Have you thought about what happens when a person is done decluttering?
Decluttering take so much time and for most of us, we have to be at the point where we are obsessed with decluttering to accomplish what we wanted.
And then you get to the point where you are satisfied with the amount of belonging you have.
So, then what happens?
First off, it’s weird. For such a long time I was focused on getting rid of things, decluttering, sorting, editing everything- from cupboard contents to the activities on the calendar. And then one day, I sat down and I didn’t have anything more to do. I had free time.
At that point, you need to remember your “why”. We all have a “why”- why are you doing all this decluttering? What type of life were you wanting to get to?
Think back to that, and all the plans you had for when you were done with this decluttering business. Take time now to do those things that you wanted to- take a class, learn to cook, spend time with your children, volunteer.
And remember, this is a journey. It’s never completely done- there will always be things we need to learn, need to prioritize and there is still clutter that makes it’s way into the house that we have to stay on top of.
How is your decluttering journey going? Are you in the middle of it? Are you “done”? How was the transition for you when you realized you no longer had a huge to-do list?