What is the benefit of living a clutter free life? Why is it so important to be intentional about how it can help not only you and your wellbeing but also your family’s? How is being intentional about having a clutter free life good for your kids? Let’s dive into that today!
Being intentional about living a clutter free life
How many times have you started a project and yet … forgot to finish it? Or were distracted and didn’t finish it. Or something came up and the project just never got completed.
I know for myself it’s usually due to a lack of motivation. I love to start things, I love to plan things out and I love to start to work toward the goal that I created for myself.
But when I don’t see results in the work that I’m doing or if the results are super slow and not according to the plan that I had mapped out in the beginning … I give up. I lose motivation and leave my plans to gather dust.
When you are intentional about something that you want to do… in this case live a clutter free life … then you will keep going when things get rough, when the work gets hard, when you lose motivation and when you don’t see the results that you were hoping for.
Why you need to pursue a clutter free life
While the definition of what clutter free living will look like is completely different from household to household, person and marriage to person there are really compelling reasons that you need to propose a life of clutter free living.
People that are content in their version of comfort and clutter are happier. Because they are focused on the things that matter most to them.
Have you ever had grand plans and dreams and started to work toward them?
And then when things get tough you create more plans and dreams. Or said yes to volunteering events. Or allowed extended family to donate their used furniture to you because they didn’t need it anymore and thought maybe you did and you said yes.
More time spent working on 3 different dreams gets you nowhere fast.
Time spent volunteering on a project that you felt guilty for saying “Yes” to makes you feel resentment and stuck and depression. Taking care of and finding a spot for someone else’s junk in your house because it was super sweet of them to think of you is more time that you are spending cleaning, rearranging, and thinking about this piece of furniture that you never wanted in the first place.
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Writing out your intention to WHY you are pursuing a clutter free life will lower your stress
Your chances of completing your goals increased by 41% because you have written it down. It is so important to you that you have taken the time to think it through and put your thoughts on paper.
You are 41% further along than the rest of people thinking about a purposeful life with less stuff.
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Journeying towards a clutter free life will take time but it will give you back your time
There is no fast track to the path towards a clutter free life. And if there is … it’s not something that I will ever be talking about.
You are a person with a full and complete life that is pursuing this intention of clutter free WHILE living your full life. You have kids to care for and a house to take care of and meals to plan and work to do. That makes you are super busy. I get it.
This will not be a movie perfect picture moment where you decide you need to get rid of the junk in your house and then by next month it’s happened (not unless you are moving).
This will be a process. A drawer by drawer process that will take years.
I started my journey towards clutter free living 3 years ago. I’m still working toward the goal and never see myself as quite done. It started with a mindset shift of me thinking and planning about what we need to buy for the house and would make my busy mom life easier to “Why do we have so much stuff.”
It had gotten to the point where my baby number five was on the way and our 1,800 sq ft house was full and bursting at the seams. I was exhausted, overwhelmed, and slowly sinking into an anxious state of mind that I fixed by eating cookies.
While I still struggle with all of the above and I still have 7 people living in our small home. I have space to breathe. Not only in my schedule and all the things I’ve said “No” to in the last 3 years but there is space in our home as well.
Spaces to sit and relax, space for the kids to play, and most importantly space for me to hide away when the kids are watching tv after lunch so I can regroup and refresh and give my best. It’s a process.
Embrace the journey, it’s the best part because it will change you from the inside out.
What you put into pursuing a clutter free life is what you will get out.
If you are looking for a way to lower your stress and anxiety you are in the right place. It will take time because it’s a process and a journey that you will take that is right for you and your family. I can teach you ideas but you (and your hubby) will need to decide what is right for your family.
This isn’t a one size fits all.
But I truly believe that if you are looking for a way to grow beyond that survival mode of motherhood, and into the person that God created you to be — a woman that is free from guilt “Yes’s”. A woman that is free in knowing what she truly wants and says “No” to the rest.
A woman that has space to breathe in her home and her schedule … then you’ve come to the right place.
Let’s get started by writing out why you need to write out your dream of a clutter free life.