Experiencing writer’s block? Work block? Life block? Give thought to doing some decluttering. It can prove quite therapeutic. It frees/organizes physical spaces while soothing stress and clearing the mind.
When I’m at a loss as to what to post, I focus on something else, something simple, distracting, but absorbing. For some, it’s cooking. For others, like me, it’s getting the home in [some sort of] order.
Besides taking you away from the task of posting, consider the benefits of decluttering. You’ll have: ♥ less to clean/dust and manage down the road ♥ less stress, because there’s nothing more stressful [and annoying] than seeing all the things that need cleaning and/or decluttering ♥ more time (because you won’t have to do as much or work as hard the next time around) ♥ a sense of accomplishment (if not relief).
Now, you’re undoubtedly thinking of all the rooms that will require the removal of unneeded/unnecessary “things” and groaning and moaning at the thought. Don’t. One thing at a time, at a day.
List all the decluttering/reorganizing you want to do . . . and dedicate one or two hours a day—or week, whatever works for you—and do it! I’ve been binge-decluttering for a week now, one room and area at a time. I know my limits—like when I start frothing at the mouth or swearing once too often. When I’ve reached either stage, it’s time to walk away and chill.
While you’re decluttering/reorganizing, look at what you’ve accumulated over time. Ask yourself, honestly, the following questions. Do I really need to keep this? Does it serve a purpose? Or is it just a dust-collector?
Check off your completed tasks at the end of the aft/day/eve. Even one checkmark is something to be proud of. You did it! You really did it.
And you know another little plus about decluttering? It’s “unintentional” exercise, something I don’t believe I get enough of. With the shelf-scrubbing, moving [of items], bending and crouching, I do believe I’m getting a fairly decent workout. And that’s very good. 😊
Now, will decluttering/reorganizing/cleaning remove the writer’s block? Maybe yes, maybe no. I find, when I’m distracted and/or focused on something else, a post idea often pops into my head . . . like posting about decluttering! <LOL>
Hmmmmmm. Maybe the next post should be about dusting techniques.