Spring cleaning is in full effect here. I’m finally coming to terms and maybe starting to except that I’m not perfect in every way, shape or form. As much as I want to be! It’s ok right that I’m totally sick of winter! I maybe going crazy but I really would like to throw out everything and just start over with stuff! Is that really that bad?
What was it about this stuff anyway! I mean do we really need to save files and files of old grad school papers or my hubby’s first library card or trophies he got in middle school & high school! Ok maybe I’m mean, but really why do we need so much stuff in this world! Can’t we all just de-clutter our lives? Clearing out the stuff from our homes, clearing our schedules of commitments we really don’t care for, and saying “no” if we don’t have the time or we just don’t want to do something! It just sounds so easy! Why can’t it be!
De- clutter! Does that sound so great and easy! I could totally do that or hirer someone that can? Right? Before I hired a professional, I figured that I would give it a try. And I learned, that it is the task itself that makes you feel overwhelmed and like you need to hirer someone.
Once I started, it was like I was on a roll and bye, bye, stuff. Feels amazing to create that space in our home but it was also creating space with me and making me feel less overwhelmed. Very freeing I would say!
I also realized that paper is my enemy and makes me feel anxious. It has away of taking over my office and my kitchen counters, stacks and stacks of ugly nasty paper clogging my brain and my space. I’m not sure why I felt the need to save every bill, every receipt, and every statement. It must goes back to my operating a business days… Fill everything! Finally opening my eyes and realizing that everything was digital and wow, I can scan it if not. Very liberating. I can throw all that paper away. It is like an awaking. I can release its hold and shred away!