Remember when you went shopping as a kid and you wanted everything in the store? Especially when you got to the checkout and there was all that yummy candy and gum just tantalizing your taste buds? Perhaps your parents broke down and they allowed you to choose one thing. Remember how hard that was?
When we are presented with a multitude of options it's hard to make a decision because our minds are overloaded with data. Why? Because it is attempting to process multiple pieces of information and then having to prioritize each one to find the "best" option. Sweet or sour? Taffy or gum? Chocolate with or without nuts?
Our brains like order. Our brains identifies each item, groups like items together and then assesses each one based on previous experiences. "sour makes my face scrinch up, but I like it anyway). It's a mental process of elimination.
Your "stuff" creates the same sense of feeling overwhelmed. When you have to choose between too many items and when it is in disarray the mind has to go through the same extensive process. This is why - sometimes as painful as it is - editing things out helps us make quicker choices. We have to do less processing both analytically and emotionally. With less, you have already pared down your items to your favorites. So everything you choose is the "best" decision for you.
To your most organized and best self each and every day and finding Peace by Piece.
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