The power of journaling is undeniable. Journaling prompts can help us to have some direction in our writing. If you can sit with it and allow your thoughts and your pen to flow you will be surprised at what will come up for you.
Having a safe place to work things out or through is so beneficial. Our thoughts and beliefs about the process of organizing and decluttering can actually hold us back from doing the work or believing that we can make a change.
There is something to be said about getting our thoughts out of our heads and down on paper and into a place where we can examine them and make a plan from them. Being honest with ourselves and questioning some of our beliefs is where our power lies and will help us to change our mindset and perspective on a situation.
For example: This is the first question in The Decluttering Journal
What I love about my clutter is………
Your first thought might be “I don’t love anything about my clutter, why would I love it”. However, there are reasons why and benefits that you may not have thought about.
“My stuff helps me to feel safe and comfortable”
“My treasures are pretty and nice to look at”
“It helps me to remember my past and are a connection to my family”
“My stuff give me a feeling of security – it can’t hurt me“
“I am in my happy place when I am surrounded by my stuff”
No wonder this can be complicated. Right! On the one hand its causing me to feel overwhelmed or chaotic but on the other hand I feel these other positive feelings. Ugh! What do I do?
Thinking about what I can do to make things easier for today is where our superpower lies. It can feel so enlightening, empowering and gives us a sense of control over our stuff.
Once you understand what’s holding you back the path forward becomes more clear.
A Journaling Practice will help guide you on your decluttering journey. The daily “to do list” helps you to think through what you have accomplished the day before and leads you to think about the important things to focus your attention on today.
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