i’m human. therefore, i have some bad habits and tendencies. one such tendency, that seems to contribute to never-ending clutter in my life, is not finishing projects. and although there are some big projects that i don’t see all the way to completion, it seems to be the little things that become the biggest nuisance. little things like: not cleaning up sufficiently, not putting the tools back where i got them, not properly filing a document, or not hanging up a shirt after i decide to change.
these little odds and ends pile up and become a major cause of clutter in all aspects of my life (home and work). there is, of course, only one solution – complete my project. tidying up loose ends brings energy and refreshment into my life. it reduces the mind drain of seeing something that needs to be done and releases me to decide on my next adventure.
this cause of clutter certainly has physical implications as mentioned above. but it also has emotional and relational implications as well. the unfinished project permanently takes up residence in the back of our minds until it is satisfied. do you have a loan that needs to be repaid, an errand that needs to be run, a note that needs to be written, or a relationship that needs to be mended, or just a vacuum that needs to be returned to its home? if so, choose one and complete it today.
the back of your mind will thank you for it.