Saying "no" to stuff you don't really need slows the inflow.
Saying "no" to hanging on to old things you no longer want or need speeds up the outflow.
Saying "no" to tasks and activities which interfere with other tasks and activities you value (even "non-tasks" and "non-activities" like reading for pleasure, or sleeping), you create breathing room.
Saying "no" is sometimes the best way to stay true to yourself. It can be the way to be kind to yourself.
For when you say "yes" to one thing, given we have finite time, finite resources, finite energy and, even, finite health, we are indirectly saying "no" to something else.
Like everything else, make that "no" be up front, direct and intentional.
Thanks for joining me for the 31 Days of Staying Organized. It was a bit intense, wasn't it?
What was your biggest take-away?
You can catch all the posts in the series here.
A huge thank-you to Aby Garvey at Simplify 101 whose course called "The Secrets of Staying Organized" was the inspiration for this series. The course is being offered again in a week. I highly recommend it.