Peace of Mind, Decluttering and Taking the Bull
Good Morning from Prince Edward Island,
Put the kettle on, but today may I have some lemon, a small piece of fresh ginger and spoonful of honey in a cup of hot water. Not feeling great today. I hate taking them, but the antibiotics have yet to kick in.
A few years ago, a friend gave me the book, The Art of Tidying Up. I never really paid attention to it until recently. Marie Kondo has undoubtedly taken the world by storm with her philosophy of tidying up makes for a happy life.
This week there was an article on BBC online, “Can decluttering your house make you happier?”
If you have not watched Marie on Netflix, you may find it entertaining or establishing a sense of shame due to your years of not tidying up. Either way, it is an impressive view of human psychology.
Watch some of her tips here.
Over the last two weeks, I have made some changes to my office to reflect a new found appreciation for minimalism, not to the extreme, but a wee bit.
I took some photos of my office on Friday, and I certainly wished I had taken the before pictures. This is quite a change from what it was, not only the colours but the layout as well.
Got rid of a big clunky desk last year, built a counter desk along the wall, which enables others to use it for short term projects.
I find it a more pleasant working environment and able to focus better than usual.
Now the flip side to attempting to make changes is procrastination.
Anyone else has an issue with that?
Cognitive Today, has posted an article You Procrastinate Because Of Emotions, Not Laziness. Regulate Them To Stop Procrastinating!
For all practical purposes, the article defines procrastination as the intentional and voluntary delay of an intended activity even if the postponement creates adverse consequences.
If you like an in-depth study of a subject, you will enjoy the whole article here.
Wish to get straight to the solution, here are 10 Scientific solutions for overcoming procrastination.
Thank you for the time and the hot toddy.
Have a great weekend and a nice week ahead.
With Love from Prince Edward Island,
Little Johnny did not go to school one day. The next day when the teacher asked him why, he said, "Our cow was on heat, so I had to take her to the bull."
"Oh I see," said the teacher, "but I'm sure your father could have done that."
"No ma'am, he couldn't have," said Johnny, "it has to be the bull"