It seems that we’re constantly in search for more. More money, more time, more freedom, more happiness.
I’m actually looking for my space on my computer, prompting this post.
And I started thinking about all that I already have. And it’s a lot. I think we accumulate a lot of stuff. Would I like more time? Sure, but I could be using the time I have a little better.
More money. Absolutely! But I don’t need to be spending the money I do have on things that aren’t enriching my life.
We often focus so much on the more, we neglect the why. And if you’re not appreciating what you currently have, then do you really need more of it?
In my realm of time-suckery, I’ve been decluttering a house ala Kondo. It’s exhausting. When I’m not working, I’m decluttering. There’s quite literally stuff piled on every possible service in this house, because I’m emptying boxes, cabinets, drawers, and doors that had been closed off for years. Jimmy Hoffa may still be in one. I haven’t checked them all.
While doing the task, I’ve noticed I’ve had little energy for reading or writing. My mental capacities have been used up in decision making – Does this item bring me joy?
If the answer is no, it’s gone. But then it gets separated into donate, sell, or trash/recycle/shred. It seems as though I’ve spent 16 hours a day on this project, though I know that’s not possible. Not because I’m sleeping 8 hours a night, but because I know I can’t concentrate on any one thing for that long. And I’m tempted to just leave everything outside and let Dorian take it when it comes by.
However, the light is starting to appear at the end of the tunnel, and it is a joy-filled light free of unnecessary things.