I recently read a tweet that described Feng Shui as “The practice of creating a deeper spiritual connection between your furniture and your OCD.” Still, if the room is supposed to be where you rest and rejuvenate at the end of the day, and enjoy sexytimes with your spouse, and it’s about as welcoming as one of those Flash “welcome” pages circa 2001, then you have a problem. If aligning your OCD and your furniture fixes that, well, call it what you will.
Just like with a web redesign, things usually get worse for a short period before they get better. Also like a web redesign, you usually find stuff you wish you hadn’t. Really, is the crud you invariably behind your bed or dresser better or worse than some of the code you’ve discovered over the years?
Sometimes, you break things. Almost always, you toss a lot of stuff that you didn’t really need. But there’s something very satisfying about a freshly cleaned and properly arranged room layout. Not satisfying enough to make me want to dive into a website redesign to recapture the feeling, but still.
What are you putting off because you’re scared of the scary stuff you’ll uncover? What overwhelming project will be worth the work, if you can just find the motivation to get started?
Hoping you find a path through the clutter this week.