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Why hello, old friends. It’s been way too long since I’ve last written. Six months – yeesh.
I have a confession to make – I haven’t been feeling very minimalist lately. I’ve unfortunately fallen back into old habits of splurging and purchasing, slowly filling up the empty rooms in my home and cluttering up the walls. It’s so easy to pick up those bad habits again.
Last night I felt inspired and made the decision I need to get back into the positive habits I’d previously built (but let fall away). Sometimes you just need a kick in the rear and motivation to repeat that 30 Day Challenge. My motivation is the tiny house I plan to build but have neglected recently.
Two things popped into my mind last night while thinking about how much I’ve accumulated over just the last year.
- Possessions can bring a sense of comfort, a feeling of “homeyness” to an otherwise clutter free space. That’s the first thought I need to kick – possessions do not make a space a home. It’s time to purge the stuff I’ve accumulated that is no longer bringing me joy, has a solid use, or is otherwise unneeded.
- If your emotions are going haywire, your home may begin to reflect what’s going on in your life. I’ve been swamped this past year, working hard to build my marketing business. Unfortunately, this has pushed my minimalist habits to the bottom of my “To-Do” list. At the end of the day, if you want it, you have to actively work on it. If you really want to declutter and downsize, don’t allow your minimalist lifestyle to become sloppy seconds to everything else going on in your life.
The point of today’s mini post is to let you know if you’re feeling discouraged, have also fallen back into old habits, or are overwhelmed with the task at hand just know it’s OK – shake it off. Let’s start this journey (again) together. Are you with me?
For tips on how to begin your decluttering journey, you can Start Here, or snag a copy of the 30 Day Challenge (our Minimalism and Decluttering eBook).