Decluttering can be in any form or shape. Some weeks ago, someone made a statement that struck a deep cord within me – I thought ‘how do I take care of my body, my mind and everything that makes me, me?’ Hence, I made the decision to go through a decluttering process.
At this point, I realised that the first step to go through a decluttering process, is to take holistic approach.
Oxford dictionary defines it as “a way that is characterised by the belief, that the parts of something are intimately interconnected and explainable only by reference to the whole.”
The second step is the examination process. This is identifying the areas that need to be addressed. I don’t know if you have gone through a procedure before? You see that before the date of the procedure, the doctor explains what they are going to do, what is expected out of the procedure and puts a plan in place should any emergency occur. In line with that, myself and my husband had a discussion identifying the areas that needed decluttering and what our expectation was after the decluttering process. I was excited about the physical process, as I love a clean space.
My house wasn’t dirty but I felt over the past months, there were some things we usually do but haven’t been able to do like cleaning our blinds and the skateboard around the house. It’s important to note that it’s the little things we overlook that become a big problem. We knew we needed help to go through the process of decluttering our space, so we decided to pay a cleaner to clean the whole house.
The third step is asking for help.
Seeking help or admitting that you need help is not a sign of weakness but strength. It usually helps us see things from a bigger picture, get more productive and not overwhelmed.
At this point, I am thankful I had the opportunity to go through weeks of coaching sessions to deal with negative thoughts. We ALL have negative thoughts that go through our mind through the day. You see how I emphasised on ALL? That’s because negative thoughts do not discriminate 😀. Here’s a truth you need to embrace if you want change – “You do what you do because of what you think of you”. Again, “you do what you do because of what you think of you”. This is a statement someone said to me and I want you to take a minute and have a think about this sentence.
© Deborah Adewusi