One of the challenges that I set myself at the start of 2021 was to work through Stephanie Bennett Vogt’s book A Year to Clear and it’s going well; I haven’t missed a day. Today I’m starting week 8 and day 50 is titled ‘Slowing Down’. I thought I would share my scribbled notes with you. I wrote down more than I thought I would when pondering the following… “If I dialed down my life a notch or two, it would mean…”
Working through the book every evening is helping me to detach myself from internal and external clutter. This, combined with the cleaning routine I’m following, is resulting in a completely different approach to last year. The book is teaching me a slow drip method for clearing and releasing stuck patterns.
I still get frustrated at times but as the clutter is more or less concentrated in one room now, I can enjoy the clear spaces in the rooms that used to be cluttered. It’s quite refreshing.
One year ago today
I looked back at my post from a year ago Day 50: Repeating Decluttering Steps and my bedroom was so messy particularly on the ironing board and underneath it. That was the day I cleared it and a few weeks later we went into the first lockdown. We haven’t ironed anything since then, as we haven’t had to go anywhere where something needs ironing. Imagine how much time we have saved in almost a year 😃.
Next steps on the bedroom clearing
I finished shifting the boxes between the study and our bedroom last weekend as planned and felt quite pleased with myself. My husband and I still have to discuss the storage requirements in our room; however, having more clear space in the room now gives it a completely different feel. More on all of that when we’ve planned our next steps.
This weekend, my focus will be on the study which is the only room in the house left to declutter.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend. I’m starting mine with an early night. First time I’ve gone to bed before midnight for a very long time.
Until next time…