While on a Clutter Clearing journey of sorts, I am reminded of some key indicators that my life is too full of “stuff.” One is when my workouts drop off the schedule. Another is when my contemplative prayer time is lost. A third is that my house becomes a disaster zone. And there are others.
I find it Ironic that what I need most when overextended are the very things that get cut. The quotation attributed to St. Francis de Sales comes to mind as I try to find my footing. It says: “Every one of us needs half an hour of prayer a day, except when we are busy – then we need an hour.” Ah, yes, we need to fill our tanks before we empty them.
When important and meaningful responsibilities start falling through the cracks, it’s time to press the “big red button” that stops the assembly line of our lives and do a swift reprioritization. We need to put the most valued pieces in place first (including self-care) and recognize the rest for what it is… clutter.
May you be inspired!