Are you like me and focus on what’s next as opposed to what you’ve accomplished? Instead of appreciating what I’ve achieved, I only notice what I haven’t yet done.
Unfortunately, this is discouraging and disheartening … and more than a bit stressful. Take a moment to notice what you've accomplished this month (and you don't have to limit this to decluttering).
Maybe, like me, you thought you'd get more done. Sit down with a cup of tea and your planner or a notebook and reflect on what got in your way - unrealistic expectations? an emergency? not giving yourself the time you needed?
Take a moment to click on this link and review January’s actions for A Year of Decluttering. Did you get a chance to work on all the tasks that you wanted to? Were you able to complete them? Are there some actions you’d like to return to?
Remember, decluttering isn’t just about eliminating stuff but clearing distractions (physical, emotional, and intellectual) and not all the tasks had you working through your kitchen or closet. Did you skip the non-stuff tasks?
Take a moment to give yourself a high-five for the tasks that you worked on. Decluttering and organizing are a process, so all progress matters.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I help people focus on what's important to them by guiding them through clearing clutter and distractions from their lives. I teach decluttering and organizing skills through articles; books; courses; speaking engagements; as well as virtual coaching sessions.