“I’m sorry, I’m not doing very well with this today.”
This is a phrase that I hear from clients who have a beautiful goal of decluttering their homes. In their minds they see a magazine-worthy version of their spaces and they want to get there quickly. Sometimes, though, they feel like they aren’t doing enough to get to that goal. Sometimes they are tired or in a funk or in a space in their homes that hold things that they like and things that are useful for their family.
With everything in me I try to express grace and instill the sense of accomplishment. I do this because I really have a lot of grace to give and they really are accomplishing things.
Decluttering a home has a lot to do with actual things leaving the house but decluttering a home also has a lot to do with the intention and attitude of the owner of those belongings.
The same clients who feel like they aren’t doing a good job in that moment also have found themselves decluttering on their own, bringing less into their homes, and enjoying their homes more and more.
Progress is progress. Sometimes it is seen in the physical house and sometimes it is seen in the growth of the person. Keep going, you can do it!