I’ve been pretty busy in the last few days simplifying everything around me.
Without a particular reason and with no visible sign, I felt the urge to get rid of things that take up my space and time:
- At home, I have sorted through a few shelves of old documents, carefully scanning some and storing or throwing away the rest.
- I went through some really old business cards and threw most of them away, keeping only a few
- In my Evernote, I have sorted hundreds of old notes and files I no longer needed. I installed SimpleNote for my quick note taking while on the go.
- On my laptop, I have removed most of the icons from my desktop and task bar. I have uninstalled quite a few applications even on top of my regular cleanups.
- I got rid of some apps on my iPhone. I added a few too: SimpleNote for note taking on the go and Day One (which I have owned for quite some time) for taking daily notes.
- I changed WordPress theme for this and some other blogs. I tidied up sidebars so that they look much simpler and better.
Listed like this, the last few days seem like one big spring cleaning.
It’s crazy, but some days just seem to have their own purpose.
You wake up and the plan is already in your mind. Steps of the plan may not be clear but the need to follow them is unbelievably strong and real.The need to act in a certain way and to reach some inner feeling of balance takes priority over most of your other plans for the day. You don’t always know why, but you take steps one after another until you get the feeling of accomplishment.
And then you stop and notice the obvious: you have just made things much simpler. Again.