Priorities and purging – stick with me for a second.
Were you here earlier today when I told you about binging and purging?
Your solutions will be different than mine, but once I reached my breaking point, here is what I did and reflected on (am still doing….am still reflecting on):
Priorities and Purging
- Clutter. I cleaned house, and not in a small way, but in a huge way. We went through every single room, under all beds and threw out more things in one weekend than I think I have in all my years combined. There was more than just what the image above shows. We gave most of it to the Good Will. A few things I’ll sell at the local Second Hand Store. And my Lucy pants? They’ll go on eBay. Goodbye junk.
- Organizing. Once the clutter was cleaned out, I organized the leftover “things.” My biggest accomplishments were a massive re-organization of my office (my client Heather will love to read that one) and organizing the bedroom closet and my dresser drawers. A funny thing happened later that day. I went to go open my dresser drawer and instead of feeling a sense of anxiety, I felt calm -> everything had its place.
The above two things were physical things I could do immediately to begin this change I’m praying for.
Beyond physically ridding my life of possessions, I realize that part of purging is re-prioritizing.
My priorities have not been right. I’ve been binging on all the wrong things.
Joyce Cherrier said it perfectly on Facebook this morning:
2013 is going to bring change, but that change begins now.
Priorities: God, Ryan, family and doing good – good things for people who need it (my gutsy clients in particular); good things for those who seem to never find good things (in the works).
Less talking. More doing.
Acting out a simpler life; not discussing it.
Priorities and purging: What do you need to do?