Sometimes, (okay, actually fairly often), I hear Avril Levigne's lyrics running through my mind.
"Why'd you have to go and make things so complicated?"
Half the time, it's about other people piling things on and taking the long way; and the other half of the time, it's about myself mucking things up unnecessarily. And most of it comes in the form of procrastination, which is a whole other article for another day.
That's not so awful, to have that reminder. The other line that I keep hearing is what I struggle with:
"Lay back, it's all been done before."
I'm down with the "lay back" part; hey, that's one of the benefits of simplifying! It's the second half that keeps me from trying. Is it a good thing, the reminder to just relax? Or is it detrimental, telling myself there's no use trying, I have nothing new to offer? I tell myself it's the former, but I'm pretty sure it's the latter.
Simplifying possessions is one thing; purging those pesky defeatist thoughts is more complicated.
Who knew Avril Levigne had such staying power a decade and a half later?!