Last week’s mini mission had me convinced that Colleen has been secretly sitting behind my sofa listening to my conversations.
I’d decided not to join in with her mini missions for a while because I really wanted to focus on one room. Although I love the ‘little and often’ approach I was finding that my results and energies were too scattered and I wasn’t really appreciating my achievements because I would flit from the kitchen drawer to the office desk and then be pulling out things from under my bed.
However, Colleen started by saying “I want you to pick a room in your home that has a clutter issue, and this room is going to be the focus of your mini missions this week.”
Oh, ok then!
She then went on to say “Make a vow to yourself that you are not going to add any extra clutter to this room. Anything you use from or in it during the week you are going to put away immediately after use.”
For the first time this year I felt really motivated and energised to do this. I think there is a change in the air because during he same week a blackbird made his appearance outside my bedroom window and has been serenading me at 6am. Alongside that, Sunrise the Bunny is full of binkies and full of mischief, so I decided to put my energy into my home and away from the internet…
To be honest, this chosen room was so bad at the beginning of the week I couldn’t follow Colleen’s rhythm of clearing off a couple of surfaces and then the floor. I couldn’t even SEE the floor.
But by the end of a tiring, yet inspiring week I had indeed begun decluttering the room, could get in there and actually walk from one side of the room to the other in a straight line. I have released the following:
3 boxes LMGs toys
2 boxes books
1 box cds
But most importantly these items have actually GONE to the charity shop AND I’ve been enjoying my space. It’s the first time I’ve felt a real sense of achievement on my decluttering mission. I’ve also been inspired by a friend who has recently moved house and released 90% of her stuff before she moved. More on that another time!
How about you? Did the energies of spring invigorate you too or is it still a struggle to let things go?
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