Are you wondering how to start the de-cluttering process? It can be so overwhelming! It can feel easier to just throw our hands up and say “what is the use, I just don’t even know where to start so why bother”. Can you relate to this?
So we are going to start at the beginning. These next few posts are about assessing where you are at on your decluttering journey. It is really important to become aware of why you are struggling, what is really going on and developing some awareness and insight about how to make some positive changes.
The Good News…..
EVERYONE CAN MAKE PROGRESS!!
We are going to look at three areas:
How Much Difficulty Do You Have With Clutter? How comfortable or uncomfortable are you about the amount of stuff you are dealing with on a daily basis? Maybe you are most comfortable when you are all snuggled up in your little nest with all your favourite things around or maybe you are more comfortable staying away from your home as you are feeling frustrated with the amount of clutter and chaos there.
How Much Difficulty Do You Have With Acquiring More Stuff? This is one of our first homework exercises we do in the Clearing Clutter Support Group and it is amazing what insights come of this. Shopping, finding things, things given to us by well meaning friends, mail and flyers coming into our space. Oh my! The reality is that the more that stuff is coming in and nothing is going out, the more we are going to run into problems.
How Much Difficulty Do You Have with Letting Go? Making decisions about letting go of items can be very stressful and anxiety producing. Being able to trust your instincts about what you want and don’t want is very important, however, this takes practice. Sometimes we will avoid even trying to discard anything because the anxiety is too much. It is just easier not to do it.
So, these are the areas I will be focusing on in my next few blog posts. Stay tuned for lots of great info and resources that will help you to make some positive changes as you embark on your de-cluttering journey.