If you find yourself waffling around about what or how to declutter, which relationships need purging or what your most important priorities are, there’s a simple thing that can make it all so much easier for you.
Perhaps you need a good old fashioned crisis.
Now let me say up front that this is not necessarily the most fun approach to getting things sorted out. But it definitely works.
When you experience a crisis:
- an illness
- a death
- a job loss
- a natural disaster
- all of a sudden things get crystal clear
If you are sitting in a hospital waiting room, you know for certain which appointments are no longer that important.
If you find yourself unemployed, deciding what to spend your money on is not such a big deal.
If your basement floods or a fire breaks out, you know which stuff actually matters.
A crisis creates instant clarity.
Here’s the wonderful thing. You don’t actually have to have a crisis to get clear on what is important and worth your time and energy. Use the power of your imagination. It’s not quite as effective as an actual crisis, but it works pretty well. Think of it as the 9-1-1 tool.
Here’s your challenge for the week:
Sit quietly and imagine the worst crisis possible for you. What would become important to you during that crisis? Use that information to help you make decisions about the stuff in your basement, the commitments that are taking up your time right now and the people who drain you. Then send a little prayer out to the universe that you never actually have to experience the crisis.
Ever experienced a crisis? Post a comment and share what became crystal clear for you.