Facebook has a semi-new feature called ‘On This Day’. It is a stroll down Memory Lane to see what you posted on this same day and month in years prior. I find it interesting. While a nostalgic photo may bring back memories, what I find most interesting is how events seemingly are cyclical in nature. This goes beyond holiday celebrations.
For example, On This Day (January 13, 2013) I wrote: “When stressed, eat chocolate. Is it possible to overdose on MnMs?” Presently, I am stressed and eating chocolate.
On This Day (January 13, 2011) I wrote: “The captain is down…I hope the ship doesn’t sink. The first mate and the crew are in charge. (fever, cough, and body aches). The mommy is not allowed to get sick.” Thankfully today’s symptoms are cough, nasal congestion, and mild aches without the fever, but I am never-the-less under the weather.
Last week ‘On This Day’ I was lamenting about student grades and doing report cards. Yes, history does seem to repeat itself.
How does this fit into De-cluttering and Organizing? I has to do with planning ahead. If I seemingly get sick mid-January, I should have all my cold remedies restocked earlier in the month “just in case”. If I know calculating grades and school-related tasks are going to stress me out, I should have chocolate on hand. (Just kidding.) I should plan for some pampering time and relaxation.
We can’t always plan for what is to be, but we can make predictions based on past events. We can try to be one step ahead of the game. Knowing Passover is a few months down the road may seem like an eternity to some or like it’s ‘just around the corner’. If you personally find yourself going bonkers of the thought of pre-Passover cleaning and preparations, why not start now? Get a jump start. Don’t wait until after Purim to start de-cluttering. Do it now, little by little and imagine how much less you will have to clean.
‘On this Day’ one year ago (January 13, 2015) I posted one of my first blog posts called De-clutter De-clutter De-clutter. Perhaps history is once again repeating itself because it’s on my mind now. Here is the link: https://kfurman2632.wordpress.com/2015/01/14/declutter-declutter-declutter/
I am now going to indulge in some chocolate as a reward for taking my medicine because a Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down, be thankful my grades are entered in the computer, dab on some essential oils for both stress relief and congestion, and get some sleep.
Thanks for reading.
-Karen, The Klutter Koach
January 13, 2016