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the power of limits
I was browsing at Target yesterday, when I stumbled upon the clearance rack. (What women isn't attracted to the clearance rack like a bug to a bright light? Not this one, that's for sure.) While perusing the sale items, I suddenly realized I was in the maternity section. I reminisced about that blissful time: pregnancy. Oh, sure, anticipating the arrival of my baby was blissful…but what I'm really talking about was the blissful simplicity of my maternity wardrobe.
Choices were limited.
Decisions were simple.
Life was easier.
All because of limits.
With my maternity wardrobe I didn't overbuy…I knew being pregnant was a short term proposition. So I loaded up on basic wardrobe essentials, and made due with what I had. And you know what. I loved it.
There is a comfort in limits, as I learned from the maternity wardrobe. And as I found myself accidentally in the maternity clearance rack at Target, I craved this comfort and simplicity.
I challenge you to take a look around your home and consider this simple principle of limits. Where could you create a bit more comfort and joy by imposing limits? If your stash of scrapbook supplies has you feeling buried and uninspired, try limiting what you use on your next few projects. How does it feel? Do you feel a sense of freedom and empowerment?
What about limits during the holidays? I read a comment on this blog the other day that suggested limiting the number of gifts from Santa to three…because that's the number of gifts Jesus received. I love that.
Where can you impose new limits in your life and create more comfort and joy?
posted on: 12/12/2007 2:00:00 PM by Aby Garvey
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Aby Garvey is a professional organizer who specializes in helping people implement fun and creative organizing solutions in their homes and personal lives, creating space for the people and activities they truly love. She is the founder of simplify101.com, a columnist for Organize Magazine, author of The Happy Scrapper and co-author of The Organized & Inspired Scrapbooker.