My house is under siege at the moment. The kids don't know what hit them. I recently discovered zenhabits and like what they have to say. The words they use sound like mantra for mediation to me-- simplify, get rid of excess, declutter, straighten things up in your life, get your mind clear, feel like a new person and to this I say...bring it on. This is a dream come true for this Virgo!
I started with their concept of Life Laundry Day, a day to put your affairs in order. If you follow me over at B-Well Report you will know that this is music to my ears. I have been thinking about laundry a lot lately.
The idea of Life Laundry Day is to put one day aside, make a list the night before and when you awake it is basically a case of ready...set...go!
What is happening at my place today? The dining room table looks like paper warfare is at play. I swept up every paper pile, every loose piece of paper, book and magazine from here to the kitchen that does not have a proper location and dumped it on the table. From here, I run back to the computer and input all those little annoying pieces of paper with names, dates and things to do. I am stacking, I am filing and I am taking no prisoners. If it does not have a purpose it is out of here! My recycling box is full...happily full.
I also need to mention that I got the look last night and the talk from Mr. H about the state of our email inbox. I have two accounts and save each and every one of your comments. I know, I am crazy but I have this theory. I save it so I can go back and comment on your blogs. It seems easier than opening each post and scrolling thru comments. I usually delete emails when I have commented but somehow it all got to be too much and I started to forget which blogs I commented on and it was just easier to leave them all. I have four blogs and I guess it has added up a bit.
Ok, maybe doubling up between the two accounts is a bit excessive. So...today I did it, I read zenhabits 'The Clean-Slate Guide to Simplicity' and started a mass email edit. Swoosh...they vanished...letting go is not an easy thing for a Virgo to do. I know you are not really gone and there is always tomorrow to start saving again...ok, maybe not. I know Mr. H will read this post so I solemnly swear not to let our inbox get into the thousands of emails ever again (wink, wink).
So far, I am feeling the Life Laundry Day and I am feeling The Clean-Slate Method and it feels good. I am thinking Zen like I have never thought Zen before. Yesterday the Laundry Room, today the Office, tomorrow the suitcases come out (more on that later). No rest for the insane!
Oops, how could I forget....inhale...exhale...smile...breathe...and go slowly......sigh...(ya, right..next!)
Note: The Clean-Slate Method was written by Jeffery Tan of The Art of Great Things.
He was a guest editor on this occasion. I recommend checking out both sites but I say that with a reader beware tag...you just never know how it will impact you :)
How did this all come about?
Virgo on the Verge is more like it :)