Cleaning the Closet: An inevitable habit

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by Minal D’Rozario

A state of mind of multiple choices, decisions stack up to create layers of opinions and elements of confusions. After being part of many such casual discussions with my fellow colleagues and friends to possibly find solace or must I say looking for support, this is a natural behavior pattern for most of us. After every goal is achieved, there comes a phase of multiples. The question that lies is? do we keep adding up to these and increase the volatility of the situation to get to a point of clarity or start segmenting to accept and move forward of another journey towards a defined destination (Goal) or exploration (Purpose)? Where am I getting at? Possibly an answer even, I don’t have at this point in time. 

I had a terrible day at work the other day, and with the above situation of multiples, it all came daunting on me with an element of overdose. This has been pretty much in a nutshell how things have been, it goes smoothly for some time and blows the earth beneath my feet all at once, at times in pleasant ways and at times not in such a good way. So, generally, I work it out, sorting it all out one by one. Over time, things have been better and life starts to move forward for the short term. Anyways going back to my bad day, I must admit I did not take it too well for the first half of the day. But thankfully something changed my thought process, that sinking feeling of it all disconnecting, turned into a feeling of positivity. While literally cleaning my closet, I sorted my clothes into various groups/stacks, trying so hard to keep the ones I have memories and get rid of the ones I don’t want or need. Some of them aced it in many ways, but some didn’t; a feeling of a little girl’s excitement came into me “That if I don’t let these go, there will be no place for new ones!” The colors and variants will be just the same, and I will not have that feeling of multiple choices and occasions, which make me, stand out for a party, conference, dinner or just a coffee. 

The next day at work, that learning took me a long way, as I identified the haves and have not, and as the day progressed; the feeling of multiples was not confusing anymore! We strive to grow in our career or things we like to do, but we tend to forget the immense value of things and thoughts which are new and old, as you have to make a place for something old to be replaced with something new to break the monotony and be relevant. We also have to keep some old habits to stick to our core and still make sense, as it will always be very new to you. Sometimes, the simplicity is in the basics which starts with cleaning the closet! 

Deepa Yadav