Friday, November 4, 2011
What's the Rush?
I have a tendency to want everything NOW! I think it's called instant gratification! When I wanted to lose weight I wanted it gone....fast! When I decided to get rid of all of my stuff I wanted it all gone yesterday. I was feeling suffocated and blocked from what I felt was another life waiting for me on the other side of all of my clutter. But I've come to realize that my "stuff" is not all bad, it's not bad at all, most of it is just irrelevant to another kind of life I'm ready to live.
Since going through a lot of my stuff, I'm finding some really cool stuff! At first my attitude was "so what, I don't care how cool it is, it's gotta go!" Now I can see that, sure, I have to get rid of a lot of stuff but I don't have to get rid of everything. It's the same thing with food, there's some really cool foods out there, but you don't have to get rid of everything! There's no rush to any kind of finish line but, for me, there had to be a rush to start! We all have to start somewhere. Starting is key, the key to consistency, and consistency is everything.
I dislike the description "journey" or "process", instead I prefer words, descriptions like "exploration", or maybe "creation", but journey is a term commonly used and understood, so I'll use it. I did not want to compare my journey towards minimalism to weightloss, and I'm not. My own experience is proof that one does NOT need to keep a minimalist home or lifestyle to be of healthy bodyweight. But I think at some point the natural progression to permanent weightloss is to start editing out the irrelevant food and eating habits that are keeping us from the life we want to live. Don't we all want a healthy and fit life with a body we treat with respect and love. There is no finish line when it comes to health, but an ongoing process that requires consistency.
Some people need a slow and steady start, while others, like me, need to hit the ground running.....it's up to the individual. But don't wait to start! Suit up and show up, the rest of your life is waiting.