This morning as I was spending some time in meditation a thought came to me. I used to teach organization and time management and one of my favorite ideas for becoming organized was called 3 boxes and a list. The more I thought about this the more I was thankful for this inspired thought. What if I could do some personal life cleaning and organizing using the 3 boxes and a list method? I could clean out the old thoughts that stop me in my tracks, the thoughts that no longer serve me. Then I could fill myself with positive, kind, nonjudgmental thoughts. Thoughts that are true about my abilities and myself. Thoughts that move me forward in my life.
The first box would be the throw away box, It would be all the junk that runs around in my head. All the limiting thoughts, all the thoughts that I am not good enough, I don’t have the right education for that, I am too old to do that, if I had more time, I don’t, I can’t I should, if only etc. etc. You know the drill because you most likely have the same negative thoughts too. Those are the thoughts I will put in my throw away box. They are things I no longer want and no longer need. They are the thoughts that can hold me hostage if I let them. Albert Einstein said, “You can not fix a problem with the same consciousness that created it.” So it is time to change the stinkin thinkin and move on to better thoughts.
The second box would be my give away box. This box is for the good things I can do for others. What can I do that would make a difference? How can I make someone smile? What random acts of kindness can I give away to others? Where can I give money that would make me the happiest? Who can I serve? How can I help?
The third box would be the save box. I would fill this box with all the good things about me, and all of the things I am grateful for. I would fill this box with all of my successes in life. I would fill this box with my spiritual thoughts. My knowingness that I am a part of the Divine and that alone makes me able to do the things I want to do.
I would also fill this box with all the things I appreciate about my life and all the things I am grateful for. This would be a huge box. Filled to over flowing
Now on to the List, This list could be used to write goals, dreams and aspirations down on paper. You could use this list to help yourself stay focused on your goals. This list could be used to keep you honest with yourself.
This is a simple, easy, way to clean out the junk in your head, to unclutter your thoughts and to help you to move forward in your life.