Simple Life – Paperless Procrastination

Day 5…

Today we are continuing our quest for the simple life…doing things around the house like yard work, laundry, and continuing to fill boxes as we go. It feels good to be getting rid of the junk around me. I really believe that we have a connection to our home. Personally for me, when it’s cluttered, my brain is cluttered. When it’s clean, my brain feels refreshed and focused. Do you find that to be true of you?

One thing I’m dreading, though, that’s on my list of things to do today, is sorting through the stack of papers I have in my office. Whatever happened to the concept of the paperless “electronic” way of doing life? I can’t fathom what that would even look like because it doesn’t seem that I will ever get there. I was recently looking at one of those scanners where you can feed your bills, receipts and anything else you want to file electronically…and then save it to organized files on my computer. Problem is, I’m afraid I’d just end up with a stack of papers waiting to be scanned, much like the stacks I have waiting to be put through the shredder. It would most likely end up being an expensive investment that will be fun at first, but lose it’s appeal.

I don’t know…maybe it’s just me and my love for reading. Even with the new technology of having eBooks, I always prefer the feel of a real book in my hands. So maybe there’s this weird twisted side of me that actually enjoys stacks of paper. Hmmm…

Regardless, I need to go through them and make my stacks: “To Read,” “To Take Care Of,” “To File,” and “URGENT!!!” (which is where most papers end up because I procrastinated, once again, with the first two options). It’s a dreadful task, but I know that once I get started I’ll create a good flow and will be done before I know it (at least that’s what I keep telling myself).


It’s a gorgeous day here in sunny Sacramento. The temperature is supposed to get up to 70 and the forecast shows 80’s as the week progresses. My soul wakes up to warmth and sunshine. I need to spend time preparing my garden…maybe I’ll take my coffee out there and make some notes.

What was I talking about anyway…?

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“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” ~Albert Einstein


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