What happened?

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

I wonder at what point my clutter turned into hoarding.

Did I lose my impulse control? Did I ever really have it?

My intellect tells me managing hoarding is like getting healthy. If I work on it each day of my life, it becomes natural to manage.

When I think of every day for the rest of my life. I get overwhelmed. I panic. I get frustrated or angry. I want to make excuses. I want to be perfect at it and know I am doomed to fail the perfection goal. My excuse is if I am going to fail or be disappointed - why should I start?

My answer to myself is it is obvious that giving in to my pain, anxiety, or other emotions isn't working for me.

If I take no steps, I won't get anywhere.
In my heart of hearts, I would rather be somewhere than nowhere. There is already a bridge to nowhere. I don't want to make a path there.

That means I have to take one step. My feelings say, "WAIT!!! Procrastinate!!!" My brain says, "Feelings are fine unless they control you - Take one step!"

Feelings versus The Brain... The Brain WINS!!!!!

Today is a good day to start on this journey to a happier life.

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    Lately, I've read many things that say that rather than trying to analyze why one does something to just take the steps to change the behavior without worry about the source of the problem (which is in the past).

    I agree that today is a good day to start on a journey to a happier life.


    - Karen
    3426 days ago
    You aren't alone. Every journey starts with one small step. You have taken the first step. Take it one minute at a time, you can handle this minute, don't think about what could happen too far in the future. We cannot do everything perfectly but we can try to do things better than we have in the past.
    3426 days ago
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