“I never spend time at home.” Those were the words of a woman who recently heard me speak about clearing clutter to get more of what you really want.
When I hear those words they usually mean one of two things:
1. Her house has some serious clutter challenges because she doesn’t have enough time at home to do what it takes to maintain a clutter-free home.
2. Her home is so uncomfortable because of clutter that she’d rather be anywhere else.
People who are never home often develop the dangerous habit of “drop and plop.” When they do get home they are usually so tired that they drop their mail, their bags, their clothes, etc., and plop on the sofa or into bed from exhaustion. Consequently, the all important habits of regularly putting things away, throwing things away, and cleaning up take a back seat to the more pressing need to get rest from the exhaustion of doing too much.
If you suffer from “drop and plop” or if you are over-committed to the point where you have no time or energy to make maintaining a clutter-free home a priority, evaluate your commitments and let go of at least one.
Think of it this way. You are making space for your needs and your well being. Your ability to help others will only increase and deepen when you first MAKE TIME to take care of yourself!
Commit yourself to the path of a clutter-free human “being” by ceasing to be a human “doing!”
Let go and GO HOME!