Neatnik, Packrat, or Hoarder???
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Ok...so....as I have continued to make healthy lifestyle changes, I've been looking at everything I do and everything and everyone around me. I've finally begun to ask myself if everything in my bubble of a world is healthy and if everything is nurturing my new healthy lifestyle??? Those are some pretty big questions. My hubby always tells me "don't ask questions for which you don't want to hear the answer!" But I know that I need to hear the answers. I need to create a healthy world around me that supports my healthy new life. I don't have the time or energy to continue fighting against the things that surround me and keep pulling me back to unhealthy behaviors and decisions. I am so over that!
So. I realized that my house is waaaaaaay too cluttered. Sadly, it has been on the extreme side of packrat. Last night, I found out that some guys were coming to our house today to do some work for my hubby. I freaked out! I went on a frenzied housecleaning rampage. A huge part of that process was throwing stuff away that isn't needed anymore. I was able to clean the living room, kitchen, and part of the guest room before they arrived. They weren't spotless, but they certainly fell in the "just a little clutter" category. I'll take it! Lol.
I've realized how much I love having a clean living room to sit around in. I'm sitting in there right now while I'm writing this. It just feels good for it to be clean and (relatively) clutter free. Sometimes we just have to throw away the clutter...emotional and physical. It's a process...a journey that we're all on. I believe I'm gaining awareness about myself and my obstacles to the healthy life I desire. Now that I'm aware of these obstacles, I can create my game plan to tackle them and I can get busy making changes to create the healthy world I was meant to live in.