Self Care Challenge Day 17: De-Cluttering

21 Day Self Care Challenge - Day Seventeen

Hey lovely person!

The end of this 21 day challenge is fast approaching and you’re still here, which is fantastic, you should give yourself a pat on the back because many people start challenges just to drop off after a few days. Well done!

You’ve looked at a lot of different ways to practice self care, some relaxing, some social, some physical, some emotional, some about communication, but all valuable.

EVERY time you do something that’s for you, it’s putting something back into your emotional piggy bank.

Today, we’re looking at de-cluttering!

Anyone that knows me knows that I am a minimalist! Very little items displayed, empty drawers, constantly spring cleaning, throwing things out that are more than 6 months old + I don’t use.

So today’s challenge, is to take one small area – and I mean just one small area, say a pile of paperwork, or the coffee table, and de-clutter it. Baby steps is the answer, otherwise you’ll feel overwhelmed.

And reflect in your journal how that felt for you, and how it feels with a little less clutter.

Tomorrows task will be easy peasy, relaxing and pleasurable – you’ll love it.

Stay tuned for Day 18.

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

A, x (1)



20 thoughts on “Self Care Challenge Day 17: De-Cluttering

  1. I have recently (the past 6 months) started embracing minimalism. It has been wonderful experience, but we still have a long way to go. We are moving within the next 6 months, so that has been an extra motivator. We bought our house a year ago planning to stay here forever and then my husband gets offered hid dream job 2 hours away, so we are moving. It’s brought us a chance to grow in new ways, decluttering being one of them 😊

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  2. Well as usual, the good Lord knows I need to do something and is using your challenge to “get’r done”. I cannot tell you how cluttered my life feels by being crammed into a small corner of the house, with me and everything I own having to fit here, and being made to feel guilty for even that. SO my anxiety filled brain constantly throws out stuff I’d rather keep. I’d rather have order (sanity) than things. SO made it’s more needed than I realize. 😉

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  3. This is so great! I love it! I am a huge minimalist enthusiast, but sometimes I find it so difficult to do myself. I’ve cleaned up a corner of paperwork in my workspace (that should never be cluttered!), so that’s a start!

    I’m curious, how long did it take you to get to where you are with minimizing, and how do you stay in that state of living?

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    1. Great work! I am very proud of you! That’s a good start ❤
      Hm.. Good question!
      I wasn't always like this – I used to be very messy (by that, I mean clothes everywhere, unmade bed etc)
      When I started experiencing an anxious lifestyle, mess + clutter made me anxious – something just snapped in my brain where I didn't want to be surrounded by clutter, mess, etc.
      Mess now makes me anxious + I have to clear it otherwise I freak out.
      I choose to live this way bc now I feel that a clutter free space (home, work desk) is a clutter free mind.
      I can't stress that enough, when theres things physically everywhere I feel like there is things mentally everywhere in my head.
      Mentally + physically work together, they must be balanced.
      When one isn't working the other wont work 🙂
      Choosing this way of life has made me realise that being a minimilst is probably the best thing I've ever done.
      Hope this has answered your question ❤

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      1. I know exactly what you mean. That makes sense. I used to get up really early before work to go to the gym and set good intentions before the day started. Little by little I got out of that habit, and then it was difficult just to get out of bed. There was more and more clutter, and that definitely hinders my mental health.Thanks for sharing your experience. It’s motivating and inspiring!

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