I finally made it and this journey was life changing as promised. Many of my friends laugh when I talked about the process. Others said that they want to do this but with a family and house it is a huge undertaking. I will say it is a lot of work. You really have to be committed to the process and willing to invest in YOURSELF.
I started this because when I listened to Marie Kondo’s book on Audible she spoke about the emotional and behavior changes that happen as a result of going through this process. Honestly, I wasn’t sure that anything would change behaviorally for me. My habits are deeply ingrained in my life.
I always hated folding clothes and rarely put them away partly due to being lazy, but I found partly due to the fact that the way I stored them I could not see what I had. Not only do I like the folding process that Marie Kondo teaches, but I love the fact that I can see what I have at a glance and my drawers and closet are beautiful too! Also, during this process I found myself caring more about how a care for my clothes and how I look in them. I started to love myself more!
Books and papers really do hold the energy of the words in them. I only have uplifting books in my home now. I had all my paperwork except for current bills. I did not realize the weighed down I was having all of it taking up space. I also burned all of my old journals and items that carried negative energy related to past events and relationships. I can’t describe what a relief that was to have that energy out of my life. It was all holding me back.
Here are some before and after pictures:
Here is a picture of my donations:
The feeling I get when I walk into my home now is calm & happiness.
I actually want to keep it clean and have been putting things away on a daily basis. Honestly, it felt a little weird because I have never lived in a space that truly made me happy. There was always that…I need to, or I have to…I don’t have that voice nagging me today. My self-esteem got a boost too!
Honestly, if I can do this I can do anything!!
This is one of the best things I have ever done for myself!!