Having moved twice last year AND recently losing my mum, I’ve had to do a fair bit of decluttering of late. Some days, it’s all very straight forward and you can get through things really efficiently – like a German tank (almost!). But some days, it really is just too much, too hard, too painful. These are the days, you really do need to be kind to your self. Take a step back and ask yourself…do I need to do this today? If the answer is no, then don’t. Simple. Wait until you’re feeling stronger and ready to tackle the issue at hand.
Decluttering involves loss. Loss of tangible things, yes, obviously. But it can also mean loss of the intangible as well – fear of losing a closeness to some one, some thing or a time that’s precious to us. That loss needs to have its day – otherwise you’ll pay the price, whether its by regret or in some other way. And you know what? That is so totally ok. You WILL get back to a place of calm and strength and readiness….the clutter will wait for you, trust me!
So, as a message of love and light, be kind to your self. Reach out for a hand if you need it. Everything has its time in the big scheme of things and decluttering can happen in the ” fullness of time” as they say!
ANd, when you are ready to get started again, start small…ease yourself into it. Aim for the low hanging fruit and the rest will follow (it usually does!).
So, for now, forget declutterin. Look up to the sun, feel the warm of it on your face. Think of those special people in your life and feel love!
Enough of the sermon!
Later gator! x