Decluttering the brain
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Several weeks ago, I took advantage of one of SparkPeople's free offers to sign up with one of their partners "meQuilibrium" for a stress evaluation. Since that time I've been receiving their helpful updates. Here's the latest one I received . . . . and BINGO! Timing couldn't be better for me. Thought someone else might benefit from it as well:
How to Declutter Your Brain
One of my favorite clutter-clearing sayings comes from Gail Blanke, author of Throw Out Fifty Things: "You can’t grow if you don’t let go." Sage advice, whether you’re clearing out ill-fitting suits, getting over a breakup, or starting a new career. But we all have trouble prying our fingers from the stuff we love, even when it doesn’t suit us anymore. And when you cling to ideas that don’t serve you, you’re putting yourself in an emotional and spiritual straitjacket.
At the heart of any clutter habit is fear, and that fear manifests as indecision—which is why you keep two yoga mats and an old pair of boots that you don’t wear but can’t part with. And so you do nothing, decide to decide later, or not at all. But even indecision is a decision.
The result is another source of stress. You might think stress hits when you don’t have enough of something—money, time, or control, for instance—but too much of something can also clog up the works and create a negative stress response.
If you’re clinging to old things, whether they’re actual objects or outdated ideas of yourself, you’re staying stuck right where you are. And it’s keeping you from moving forward into the life you want.
To read more of this article, go here: https://www.mequilibrium