One challenge I had last year and in years past was the endless Clutter in my head! It seemed like there was SO much floating around up there and then looking at my physical environment just seemed to make it worse! End result? I got nowhere because of being simply, too overwhelmed! There was so much I wanted to do with the kids, so much I wanted to do in the house, so much I wanted to do with friends & family, and so much in business. It got to be so much that I barely dipped my toes in any one thing before I was dipping them in another pool. I never got to dive in, warm up, then enjoy the water for what it was!
With more thoughtful planning and beginning my goal setting & actions in December instead of January, I felt like I actually got a jump on the year, my goals, and they seemed “Do-able!”
As I enter the last week of the New Year, I am finally accomplishing what I’ve set out to do every year with little success; decluttering the house!! I simply choose one large or 2 small areas of the house to declutter – 2 drawers, 2 table tops, 1 half of a room, etc. and work away until it’s done that day; sometimes this means going back to it later in the day (since I have 3 kids and 3 dogs, completing tasks non-stop is often a challenge!) but the goal is to declutter that 1 or 2 spaces by bedtime! It feels SO good! Be sure to take on ONLY what you know you can – ie: if you have a full day of errands, don’t plan on 1 large area to declutter. Instead, tackle 2 small drawers that aren’t so bad but could use some attention!
Once you start decluttering, things will be in better order, you won’t have nearly the mess you had, and your mind will be at ease. You will find you can actually focus on what you need to rather on the pesky messes all around the house! You will find your mind is indeed FREE, free of clutter, some of the stress that goes along with being overwhelmed by the clutter, and you will find a certain freedom to actually move on to other important goals when you, with purpose, declutter your home and/or office!
Normally I leave you with just one inspirational quote related to my post, however, all 3 of the following motivational quotes are, not only relevant, but also from one of my favorite people. I find all the quotes to be worth sharing.
“There will be calmness, tranquility, when one is free from external objects and is not perturbed.” ~Bruce Lee
“Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own.” ~Bruce Lee
“It is not in daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.” ~Bruce Lee
Do you feel this small tip might help you in YOUR everyday life? Please comment below 🙂
Warm Wishes for Your Success,