Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Thank you for the support you showed me last week. It was very helpful, and I keep it to my heart during these times.

I looked around my home a few days ago and realized I have many unusable areas, areas that are stuffed with items we didn't know what to do with when we moved in a little over a year ago. We have grown accustomed to these stagnant spots and simply overlooked them.

I am typically an organized person and don't like to collect things. We have had to move several times, giving away unnecessary items. I thought I had kept pretty much just what we needed. Now I wonder what is in those corners, shelves, and cabinets. I guess I don't need them if I can't really remember what's there. It could be sentimental, I suppose. I do know some boxes are empty. Yet, they are there taking up space and some sort of energy flow, a feng shui chi thing I read about a while ago.

Why am I discussing this? I need to de-clutter for my mental health. There is something calming knowing these knots-of-stuff have loosened and the items have a place. I need to make space for the important things. I like being able to find what I am looking for. I'm also hoping this will have a positive effect on my physical health and emotional eating.

I may not be blogging/commenting much, again, but I feel really good about how I will be spending my time. I'm going in the right direction. C25K, upper body resistance, re-booting mini-fitness goals, and meal planning continues (also happy about this). Additionally, I'm finding ways to be with my kids (and giving myself a break from the guilt).

Just trying to be better than before.


  1. That's my theme: "Better than before." I have not been too proud of myself over the last couple of months-- the added workload really made my life kinda blow up and I didn't exactly shine. Starting next week things should be calmer. I hope to join you in decluttering!

  2. Funny....decluttering has been on my mind also. We're gearing up for a yard sale in the spring.

    Must be all these weeks indoors during cold, cold weather that leads us to these thoughts, huh?

    Great minds think alike! :)

    Have fun working on your clutter spots and I'll work on mine...as we also work on our weight. Who knows, maybe it will all get cleaned out together. :)

  3. I like that - "better than before", that's a very good saying! And I like that you're decluttering and giving yourself a break from the guilt. Guilt sucks and is just as bad as stress in my opinion. :)

  4. I am so understanding you!!! My house is crazed! I need to declutter big time & have thought about taking a break from blogging too but I am not there yet....

    Always feel free to email any of is if you need support! I have no doubt you will be better than before.... moving forward!

  5. You can tell a lot about someone by their living space and it's true that a cluttered area can reflect clutter in the mind. I am a minimalist myself but somehow my mind still feels cluttered ;)
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