It’s all about having a habit, a pattern – something you just do.

Every Monday evening I have the debate (in my head) about whether or not I should take out the rubbish that night or if I should wait until the morning.   It goes a little like this…

  • PRO – If I take it out now, I won’t have to wake up at an ungodly hour to do it in the morning.
  • CON – What if it rains? What if the magpies peck at the bag and make a mess? What if I’m just too tired to do it now?

When it comes down to it, we all have our reasons for not wanting to ‘take out the trash’ (or rubbish as they say in the UK).  We want to do something… anything else to avoid it.  We set ambitious plans about how we will be ready and awake at 5:30am – despite knowing deep inside that this may not be the case.

If we put off the tedious, but necessary, action of getting the rubbish out of the house (or garage) and into the hands of people who know how to handle it, we WILL pay the price. 

Whether it’s a foul odor, loss of valuable floor space in the densely packed garage or the loss of peace of mind as your ‘significant other’ reminds you of your ‘oversight’…  there is a price to pay.

If, however, you make the decision to push through and do what you KNOW you need to do, you get a prize!  (I hear you say, “what prize?”)  You get the gift of being able to focus your attention on other worthwhile activities.  They may not always be more ‘fun’ than taking out the trash, but they will be small steps to improving your life.

I say all that to say this….

The small decisions we make every day are what determine the bulk of our experiences on this a-MAZE-ing journey.  We all have a little more that we may need (at times) or have the remains of what once nourished our bodies or filled our minds.  It’s a good thing to make a habit of getting rid of the things that no longer serve you.  If you don’t there’s a price to pay.

Puzzle me this, puzzle me that…

What’s the trash / rubbish that may be piling up in some corner of your life or mind? 

Maybe it’s time to take out the trash. 

If you don’t know how to do this, seek out life coach or an elightened friend who knows how to ask you the questions to help you locate and vacate the rubbish that no longer serves you.  There are inexpensive or free life coaches available on the a-MAZE-ing Sites page of this site.