Ten easy, actionable steps you can take today to simplify life and make your days easier to get through. Cut the clutter and the noise by clearing more space, re-thinking your hobbies, building routine into your days and making sure you finish what you start.
This is the first of what will be a regular Friday post that covers more personal, behind the scenes stuff. This is a blog after all. Anyone that knows me will know that I can articulate what is going on in my life far better in the written form, than in any other way.
I did debate for a moment starting another blog and calling it something like The Struggles of a Single Mum. But, just because my children are currently behaving like feral monsters and I feel like the loneliest women on the planet (thanks for that, Christmas TV), it doesn’t mean that life will always be this way. Right?
When you’re feeling completely overwhelmed by clutter (and all the other stuff that also needs doing in life, like parenting, cooking, finances, shopping and cleaning), it can paralyse you into doing absolutely nothing. Have you ever had plans to sort something out the minute the kids are in bed… only to put the telly on and pour yourself a glass of wine instead?
(Surely not just me?)
This is a light-hearted (true) decluttering story of some of the things I cleared out after my Mum died.
I’m writing this blog on a Sunday, which is unusual for me because Sunday is normally all about me and the children. However, this Sunday things are a little different. Firstly, it’s my birthday! Hurrah! And secondly, I am attending a remembrance service later this afternoon for my Mum (organised by the funeral director), so the kids are at their Dads. For the first time in a week I have the house to myself. No children, no workmen banging in the kitchen, just the sound of the tumble dryer and the occasional clicking of the warm radiators.