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A productive day

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Today was my off day for exercise but that doesn't mean I didn't lay around doing nothing. It was a day of unpacking, combined with harsh decisions on what to keep and what can find a new home. I've got two bags full of clothes (so far) to go to Goodwill or to a consignment sale. We've also got another box full of odds and ends for Goodwill and another box full of mixed media to go to the Used Media store. We also got a lot of laundry done today. There's still quite a bit of laundry left to do, but at least it's a start. My next chore is going to be to go through my kids' toys and books to see what can go to new homes.

It feels good to go through all of this and let so much go. I'm decluttering my life as I'm trying to declutter my body and my life. And it's doing wonders for my mind as well. With each box or bag that is unpacked or brought out of my house, I feel a little stress disappear, a little of the weight that's been constantly on my shoulders lifting.

Like so many other things that I've done, it's been hard for me to get started on things and then, once I get started, I ask myself why I waited so long. It's always the dreading of something that takes the most energy and causes the most stress. I'm having to change my thinking on so many things so I don't automatically go to the "this will be hard/frustrating/depressing/ne
gative to do". And I know that it's going to take awhile to change my brain. But I'm also realizing more and more that this is something that I *need* to do for me. I think I may make a vision collage for this as well. Because seeing it every day will help keep it in mind that I CAN do this.
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