Author: Dr. Michelle Durkin on 29 September 2020
Ever feel distracted, foggy, or overwhelmed?
Sometimes the simplest solutions are just that – simple.
They are so simple in fact that they can be right in front of our face and we can’t even see it.
Our cluttered desk, our cluttered house, our cluttered car, could be a metaphor for our cluttered life.
When we feel overwhelmed we often think we need more of something. More organization. More storage. More time.
But what if all we need is less?
We accumulate so much stuff we don’t even know how much we have. We don’t even realize how much we can live without. We can’t imagine that having less would actually make us happier.
Want to experiment?
Here are three practical tips to start implementing the less is more principle in your life:
Believe it or not I had a hard time with with #1. I actually had to hire a fashion consultant to help me purge my closet. I had a hard time deciding what I should let go of so I paid for some expert advice. It was worth every penny.
I ended up getting rid of three garbage bags of clothes and it felt great!
I gave the clothes to a couple of friends and whatever they didn’t want went to a local high school program. Teens could get free clothes if they needed them.
Not only did I feel better getting rid of stuff I don’t really need, I was able to help other people who did need it.
Now I would love to hear from you! Where can you take action and apply the less if more principle in your life? Leave a comment below and I’ll be back again next week with another edition of Doctor as Teacher Tuesday!
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