2005: Issue 20
Is it clutter or trash? Or are they one in the same? American Heritage Dictionary defines clutter as “a confused or disordered state or collection; jumble”, and defines trash as “worthless or discarded material or objects.” Seems some clutter can indeed by categorized as trash, yet not all.
Karen Kingston, author of Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui proposes that clutter can be divided into four categories:
When I see the coastal images, I see clutter, and am reminded of its power…. prevents you from seeing possibilities; takes up space; distracts your attention; hides things; makes things more complicated; saps your energy. Certainly, it is not very helpful in one’s pursuit of an ideal life, yet we often find ourselves living in a sea of clutter.
Using this list as a guide and the tragic pictures as inspiration, I have been de-cluttering my office and my home. Donating bags of clothes that I was hanging on to, just in case; re-arranging shelves and drawers making them not only more useful but also more aesthetically pleasing; moving furniture and pictures to an arrangement that I like; cleaning off my desk and my hard drive…. you get the idea. The results are numerous from the simple fact it is easier to pick out what to wear every morning to I can truly put my hands on that document easily without having to convince myself I know where it is in the piles on my desk. Best part, my mental clutter is diminishing.
I also just did the same for a physician’s office. As most are, a very busy one who recognized her office was un-appealing and not very functional – some might say an eyesore – and she had not the time or energy to do anything about it. Result, she loves being in her office and having an office that functionally works better, saving her time and conserving her energy.
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Taking their learning from 20+ years in corporate healthcare, Janet Crawford and David Scheiderer, MD formed Extra Ordinary Living, Inc. in 2003 with an intention of helping physicians, other healthcare professionals and their organizations identify possibilities and opportunities, remove obstacles, and ultimately, optimize results.
Usually the first question we are asked, is why Tiberius? Our trivia friends usually can identify the references……yes, Tiberius was the 2nd Roman emperor, and yes, Tiberius is the middle name of James T. Kirk from Star Trek. One of our life mottos and business principles is “to learn from the past, look to the future but live in the present;” thus, Extra Ordinary Living.
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