This morning I was getting ready to bake bread. I reached for a bowl and all of the bowls fell out of my “too small” cupboard that was trying, in vain, to hold my bowls, aprons, drying towels and salad spinner. This happens every time I have to get that large bowl on the bottom. Otherwise, this looks like a perfectly orderly cupboard. The salad spinner sits inside the top bowl, the aprons are folded and to the side and the dish dryers folded neatly to the side.
Until, I need to get the bottom bowl out.
So, here is what is real. Looking good does not necessarily represent order. The truth is, I will have to remove the bowls to get the large bowl out; that’s ok. Easy-peasy. To have all of the peripheral stuff fall out and on the floor now brings this situation to a new level: Chaos.
Right then and there, I found a different storage solution for the aprons, etc. and slipped the bowls back in.
Something that is not working, that you frequently visit everyday, can drain you and cost you energy. A habit, a person, a conversation, that always has disarray attached to it, will never change until you do.
Zero tolerance for those things that can be prevented by putting in the correction is the key to ease.