Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Too much stuff!

Saturday, I had to go on a big, late night sorting jag. What started out as a simple task lead to a complete ah-ha moment.....I had too much stuff.

"How," you may ask, "did you realize you had too much stuff?"  Well, let me tell you.... My house isn't tiny and I have ample storage space, and it was much too difficult to take care of all the stuff I was trying to take care of.

There are number of ways to handle too much stuff.  One way is to build more storage.  Another way it to stop caring how difficult it is to put stuff away (I only use that stuff a couple times a year, anyway, right?  Just deal with the discomfort when I have to). Or....I can get rid of some stuff.  Deal with it in any manner and...viola!  Problem solved.

The interesting thing about these options it that none of them are right or wrong.  Chances are, when you think about your stuff, one option sounds more appealing that the others.  That is your go to solution.  We all have go-to solutions -- it allows us to navigate life more efficiently.  (Much the same way many of us park in the same area of the parking lot everyday.  It allows us to find out car more easily and frees up the brain space it takes to remember where we put it)

The question is -- is that your solution for your weight? 

Do you buy larger clothes?  Do you not worry about it most of the time (until you are getting ready to go to a party, wedding, or funeral)? 

Is it time to deal with the root issue and get rid of those bites that aren't meaningful?  You know the ones...the ones you could leave uneaten and you really wouldn't miss.  The last two bites of ice cream in your bowl.  The third cookie.  The last forkful of dinner off the kid's plate as you're clearing the table.

Those are the bites that don't matter -- find 'em, get 'em out of your mouth.  You'll be happier and healthier because of it!

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