Before I began to declutter, my life had slipped into a routine. I would go to work, come home, and clean. Occasionally I would go shopping (or I would order things online) that I thought would make my life even better.
Even in my tiny home a thorough cleaning would take several hours. By the end of the laundry and the dusting and the sweeping I felt as tired as I did at the end of my shifts.
But as I began to eliminate my excess things changed. My home became easier to clean because it didn’t get as messy. I actually found myself getting bored when the housework was done. It was quite novel to feel that way!
Rather than sit in front of the TV I decided to get out of the house for a change. I started taking the dogs to the river. I hike along the riverbank until I find a spot I like. When I find it, I sit upon a fallen limb or crouch down to admire the view. The dogs have fun and I feel refreshed as I watch the water flow. Today I decided to write this post as I sit here watching the water. It’s too beautiful not to share.
Eliminating my excess has given me time back from my life that I didn’t know I’d lost. Maybe it will give you back some time as well.