1 Step to Decrease Stress: Purge It!
The Problem: Mental Clutter
I have a nasty habit of not writing things down that need to be accomplished. If thoughts are things (and I believe they are) then stress is nothing but mental clutter.
The Solution: Purge It Now
Last night I walked into the house not as a Father or a Husband, but as a ‘Worrier’. My wife assessed the situation & immediately entered the room with an empty whiteboard and declared, “Purge it!” I immediately began downloading all of the ‘To-Do’s’ I’d left undone.
Why Purging Works:
The magic of the Purge Technique is that it transfers mental clutter into tomorrow’s to-do list simply by turning thoughts into written words. Thoughts are substance, but written words provide a tangible skeleton for action to take place.
Now that you have this information you can either dismiss it, apply it or share it. It helped me; I hope it helps others as well.
Posted on August 9, 2013, in Business, Family, Fatherhood, Health, Leadership, Life, Marriage, Parenting, Relationships and tagged clutter, organization, purge, stress, white board, work flow, worry. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.