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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Clean it Up!

Morning, all!  Little chilly now, in the winter of our discontent!  

I've never loved housework, or any type of cleaning or organizing.  But if I don't do it, or hire someone to do it for me, my home will stay a mess.  It's the same way with our minds.

Sometimes we have too much clutter on the brain.  We may have friends who can say that they're "over it," and that nothing bothers them, but sometimes it does still bother us.  There may be completely valid reasons why it's still there, but if it's getting in the way of the here and now, you have to get rid of it.

(1).  The indirect approach.  Do what my relatives do whenever they're losing an argument with me - change the subject!  Whenever your thoughts start focusing on the garbage you don't need, IMMEDIATELY start thinking about something more pleasant, more familiar, and more comforting.  With enough practice, all of that will disappear.

(2).  The direct approach.  Confront whatever or whoever is giving you agita and clear the air.  It doesn't have to be an argument or a fight.  All you have to do is calmly or plainly state what's bothering you and why you don't want to tolerate any longer.

Either option you choose is fine with me. What's NOT fine is doing absolutely nothing about it.  This is what keeps you stuck, and it sends a signal to every alphole near you to go on a feeding frenzy.  Stop letting it happen.

Be good, all!