Cut the crap.
I know, harsh, right! But really, crap is a great word. We buy it. We pay for it with resources we could better use on important stuff. We put up with it. It can be emotional, it can be physical, it can be administrative, it can be political. It is many things. None of which we need. So just cut it out.
I spent the better part of my day dealing with crap. Mostly the physical kind. Things that I have that I don’t need. As part of the process, I found a few things that I did need that I’d forgotten I had. Sometimes too much crap hides the stuff you need to deal with.
We spend so much time finding work-arounds for things we aren’t ready to deal with. Which, if you’re following my logic, causes more crap. I have tidy piles of things I don’t need and I regularly put it off for another day. But it’s tiring and it needs to go away. Today, I dealt with one room at a time, first the bathroom, then the back room, then the laundry room. I got part way through the kitchen and I already have a good amount of items for an upcoming garage sale. One of the things I found today was an old school timer. My plan is to use it this week. I’ll set if for one hour, fill a bucket with hot water, soap and bleach and make my way through the rest of the house. I expect that by Saturday am, my garage sale will triple in size. And I’ll be happy to see it go.
Life is too short for crap so whatever it takes, find a way to deal with it and move on. You owe it to yourself. And owe is not a word I take lightly, and least not anymore.