When you lose your motivation to declutter (and how to get it back).

imageHave you lost your motivation to declutter? Let’s see if I can help you today.

Is it possible that you are draining your energy by reflecting on the past or focusing on the future, rather than staying in the present moment? Do you find yourself regretting past decisions, (“Why did I buy that?”)? Or focusing on how much more there is to do (future)?

These are your gremlins and they can be scary. But they are not real. Bring your attention to the now. Do one thing right now, and be with that thing. You don’t have to declutter your whole house and life this very minute. You just have to take one small action. Whether you feel like it or not. Put one foot in front of the other. Keep walking. The momentum will kick in and one day you will look around at your tidy home and your organized life and think “Wow, how did I get here?” And we will celebrate together.

Please share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.

(Inspired by the Tibetan story, Room of 1000 Demons)

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  • Laura B says:

    As simple as that sounds, it’s true. I need to walk one step at a time and be here now. I get bogged down by how much there is to do and loose all motivation. I will start tonight with just one thing. Thank you for this advice.

  • Brenda says:

    Good advice and a great reminder today, Hellen. Thanks and have a great day yourself!

  • Emily B says:

    I completely agree. When I see and realize that there is so much going on and that I have to do, I get overwhelmed and don’t do any of it because I get to stressed about it. Great advice I will use!