I know what you are thinking. I am not able to get a handle on my stuff, I am feeling overwhelmed, don’t know where to start or what to do and now you want me to sit down and write in a journal. Are you kidding me? I don’t have any time for that!
Well, I am here to tell you that taking the time will help you to feel more in charge, inspired, confident to get started and ready to dive in with both feet. It doesn’t have to be a lot of time. Five or ten minutes a day (or even every second day) is great. Put it on your calendar or on your to do list for that day. Whatever will work for you.
I know I make it sound easy, however, journaling can take a bit of effort. We need to be in a good space emotionally and also in a place where we won’t be interrupted for a short period of time. This is your journey and the more you put into it, the more you will see your progress. I really believe that doing this work will actually give you time back. We are making space for us!
The Decluttering Journal is now live and here is the link to purchase. (CAD) It’s so pretty and I mean really, who doesn’t love a new journal.
I got the idea for the journal after sharing journaling prompts in the Declutter Your Life and Mind Facebook group on a regular basis. You can join us here if you wish. Group members are so insightful with their responses and they have made some amazing strides in their lives and in their homes.
Here are a few sample prompts for you to get started:
My biggest challenge when it comes to decluttering and organizing my home is…….
The reasons for wanting to work on decluttering and organizing are ……
The one thing I can do today to move forward with my home goals is……..
You might have just a quick short answer or maybe you will write and write and write. There are no rules. Just allow your pen to flow. Just write and see what comes up for you.
Examining our deeper thoughts (and why’s for doing this work) will help us to get to the root of our clutter and we will feel more confident and inspired to get moving.
I would love to hear from you. How did you do with this journaling exercise? Just reply to this email.
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Happy Journaling and Decluttering!