I want you to think about self-care as being good to yourself. And being good to yourself can take on many forms. What does this have to do with decluttering, you might ask? A lot, I say.
By making your home
- a place that you feel relaxed in,
- a place where you feel serene and happy,
- a place where you know where everything is and can easily locate items,
- a place that looks lovely just for you and not only when you are having guests over
you can go a long way to making your life one of purpose and joy.
Decluttering is self-care!
Even Jesus knew when to draw away from the crowds and take a needed rest. He knew about setting boundaries. Sometimes a cluttered home is a reflection of not setting boundaries with our time and activities. We can sometimes get so caught up with serving others that we neglect not only ourselves but our homes. God does not require this kind of self-sacrificing nonsense!
Maybe it is time to start thinking about your “best yes” and saying no to the things that don’t fit that. We can sometimes stretch ourselves way too thin. Maybe it is time to stop trying to cram way too much into a day/week/month! I will talk on this some more in a later blog.
I mentioned in my last vlog that my husband was in the hospital with serious health issues. I have learned that having a tidy home goes a long way in helping my mental and emotional state of mind during stressful times!
I took extra effort to maintain serenity in my home while my husband spent time in the hospital. I also knew that being with my husband in the hospital around the clock was not always the best place for me to be. Not only was it not best for me but it was not best for him either.
Maybe it is time to declutter your time and your space as well as include some needed self-care in your schedule. Next time you catch yourself saying yes to something that will prevent you from keeping your house in order or doing something because of false guilt, think about Jesus drawing away from the crowds and taking some time to refuel.
NECESSARY FOR GOOD HEALTH
IMPORTANT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR DAY
Self-Care is NOT
NUMBING YOURSELF WITH FOOD, ALCOHOL, SHOPPING ETC.
FEELING GUILTY BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT LIVING UP TO SOMEONE ELSE’S EXPECTATIONS