Do you ever feel weighed down? Lately I've been feeling like that.
If you walk into my house you can say it's fairly clean (aside from Maddy's toys everywhere which get cleaned up when she's done- well, for the most part) but I mean when her toys are put away my house is fairly decent.
I have to give my husband 5 stars because when we first met he was (I think he still might be) OCD but now he's a little more understanding with kids and all. Back then I couldn't leave anything anywhere that it didn't belong. The house was always immaculate.
My house is not immaculate anymore. If you have kids you can understand, especially with elementary age kids, because they bring home so many papers every single day! Sheesh. Maddy drags things around the house. We find dishes in the bathroom, the remote control in the kitchen, and more things every day where they don't belong. It's not that I don't watch my kid either. I can be doing the dishes with my back turned and she's quick to put things where they don't belong. Haha!
So recently I've been feeling so....I don't know how to explain it...weighed down! I look around the house and see clutter. Unnecessary clutter. Some clutter that just doesn't make me feel good. De-cluttering is a constant thing you have to do.
About 2 years ago I read this book called "Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui" by Karen Kingston. It was an eye opener!
So I am going to share one chapter that pertains to this post. I hope you can find it useful.
She talks about Feng Shui and symbology and two ways that symbology of the things in your home can affect you. The first thing is your personal association with an item and the second has to do with the frequency you are receiving from that object.
A while back I still had the wedding pictures from my first marriage. Every time I ran across them in the closet I would get sick to my stomach. I realized the feeling it was giving me and eventually threw them away. This is an example of what she speaks of.
What objects do you have laying around in your home that prevent that positivity you need in your life? What objects do you see everyday that make you sick when you look at them?
Today I started my 15 day DDR challenge. What's DDR? Haha, I made that one up...declutter (straight to the dumpster with some things), donate and recycle. I will see what needs to be dumped, what can be donated and what I can recycle (make something new with).
I started in my kitchen today because that's where I spend a lot of my time. It feels like I'm making food all day.
If you'd like to join me in this challenge I'd like to hear how it goes for you. Let's bring that positivity into our homes! ;)