Fresh starts are exciting! Be it a new home, a New Year dawning, a birthday, a new month, even a morning you decide things will be new… fresh starts are a decision that the slate will be clear. And… it will be….as soon as you make that decision!
Fresh starts have two elements to them: letting go of the old and readying for the new.
First… you have to let go of things that are no longer working. It is bittersweet to let go. But it is important. You can’t live in the past and create in the present all at once!What is no longer needed or wanted ultimately becomes clutter.
Clutter. Its the by-product of a life well spent or a life frittered away- none of us are immune to its power. It is as though random stuff magnetizes itself to us, and then to each other, in our homes, our cars, office, phones, computers and even our bodies & minds. To de-clutter is not a one-shot deal, though one great big de-clutter can put you into a great clear space that is much easier to maintain.
How do you know if you need a de-clutter?
- you cant get things finished even though you have plenty of time
- you spend more time cleaning- or talking about having to clean- than you do most anything else in your home
- a feeling like you want to avoid a part- or your entire- home or office
- a mess (when the clutter is obvious)
- financial or physical issues that are vexing and don’t seem to budge
I made you a whole clutter clearing starter guide that goes way beyond organizing junk drawers.
The second half of the fresh start equation: readying for the new! This is your time to dream big and stop looking backward. Embrace it. With all this clear space, you will have many opportunities to decide what it can be filled with. Choose wisely & make new choices.
A fresh start is waiting! xoxo Dana