I purchased a new computer at the weekend. A faster more updated one. My current PC was getting slow as I was working on more and more client’s sites and opening lots of different applications.
Things were just taking a bit longer than I wanted and it was frustrating.
Problem: I now have to transfer all my applications and data across. It will take me a while to do that.
Solution: I’m going to dedicate an hour a day to getting my new PC up and running.
And I thought it will help me organize my new PC right from the start and I’ll only transfer exactly what I need.
This thought got me thinking some more.
I am surrounded by clutter.
My current PC is full of clutter – old files, documents and products.
My book-shelf is full of clutter…books I’ve read and will never read again. Books I’ve purchased on a whim and will never read.
I have old CD’s, tapes, DVDs’, a cupboard full of wires, damaged computer bits, headphones that don’t work…just stuff lying around filling my life with CLUTTER!
And guess what clutter does?
Well it does me!
Not only does it distract me, it is always at the back of my mind, that I need to do something about it.
The Knock-on Effect
By buying my new PC, it has made me think more about clearing out the clutter.
Then by chance I came across this post by the hugely popular Johnny B. Truant:
During the month of May, Johnny has been getting rid of clutter in his life by giving away, throwing away, selling, cancelling…10 things each day.
I thought it was such a great idea and I’m going to do the same for each day in the rest of July…starting today.
And today’s junk is…cables!
I have a big box of cables and I went through them and got rid of quite a few.
Now…they’ve GONE and I feel so much better.
Wonder what I can get rid of tomorrow?
P.S. I’m actually looking forward to it!