Day 234: Clutter Sketching Forces Me to Slow Down

I sat for ages this morning just looking at one area of the spare room (which started off messier than the below picture I might add). I knew that I needed to listen to someone energising and upbeat, so I scanned down my list of audio books and found Take Control of your life, by Mel Robbins. Perfect! As I listened, I was propelled into clearing and sorting. The following words stuck in my mind…

“Busyness is something I hide behind when I’m afraid of facing things, because if I’m busy I don’t have the time to face the things that scare me. The secret to control is slowing down”.

Mel Robbins, Take Control of your life

I found a sketch pad in the clutter which reminded me how much I like to sketch and doodle. I sat down and did this…

Nor an exact representation of the photo, but it took my mind of things for a while whilst I sipped my tea.

Slowing down

From what I’ve listened to today, I’ve worked out that some of us are afraid to slow down as it forces is to think 🤔; however, decisions are apparently made when we are doing something else or nothing at all.

This rings true for me as I quite often have good ideas when I’m peeling potatoes, out walking or having a shower.

I definitely need more time out to sit and do nothing which fits in nicely with my new lifestyle changes that I mentioned yesterday.

Until tomorrow…



About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer
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6 Responses to Day 234: Clutter Sketching Forces Me to Slow Down

  1. I come up with the best ideas in the shower. Relax and let your mind wander. I don’t meditate because I let my mind wander.

  2. I too could benefit from a little relaxing. Maybe I should take the day off and let my mind recover a little. I’ve just been feeling a little frazzled lately. Thanks for sharing this, and lovely sketch!

    • Thank you for commenting Stuart and glad you like the sketch – it really relaxes me doing things like that. Taking time out for you is so important – I would definitely recommend you taking a day off. Good luck!

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