How many of you would love to clear the clutter out of your house, mind and life. If I could see a show of hands, my guess is I'd see all of your hands shoot up high into the air, like a rocket just launched from NASA. Can you see mine? It's my right, and it's up there, right next to yours.
When you're in Recovery, you naturally have more room in your head. You've already been clearing out those old thoughts. You know, the ones that didn't get you anywhere--the negative self-talk, the "Oh, if onlys," and the "awfulizing." That was a complete waste of your time. You don't need to think that way, anymore, so out that goes!
Now you have room to clean out the physical clutter. You might start with the old clothes you used to wear when you didn't feel so great about yourself. Pitch them. Off to Goodwill they go! And maybe your personal space can use a clearing out, too.
In and of itself, Recovery is a natural motivator and leads to simplifying your life, or at the very least, wanting to simplify. It forces you to relieve yourself of what kept you stuck in the past so that you can move forward into the future. It makes room and gives you the energy for action.
So what is it that you need to do to simplify your life? Is there just one thing you can do today to make that happen? Just one thing? Write it down here.