Something I’ve learnt and practiced throughout my life is holding back .. holding back from saying anything that might offend, from having an opinion on anything, from making decisions, from life really..

What does this holding back give me?  I think the biggest thing it gives me is it buys me time, it allows me to think long and hard about anything before taking any action so when I finally do take action it is well thought out and every idea and option has been considered.

I’m in a process of emptying out all my thoughts and parts of my life into piles so I can sort through them in order to work out what to keep and what to discard.  Because after 45 years of gathering (ideas, thoughts, stuff) I am feeling overwhelmed by clutter – both mental and physical – and it is impacting how I deal with / cope with life.

Releasing this now rather than waiting till it’s finished.