It's been awhile. That's because I have a big project going on at my house. I am having professionals remodel most of my kitchen and bathrooms! Pretty exciting, to update those areas. I started purging the items that I could do without, while packing things up for the remodel. Then, while hanging around to help make decisions and answer questions, I began cleaning up other spaces too, including my 30+ years of files. Thus the reason for this post, something that has put a new bounce in my step, which is the delightful feeling of living in a cleaner and simpler space. Why did I wait so long?
I know this post will probably be useless for some of you, because you already have everything in order, and for that, I applaud you. I've lived in this home since 1989, so you can imagine the task at hand. I didn't consult anyone, or any books or articles before I started. I just dove in. After many trips to Goodwill, and to the garbage bin, I'm feeling pretty darn proud of myself. Yet, there's still more to be done, since I firmly believe that you should divide an overwhelming project into smaller chunks, or goals.
When I decided to write about this epiphany of mine, I chose to look into what the professionals are suggesting. So, here are some helpful tips for cleaning up your space:
And so, as you can see, working on wellness means working on all areas of health: personal, mental, physical, social, intellectual, and ethical health. This post is about improving mental health, obviously, but it addresses ethical health too, if you donate some of your belongings to the less fortunate.
Have a wonderful holiday season, and a bright and promising new year.