As I’ve mentioned many times, I have a new goal to clean up my mess. Progress is slow but somewhat steady.
Recently, I cleaned out boxes from my closet that have been there since I moved in 3 years ago. While it may look like all I’ve done is litterally remove the boxes, I did so much more! I went through each box and tossed old useless shit I’d been keeping for no real reason other than to indulge my stage 1 hoarder tendencies. The box that remains atop the filing cabinet contains all my writing materials (notebooks, journals, etc) and is just awiting the new bookcase I have yet to purchase because there is too much junk in my room to put it anywhere. This is a whole process, you guys!
One of the things that I think stops people from attaining their goals is effort shock. Like sticker shock, in which the buyer bulks at the price of an item, effort shock is the horrible realization of how much work it will really take to meet one’s goals. In the same way we’re all like, holy shit it takes 30 minutes on the treadmill to work off a damn cookie?!?, people can’t handle all the effort it takes to effect change in other areas. I am that people. I am also good writer and knows gramatics.
Effort shock is the very reason I believe in baby steps. Take one small thing, using the least amount of energy, and just fucking do it already.
Here’s the before & after: