Saturday, December 22, 2012

It Feels So Good!

Well, I've come to learn that my family has many issues...vices...addictions, call them what you want. Alcoholism, drug addiction, food addiction, hoarding, they all run in my family. After watching the show Hoarders I was horrified to identify some of the same tendencies/attitudes not only in my family, but in myself.

There is crap everywhere!

I'm ashamed to admit that we have stuff piled everywhere, and I have become increasingly tired of it. I've lived in a messy, disorganized home as long as I can remember, but I've never liked it. I wanted to so something, but the task seemed so overwhelming. As I've been talking to my counselor, she advised that I start small. She said that I was experiencing chaos at work, and them when I got home it was chaos and that probably added to my stress level. Definitely!

A clean slate...

Some friends of ours moved and so mom and I are going to rent their house and get out of our apartment. At first I was disgruntled that the time I had taken off for the holiday in order to relax, recharge, and do some things just for me would now be taken up by moving, but I am beginning to see this as a clean slate. The can start fresh by getting rid of stuff we don't need or have room for and by getting organized from the start. Also, there is no better time to start making new habits.

  • No eating dinner in front of the TV.
  • No leaving stuff lying around in bags.
  • Go through the mail every week.

There's a lot to be done and not much time to do it, but today I spent many hours going through papers and old mail, throwing stuff out, getting some ready to shred, saving what was needed. It was a laborious project, but man did it feel good!

Lord help me, this time I will not let stuff take control of my life!!!

1 comment:

  1. It feels so good to go through and get rid of stuff! I've cleaned out 3 closets in the last month, and I actually physically feel lighter. Plus, it's nice to drop stuff off at the Goodwill and know that people will put some of this stuff to good use (instead of it gathering dust in my house for months at a time...).


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