So the whole upstairs area of mine has been purged. The feeling of openness that I feel whenever I walk upstairs and into any area makes me feel a little joyful.
I literally filled up my Chevy Trax with things and clothes so the feeling that a huge weight has been lifted from my life is basically truly lifting a huge weight from my life.
I think over time, a few more things may go away but for now, I’ve done a really good job of getting rid of things. I love that feeling of just giving things away. I could have taken the time to take a picture of each individual thing and sell them on facebook marketplace but in a way that would be defeating my purpose of trying to find more time to do the things I want to do. I felt much better donating it to the humane society for them to sell if they like.
The process included my sitting in my office chair and just staring at the bookcase full of stuff and making a mental decision on what I just didn’t need and then getting up and putting those items in the donate pile I had created in the other room.
I should have taken before and after photos but I didn’t. I have no idea why I didn’t think to do that!
My mind does feel a little cluttered though so I now have to work on decluttering my brain. The 2nd step from purging my area upstairs is to purge all unneeded and unused things from my computer. This will also help me declutter my brain. Purging and decluttering my brain I hope will allow me to declutter my time and thus I can actually do the things in the time I have doing things I either absolutely have to do (work to pay the bills) and things I want to do to nurture my soul which includes spending time with Gary, spending time with my grandkids, talking on the phone to my mama in Mississippi, visiting with friends, becoming a much better friend who actually has time to sit and listen and be there for my friends, taking care of my health, getting out in nature, etc.