Hello, hello. Dropping in for a minute to wish you all a happy week. My laptop’s logic board bit the dust this morning and is currently being shipped off to Apple Land for the next 5 days. Until it returns, I leave you with three things to ponder.
…ONE…(for the noggin)
Never organize what you can discard.
The first time I read this, the only thing that came to mind was “DUH.” (I know, I know. Poignant.) It’s just that…I’m like the Queen of Organizational Purging, people. I don’t hold onto much when it comes to tangible possessions. I do not become overly sentimental over things like old love letters or baby clothes. Nope, I just throw them out or donate. I do not like clutter one bit, and I’m really good at getting rid of it. It’s definitely one of my strong suits.
But then I read this quote by Susan Wilkinson in regards to the above statement and a had a little moment.
“Apply this to your thinking. Find the useless thoughts and get rid of them instead of trying to make them fit.”
Hold up. I might be the Queen of Organizational Purging when it comes to material possessions, but when it comes to thoughts that don’t serve my best interest and should be discarded? Wow. It seems I’ll do anything to keep them around. I’ll think them and think them and think them until the cows come home. It seems kind of silly, right? They are just negative, draining, mostly untrue thoughts with no purpose except to clutter up my brain like nobody’s business.
What about you? Do you find yourself thinking and re-thinking useless thoughts instead of kicking them to the curb for good? Let’s purge those suckers.
image credit: Harper’s Bazaar
I’m embracing the plum/wine trend this Fall. I just bought this lipstick in Plummy Rose (it’s waaayyy tamer than J Law’s, in fact, it’s really more like this), and can’t stop gravitating towards deep wines and plums in clothing and accessories. Are you on the plum/wine/deep berry train as well? What’s your go-to color this season? Also, does this mean Revlon Wine With Everything IS MAKING A COMEBACK?
…THREE…(because I’m confused)
Listen, I’m loving Zara’s fall lineup, but what exactly is going on here? Please advise.
I’ll be back next week, but until then, I’m sure you can find me rambling about something over here.
AdrienneSeptember 23, 2014 at 7:34 am
Oh my goodness, perfect timing. I know I’m heading south when negative, repetitive thoughts won’t leave my head and that happened on my morning run today! Thank you, thank you for writing this post at the perfect moment. :)
Andrea HoweSeptember 23, 2014 at 11:19 am
Gonna have to try that plummy rose! thanks
kristiinaSeptember 23, 2014 at 2:29 pm
That quote was a major “aha moment” (I miss you, Oprah!)….I am also not sentimental with material objects and the such, but I have a really hard time of letting go of conversations, experiences, etc that are not useful and bring me down. It’s hard to turn off my brain sometimes. This might be one to print off and display prominently for me. Thanks. As for that outfit. No. I would love to know who would even consider buying that thing…I like her shoes/boots, though!
TieraSeptember 23, 2014 at 3:01 pm
I repeat the most stupid and absurd things to myself. I realized how bad it was when I was reading a book on spirituality and it said that if what that voice was saying was from a friend or room mate you would not tolerate it and would be very angry with them and would kick them out but that because it’s in our own head we let it drive us and make decisions based on what that little voice is saying. It might have been in The Untethered Soul. After that every time I hear that voice and the stupid thoughts I don’t give it any power I tell myself none of it is true and let it go.