Are you seeking a little calm? Your trying to find that elusive balance and contentment in day-to-day living but finding there is almost no such thing. If you’re feeling scattered, anxious with all of life’s activities, commitments, then you have come to the right place.
In 2014 I hit an all-time rock-bottom low. I had been living in crazed overwhelm and anxiety for way too long. I knew I had to make some significant changes to gain some control of the chaos and clutter that was my life.
Some of the contributors to my stress were out of my hands, but many of them were my own doing. Nobody else could be totally blamed for the way things were, and nobody was going to wave a magic wand and get me out of it.
I had too many things that I was responsible for and not enough hours in the day. When your that low, the only way to go is up, so I decided to get up and going. With a husband and kids relying on me I didn’t have an option, so I got to work.
FIRST THE PHYSICAL CLUTTER IN MY SPACE
The very first thing that I did was tend to the physical clutter in my space, my home. It was a game-changer, to say the least. I learned how to simplify and make serious changes in my house and home that made a huge difference for me and my family.
Removing the physical clutter not only makes room for movement but also frees up visual noise as well. You no longer get fatigue with everything you look at reminding you to fix, clean, do, care for, or put away.
I learned that everything you own creates a demand of some kind, either time and energy or both.
I was super motivated, I was sick of how things were, and I got my house fully overhauled in 3 weeks.
SECONDLY MY CALENDAR & HEADSPACE
In decluttering I felt ordered, lighter, calmer, the opposite of how I had been feeling!
Realising I didn’t need everything I thought I did in my home lead me to review all the activities and commitments on my calendar. Working on my families needs as well as my own, I got really picky about where I was going to spend my energy and time.
Knowing I didn’t have to do everything meant I had a choice about what was important to me, to my family and what we really wanted to do.
Ultimately it changed the overall atmosphere of our home, the way we functioned in it and even with each other. The expectations I had of family members was simplified and clear. Most of all the expectations and responsibilities that I felt about me each day were realistic and do-able. They had been reduced or eliminated altogether.
I have put together the tools and resources I have used to create calm and contentment in our home.
Decluttering the home of unnessary ‘things’
Managing Your Time and your responsibilities
Simplified Systems for home management and family living
Online Tools and Resources that have helped me simplify
If you’re sick of feeling overwhelmed and harassed by all the demands you can get started on your own path to calm and contentment.