How many struggle with this?
Is anyone else at war with clutter?
If so, have you seen the anxiety, depression-clutter-anxiety, depression cycle in your life?
Have you noticed harmful effects on your marriage?
Even before Covid, there has been a trend for minimalism, simple living, etc. and I’ve read many books and blogs and spent a lot of effort fighting an always incoming tide. I’ve collected a lot of wisdom along the way and “know” a lot of the answers, but an over-full house is my personal albatross.
With everyone staying home, I hear a lot of how people are cleaning out and doing home improvement projects and getting so much done, and I look around and find myself still struggling with the same old uphill trudge to make any improvement and wonder how “everyone” (yes I know, it’s not REALLY everyone) else does it. I have this fear that after the lock down I’ll be the only one with a house that’s still messy!
I have noticed that coming home every day to a house I still have not managed to improve is draining rather than re-charging to my husband and am doing my best (honest, I am!) to fix it. (That cycle I mentioned affects me badly, especially when I feel like progress is really slow. Sometimes the physical effects on my body are paralyzing and I just have to sleep for a day to get past them.)
Am I the only one?
If there’s anyone else, what helps you most with this struggle?
(A push to get over the hump and make some big progress has been one reason I haven’t been around much lately. Trying to be more purposeful about my day, “waste” less time on the computer, go to bed earlier, and keep my focus on making progress. But I sure have missed hanging out here!)
I deal with this EVERY SINGLE DAY of my life. I have anxiety but i also have Lyme’s disease and a myriad of other health problems and my yard and house remind me of this daily and it causes great anxiety in me. If i had the health i would gladly tackle it all.