So, last night I was looking for some tape and glue for a craft project with my son and I found myself digging around the junk drawer. You know that drawer in the kitchen or office that is stuffed full of miscellaneous junk you may or may not need one day?
As I rummaged around I find myself asking, what is all this stuff? Ok, crap, I said crap. Anyway, I picked each piece of plumbers tape, post it note, broken toy part, and even a handful of small wooden dowells (from a well known build-your-own furniture piece) and after marveling for a moment about it's necessity I dutifully put it back. Because, afterall, what if one day we need it? Wouldn't I be mad if I suddenly needed that plastic toy wheel to repair my sons favorite toy car? Or be devestated if the pipes started leaking and all I needed was six inches of plumbers tape to stop that geyser flooding the kitchen?
Sometimes, I even fantasize about just taking the entire drawer (overburdened sorting bins and all) and tossing everything into the garbage can. In fact, I can even feel a small smirk of satisfaction spreading across my face as I type that. I mean, for the most part all this drawer does is collect junk we don't need NOW. And make it harder to find the tools I actuall DO need NOW.
Our minds can be like that too, full of unwanted or outdated junk that is not serving any real purpose now. Instead it's cluttering up our thinking, slowing our reaction time and even making us feel overwhelmed. So, what do we do? We can dig around looking for solutions, all the while replacing each bit of cluttered thinking back in it's place, or we can take the more rewarding path of clearing all the junk out. If you're ready to clear out your mental junk drawer I'm here to help you sort the useless junk from the cherished treasures you'll want to keep.