No More STUFF, Please!

Well hey there! I’m on a bit of a hiatus at the moment. I AM working on some material for you, but I’ve been thinking lately….

How many emails do you get a day? How much STUFF do you come across that you say to yourself: “That sounds interesting, let me star that and I’ll get to that at another time!”? I know that’s an issue for me! Here are the total number of emails between each of my THREE email accounts at THIS time (because you know what, when you’re reading this, I can bet this number will be higher): 3,575. I did manage to delete several thousand a few months ago, and I do delete some here and there as I see them pop into my inbox.

Here’s my point: businesses, entrepreneurs, and the like…we are working hard to show you we are alive and well, meanwhile providing you with something valuable. Some businesses are doing this at an accelerated rate. You know, there isn’t anything wrong with that, particularly if you truly do love the information that you’re receiving. What can be wrong about this is when the writing is there just for the sake of being there. It is just more STUFF in your inbox! Or how about paper grocery store circulars that come in the mail every week? You know what I do with those? I immediately place them into the recycling bin! They don’t even enter my house!!! If you know how to make those stop, PLEASE share! What a waste this is for a business to send me paper that I don’t even glance over except to check for any mail that may be stuck inside.

Here is my true point: I don’t want to write STUFF just for the purpose of looking alive and well. I love to write, and believe that when I love what I’m writing about, it’s bound to resonate with at least one person out there. That’s why you will occasionally find posts such as this one that have nothing to do with nutrition. I recently finished reading Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I was first introduced to Marie Kondo and her KonMari method of tidying through the Netlix series, Tidying Up. 

I always considered myself to be a relatively organized person, but I’ve learned….that has NOT been true! What I did learn is that I have always desired order. I just have not known how to do it very well.

Desiring ≠ Being

As a result of my imagining I am great at keeping things clean and organized, I have lived anxiously: cleaning up this mess, and cleaning up that mess, never, ever achieving any satisfaction from it. Her method, for me, truly is life changing. And it is receiving a good majority of my attention at this time. Kondo indicates that, on average, her clients tend to take about six months to accomplish the entire process of tidying. I have a small house and a small family, so I am imagining (or crossing my fingers) this may take me less time. In the meantime, the weight that is lifted out of this house makes my heart feel a little lighter. I look forward enthusiastically for so many more opportunities that are now possible and not just a distant fantasy.

Also in the meantime, I am devoting some time towards writing about nutrition topics. But I will not just slap some shit together because, I assure you, it will be a waste of time for all of us.  To implement the KonMari method of organizing into my life and yours, I will strive toward publishing words that are meaningful to me; words that I hope are meaningful to you. Expect a minimum of once per month. To encourage the KonMari method of organizing into your life, I suggest that if the topics I write about are NOT meaningful to you, discard 🙂

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