Week 8 – Eight graduates finished strong today.
Eight Weeks really flies by and from what the participants wrote on their evaluations they wish that this Clearing Clutter Support Group could be longer. Participants are usually invited to come back for another 8 weeks, however, the next group in April is already full with a waiting list. A number of the group members asked if they can attend the next group after that which is likely to be in September.
Most of the group members are planning to attend the Peer Group next week which will help them to stay on track with their de-cluttering goals.
The three areas that participants made progress on are: How much clutter is in the home?, How much difficulty do you have with discarding?, and How much are you acquiring? In looking over the scores everyone has made improvements. You can check out some previous scores here: http://spaceforyou.ca/2015/03/19/huge-improvements-on-the-de-cluttering/
We had really great attendance for this group and we also had three participants who attended for all of the eight weeks. We seemed to have a number of snow storms on these mornings too. We had eight people attend strong on the last week. We started the group with twelve so this is pretty good.
On the last week we discuss alternative ideas for finding enjoyment in your life. This is especially helpful for those who find it exciting to find a treasure in a thrift shop, are having fun when moving things around in their homes or are excited to get some free items. It can be important to find other ways to create comforts in your life. Think about other activities that you can do other than going to a flea market or yard sales.
We also discussed some Tips for Overcoming Clutter Issues which were adapted from Dr. David Tolin. These serve as a great resource, review and ideas going forward with confidence.
So, how did I do with my challenge this week. Well, it was a busy week, out every night blah blah blah. I know, excuses, excuses!! I did clean out a drawer in my bedroom and it took about 10 minutes, filled up a bag for donation (it was already mostly full) and it is now in the trunk of my car ready to be dropped off. My partner also got motivated and filled up a bag to go with mine so ……SUCCESS!!
My co-facilatator and myself will be attending the Peer Support Group next week along with the Graduates from this group. The topics the group are asking for are Motivation and Procrastination. Great topics. Stay tuned as I will let you all know how it goes.
I plan to carry on with my de-cluttering. My goal is to work on something every week. How are you doing with your de-cluttering? Happy De-cluttering and have a great week.