“What do I know that is absolutely, incontrovertibly true?” I sat there for about an hour and a half and all I could come up with is that everything changes. That’s all I know with any certainty. It’s all going to change, and flowing within change keeps us flexible and helps to develop a sense of humour about everything.” ~ Alen Arkin from Wisdom (Life) by Andrew Zuckerman.
What Alen Arkin says here is true, and one thing that occurs with change are different needs/wants. In my case change has caused me to want less things but in times past it had the opposite effect. And I am sure all you, my readers, have experienced something similar. That is why I write my blog and that is why you are here reading it.
As I have said in many ways before, that in order to remainÂ unclutteredÂ afterÂ these times of change we need to declutter those items that becomeÂ redundant.
And as for that sense of humour he mentions ~ During these times of change we sometimes need to utilise our sense of humour in order to forgive ourselves for unwise purchases that we encounter during the decluttering process. Items we rushed into acquiring during a previous time of change that ended up not being used very much. Laugh at yourself, learn from the situation soÂ you don’t fall into this trap again, declutter the offending item and move on.
Also, decluttering in order to reduce permanently and not just to make room for new stuff, is a major change in itself. Embrace this change with enthusiasm and pride. Living with less isn’t just about letting go, it is about simplifying and, as a result, is kind onÂ the environment. And who can’t do with a little simplification in their lives while at the same time creating a cleanerÂ world.
So don’t view this process as a chore, consider it a path to a better you and enjoy the journey.
Today’s Mini Mission
Declutter five small long time unused items in your kitchen.
Eco Tip for the Day
Return hangers back to the dry cleaners. Every little thing helps!
For a full list of my eco tips so far click here
It matters not how fast I go, I hurry faster when Iâ€™m slow