...Was at the dentist's this morning (she and I are becoming GOOD friends! As it should be when you pay someone over $5K...). Had time while they were perfecting the gold crown they were going to put into my mouth (every girl needs a gold crown to call her own, don't you think???).
Picked up "Real Simple," a mag I used to subscribe to, but I dropped my subscription when they did the article on "20 uses for an old grocery bag" and listed "tie it onto your knees as kneepads when you're gardening." "Real Simple," indeed. As in, "Real Simple-Minded."
I know, I know, everyone LOVES this mag and I am going against the grain and all that, but we have already established that I am not cool, so it should be no surprise to anyone that I am marching to the beat of a different drummer.
ANYwho.... there was a great article by Gail Blanke (their personal coaching guru) who said she always starts her new clients off by having them throw away 50 things. Yup, 50. Not five or 10 like the beloved FlyLady. But 50. And magazines and books only count as one. Then she has them write down everything they threw out and review it and feel how good it all is... What a great idea! She encourages the tossing of limitations and self-concepts, along with the single socks and old toothbrushes.
Who's with me?
If you're up for it, toss 50 things and post your list on your blog or in the comments here.
PS Here is a link to the whole article. Glad I got something out of my donation to my dentist's children's college funds.