Great be-honest-with-yourself reminder from David Allen:
“But, to be exact, with those stacks, you could conceivably be ‘organized.’ It’s all relative—if you truly have decided that fifty pounds of miscellaneous paper material piled up all around your office is reflective of what it really means (these are all things that I just want to feel slightly pressured by but not actually do anything about, that I want to be able to find in a relatively short period of time, if I have to), then you’re organized.”
Heh. Yeah, I’m not so happy about “feel slightly pressured by but don’t actually do anything about” in my life.
Discardia is a holiday celebrated by getting rid of stuff and ideas we no longer need. It's letting go, abdicating from obligation and guilt, being true to the selves we are now. Discardia is the time to get rid of things that no longer add value to our lives, shed bad habits, let go of emotional baggage and generally lighten our loads. The core concept is this: if we continually discard what doesn’t help us, we’ll be left with more of what does – and our lives get better.