The Second Law of Thermodynamics states that a system will become more disordered as time increases.
That’s why whenever a room is cleaned it eventually becomes messy again or when a garden isn’t tended to it becomes overrun with weeds.
Blame it on complacency or distraction, we let parts of our lives slip into disorder all the time. And if we want to make it orderly again, we have to interject more energy and care into the system.
Except, our willpower is finite. We can’t possibly put 100% effort and energy into every facet and shade of our lives.
That’s a problem.
So, you have to compromise and pick the spots you care about the most. You have to be intentional about the things you don’t want to slip into disorder.
If you are going to yes to this, what are you prepared to say no to?
The good news is you get to decide what is important enough to be orderly and what is cruft.