, it’s easy to behave as if you have several lifetimes and to clutter your time. And if your time commitments are cluttered, and you have a tendency to hoard, then these two things can be a disastrous combination!

 

Human beings are finite

What makes that so difficult to see and accept this is that our speed of thought is so much faster than what we’re physically capable of. If you try to ignore that fact and push yourself all the time, you get too tired to do anything well, and even things that you might have enjoyed if you were well rested, lose their shine…

 

Clutter can begin with too many commitments

If you ‘never have time’ to sort out your clutter, because you have a commitment clutter problem, then your commitments are the first place you have to learn to cut down. This is really difficult if you believe that you are defined, directed or made visible by that ‘bouncing’ that you do, off other human beings and their ideas. I’m not asking you to give that up entirely, but just to understand that in order to make your experiences with other human beings or other ideas richer, you need to be honouring yourself and your interests as the centre of your own universe. You have to have faith that some inner you knows what is important and knows your true path. And you can’t be grounded in that knowledge, if you never give yourself time to experience it.

 

You need to understand that less really is more

Less clutter equals more space − to luxuriate, to stretch out in, and to make more harmonious and beautiful. But uncluttering your time can mean something even more precious − having the time to discover and nurture and ‘grow’ your self, and to make sure that the ideas and people you interact with are truly important to you. It’s a way of honouring your internal compass and keeping yourself on track, and it’s the key to simple, everyday happiness.

If you want to understand more about how to stay clutter free in both space and time, download a free excerpt of ‘Banish Clutter Forever’ now.


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