Do you brace yourself for decluttering? Roll up your sleeves, grit your teeth and plough through it? This Saturday, how about turning that grimness into something a whole lot more fun – welcome to your Decluttering Spa, where self care meets joy in an uplifting and energizing way.
Set the scene by getting a good night’s sleep. Perhaps some morning stretches before a delicious breakfast. A brisk walk outside to enjoy the sunshine and then hop into the shower. Yes, you’ll get grubby again but approaching a task as if it’s a pleasure, something you’re looking forward to, helps set the intention for your decluttering time. Get dressed in comfortable clothes that don’t make you feel like you just scoured the rag bag for the most unflattering sweatpants you have. Maybe even throw on a little lipstick.
Select your soundtrack. Is it the sounds of nature, birds chirping through an open window? Soothing background music or do you prefer take charge music with a strong beat and sing along lyrics? It’s your Spa, you get to choose.
If you’re okay with scents, light a candle or start your diffuser. Choose a fragrance that’s light and encouraging.
Before you get started, take a moment and take three breaths just for you. Calm in breaths, deep and relaxing out breaths. Think about what you’re doing and why.
Set the timer for 20 minutes and begin! No matter what, take a break when the timer rings. Stretch, do five jumping jacks, drink some water. Either stop when it rings or reset it for another 20 minutes.
At the end of your session, take a few minutes to congratulate yourself on a job well done and then change out of your decluttering clothes, take another shower if you need to and then head on out to the rest of your day. Relaxed, refreshed, radiant in the knowledge that you’re taking action to deal with your clutter.
P.S. As you leave, don’t forget to make an appointment for your next visit to the decluttering spa. We’ll see you soon!
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