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A New Journey in Self Care
Have you ever felt like you live in a constant state of clutter?
That was me, Amanda, in 2015 a few years after the birth of my second child and leaving my career to become a stay-at-home mom. Between being mom to two young people and maintaining the ever-growing chore list to keep a family of four fed, clean and comfortable, I realized my biggest discomfort was found in a trap that I had created for myself: my stuff, my clutter. Frustration arose inside of me every time I tip-toed over a toy or spent countless minutes searching for a lost item. Exhaustion mounted and piled up like the clutter that surrounded me. It was time to come face-to-face with the madness. From that point on I committed to living in a constant state of declutter. I knew I had to break the generational curse of excessive consumerism off of my family, so I began to implement a system in our home that would create healthy habits for myself and my children to learn how to live a Life Less Cluttered.
What I didn’t know when I began this journey was that living with less stuff changed nearly every aspect of my life. I felt like my clutter had been a part of my life that I didn’t even think to invite God into, but regaining dominion over my home turned out to be a spiritual awakening. Having less stuff meant better time management and a reset for my priorities. I began to lead small groups in my church to share my process with other women, as well as keep myself accountable in this new mindset. I’ve developed 120 days of Daily Declutter Accountability, because I learned that once our groups were over we were at the greatest risk of practicing our new habits.
We’ll always be a work in progress. After all, it took the first part of my adulthood and 12 years of marriage to collect the clutter that overwhelmed me, but in the last 8 years I have learned so much on this declutter journey. Come join me on this journey and find inspiration as you begin to reclaim peace once buried among your things.
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By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its room are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.