Why cutting out the garbage is useful
This week is a bit of a personal one, I’m not very good at tidying and currently I’m about to get help from Katie Killoran to deal with this.
If everything is piled up together then you can’t distinguish between what is needed and what isn’t. You find that you don’t have any focus, you can’t make a plan and it’s much more difficult to make decisions. Moreover, if your garbage is mixed up with all the important things you need, then life is definitely more challenging.
In this week’s prescription for success I look at how cutting out the garbage in our lives can be useful. Watch the video and follow the tips below.
The definition of garbage is basically rubbish or waste. So then, garbage could be paperwork, things around the home, people or even advice. Indeed there are all sorts of things that can we label as either waste or resources.
The things that need tidying we generally place into piles whether that is a physical pile or a mental pile. We often need help to sort these out and identify what parts are waste and what are needed and then throw the garbage away and keep what is useful.
It’s really good to have a system that:
- Identifies what is garbage and then avoids it. For example you may have people around you that drain your energy or you may have lots of advice from other people that isn’t particularly helpful.
- Identifies what is useful which you need to keep. You will have a gut feeling for what is useful or not. For example only keep the paper you need and find a place to keep it, also for the people around you that are not helpful remove them and get people who have your values and support you.
Cutting out the garbage is a bit of a metaphor for life. If you can’t get rid of your rubbish or are having difficulty sorting out the rubbish and what is useful resources then get in touch. I do a free half hour session so that you can get to know me and we can discuss your needs.
I also run NLP courses (click on the link) that can give you the skills to sort the garbage and cut out what’s not needed.
Until next week
Dr Bridget – Helping you tidy up your life!