Let's all embrace the K.I.S.S. principle, Keep it simple, stupid. Strive for simplicity. Stop getting bogged down. Do you have a messy bedroom closet? It is easy to get overwhelmed by it all and simply walk away. Instead, K.I.S.S. and simplify by focusing on just the shoes. Breaking down any big project into smaller tasks is the key to keeping you clutter free. Happiness is found through simplifying.
Think about it, our ancestors were derived from cavemen, and they survived using just sticks and stones. The Ancient Egyptians built miraculous wonders of the world with simple pulley systems. Even the basic laws of physics was discovered with just an apple.
Yet in the 21st century instead of life getting easier and happier, we overwhelm ourselves with selfies, social media, name brands, fad diets, nick knacks, and too many items on a daily basis. Why? When did it become taboo to just K.I.S.S. in our daily lives. When did the norm become that your self-worth is based on the amount of items you own? A home should be a place of peace and comfort, not an over stuffed toy box.
Again lets all scream "Keep it simple, stupid!" Realize that having one more thing to dust, one more thing to put away, one more thing to trip over is just one more thing to add to an already busy day.
Instead surround yourself with items which provide a purpose or evoke a positive emotion. Display possessions with pride. Stop drowning items that create a sea of clutter. Don't let your possessions posses you. Be mindful about the things you own, instead of having your mind be full of things.
When your life is more simple, then it is easier for you to manage it. Daily tasks go from taking hours to minutes. Free time goes from every other weekend to everyday. Being mindful means paying attention to all the little details that add up to your bigger story.
If you mindfully pick up items from the floor when you see them in your path instead of waiting for another moment to pass by, then you've already added to the bigger story of keeping your house in check. Mindfully let go of old, worn out or unused items each time you choose to bring in new items. Now you are on the mindful path of organization.
So the next time you go shopping, go to a yard sale, bring home paperwork, take home items from a friend or simply acquire something new, mindfully think about where it will live, how it will be used or if you really need it. Most people mindlessly acquire and never think about these things. I challenge you to K.I.S.S , keep it simple stupid and mindfully figure out what makes the most sense for your life.
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