Offload when you can.
Think of your closet. It’s easy to organize your closet when it’s one piece of clothing in there.
Great. Except that one piece of clothing is boring. So you add stuff: a pair of pants here, a sweater there. Soon, your closet is full.
Once full, everything about the closet changes, even the questions you ask when you open it. Before, clothing was a yes or no proposition. Now it is about colors, fits, sizes, and moods.
A full closet comes with complexity. Instead of a few outfits, there are many choices, each interacting with one another.
Sometimes, this level of complexity creates something unique and fresh, however, often it creates fatigue. Anyway, we just go back to wearing the same thing we wore before.
The key here is the balance. How do you keep the art while maintaining utility?
The solution is to offload when possible.
We will talk about an exercise this week to help decide how to offload.
Today, think about how this applies to you more than your closet.