Nest: Day 49
The lesson of the old beer stein.
Almost forty years ago I took my first trip to Europe. I don’t have a ton of souvenirs from that trip, but I do have some. One of them is a German beer stein.
As I’ve been gathering items to get rid of during our Month 2 Nest D-Day extravaganzas, I picked up the stein. Then I put it down. Picked it up again. No one drinks out of it; it’s too heavy and cold. Therefore, I should get rid of it. But when I look at it, I remember my mom letting me, as a teenager, drink a beer at a little tavern in Germany…the brew was light and bubbly, with raspberries in the bottom of the glass.
I decided that if the stein were simply collecting dust, it ought to go. But if it were useful…
I needed some additional bookends, after all, so I filled the stein with sand and put it on a shelf with travel books. Voila.
If you’re attached to something you don’t use, make it justify the space it takes up in your world. If you can’t, it’s time to say goodbye.
But should I really be keeping these travel books?
Nest Month 2
Here’s what to do so far:
In case you missed a day, the reminders below are clickable.
Do the worst first.
Lead by example.
Follow your BOP until a habit sticks.
Don’t do too much too soon.
Be on time.
Give yourself positive reinforcement.
Recommit to abandoned habits.
Prepare a ShitKit.
Update your BOP.
Add extra D-Days.
D-Day your floors.
On the Ides I’d rather be…
D-Day your way to mental freedom.
Imagine a clean slate.
Find new uses for things you’re not ready to get rid of.