I aspire to an uncluttered life, but it seems to be an unreachable dream. I visit houses where everything has a place and is in that place. Floors are clear of junk, tables display an orderly magazine or two, or perhaps a lone book. Try as I might, horizontal surfaces around me are loaded with teetering piles of books, technology and bits and pieces. All of which leads me to find this notion specially attractive:
Discardia is getting rid of stuff and ideas you no longer need. It’s about letting go, abdicating from obligation and guilt, being true to the self you are now. Discardia is the time to get rid of things that no longer add value to your life, shed bad habits, let go of emotional baggage and generally lighten your load.
[Via 43 Folders.]
Discardia is not only a state of mind, but also a time of year:
I’ve decided to invent a new holiday called Discardia. It takes place in the time between the Solstices & Equinoxes and their following new moons. Discardia is celebrated by getting rid of stuff and ideas and habits you no longer need.