My office is a nightmare.
I’m not exaggerating.
It is so jam-packed with stuff that I can barely walk in the room.
I’ve resorted to using my lap top on my back porch just to avoid the mess. Only problem is, it’s winter and baby it’s cold outside.
I have an excuse.
I’ve had a broken leg for 14 months and so I’ve spent the last 14 months just throwing things in my office and thinking, “I’ll deal with it later.”
That is a LONG time to stock pile crap.
Bills to be filed.
Boxes of I-don’t-have-a-place for-junk that I probably really don’t need.
Crafts that I thought I’d work on while convalescing and didn’t.
Books I never got around to reading but want to someday.
I even let other people store things they didn’t have room for in there like an old turn table, huge inflatable balls, stuffed animals, and broken things.
There are only two things that are motivating me right now.
- PAIN: It’s too cold to use my laptop outside.
- CHANGE AND THE CHANCE TO CREATE SOMETHING NEW. My oldest son moved out a couple of weeks ago and my youngest wants his room. That frees up his old room which is larger and nicer than my office. I now have the opportunity to clean out my office and move it to another room and create a guest bedroom in the smaller space.
If I’m being honest it turns out my office isn’t the only area of my life I’ve been putting off to deal with later. I’ve stock piled a lot of things in the last 14 months, anger, hurt feelings, insecurity, fear, you name it, I loaded it up. I’ve even gained 21 pounds since I broke my leg.
My physical weight is always a good indicator that I’m stuffing things. I stuffed a lot.
While my son and I removed over seven bags of physical trash from all three rooms, I thought it would be a good time to let go of the emotional garbage as well.
Touch it once, deal with it and move on. Make that phone call. Write that letter. Say that prayer. Let it go.
I want to end 2014 on a clean slate and start 2015 fresh.
How about you?
What things have you stock piled this year to deal with later?
Why not start today?