The other thing that happens when you lighten the load, is that you minimize guilt. At least for me that's how it works. When there is stuff around that I have no need for I feel bad for not using it. That time spent thinking about it is also wasted. So once I give things away that I am not using, I am essentially freeing up brain power for more creative pursuits.
Female, age 51, 5' 9"
SW - 183 (Jan 22, 2012), CW - 159, GW - healthy.
Met my 2012 goals by losing 24 pounds.
2013 goals are to get fit and strong!