Today I was cleaning my place, the kitchen part of it anyway ^^; My place has a lot of piles of stuff. I usually procrastinate like hell with my dishes though. One reason was because I had like 10-20 of each thing (forks, knives, spoons). I would use another instead of washing one that was dirty lol. So I'd end up with this giant pile of silverware, dishes, bowls, and pans. Today, I finally had enough. I got myself a good size box and threw all but 3 of each thing into it. It made a huge difference in how my sink area looks now.
A friend mentioned a bit about feng shui to me today. About how the way things are arranged in a space can affect the energy of that space. I also watched a video about swimming (something I haven't done since I was 5). The guy talked about how a lot of it was more about conserving your energy rather than being forceful with every stroke. About how it was better to streamline the body to create less resistance or less drag in order to go faster.
All of these things really hit a note with me. In order to do something better, you don't do it more forcefully, but reduce the resistance of whatever it is that drags against you when doing that thing. That could mean that instead of plowing through something, you would work on it in a way that saves your energy or in a way that you encounter the least resistance.
So this kind of changes the equation. Most people think that a ton of effort is the key to doing something the best....but what if it's actually just removing whatever makes it hard to do? What if conquering a fear isn't about having a super battle with it but just sucking the scariness of the feared thing? Maybe the easy life is really just about not letting things build up to crazy levels in the first place.
5 years, 5 months ago
29 Apr 2013 08:29 CEST