Let Freedom Ring!

I hope you are having a wonderful and safe 4th of July weekend celebration with those you love and enjoy being around! I have been back in my home town of Rupert Idaho and have really enjoyed the small town celebrations and festivities! Let Freedom Ring!

Do you ever pondered on how you got to where you are today?

  • The town you live in.

  • The house you've made a home.

  • The job you work at.

  • The friends you have that feel more like family.

  • The cars you drive.

  • The items in your house/garage/drawers.

I know....It is kind of interesting to go down that road and think about what led us here. Sometimes it's happy times and memories. Sometimes it's tough times and memories. Either way, you survived and are here right now! Good job!🎉😍🎉

Last year when I was faced with a significant fork in the road, I asked myself that same question.... "How did I end up here?" I had collected a lot of "things" and many of them were weighing me down. I was ready to let go of stuff and free up my life and my mind.

So why do we collect so much stuff? It's a great question and I want you to know it's not your fault. (At least part of it) Here are the ABC's of why we collect!

A: Acquiring - We acquire new items in our every day to day life like groceries, gifts and new clothing. The issue is, when things come in we don't purge at the same rate! When you are starting to declutter, do a 21 item toss once a week. Once you have decluttered your space, you will want to do this monthly/regularly to ensure you maintain a consistent level of stuff. My other rule of 1 in 1 out is a game changer! I started doing this when I bought my RV and embraced tiny living! The last few months, I have challenged myself and done the 1 in 3 out rule! 🤯

B: Buying - Compulsive or mindless shopping is a problem that many people struggle with! If you find that you are shopping out of boredom, stress or just for the thrill, I recommend talking to someone about it.🙋‍♀️ Our brains get a dopamine hit every time we buy something! Before buying an item, you can ask yourself:

  1. Do I need this or just want this?

  2. What will I get rid of if I buy this item?

  3. Do I have space for this?

  4. Will this item bring me happiness long term?

C: Consenting - This is when we allow other people, or even our own guilt, to pressure us into holding onto things we don't even want! WHAT?!? Storing items for grown children or keeping sentimental items, only because you feel "bad" or think you "should" is consenting to clutter! It's time to stand up for yourself and your home and say no to guilty clutter! Only keep what you use and love!

Here's your assignment for the week!

Before every purchase you make this week (except groceries), I want you to ask yourself these 4 questions:

  1. Do I need this or just want this?

  2. What will I get rid of if I buy this item?

  3. Do I have space for this?

  4. Will this item bring me happiness long term?

I want you to notice how you feel when you stop to think about the answers to these questions. Is it easier to walk away from an item? Do you spend less money when you ask these questions? Sometimes, you will find peace with just slowing down the buying process. There is freedom in owning less "stuff"! I promise and that is why I am on a mission to help others declutter their life and their mind. 💖💕💖 If you have someone who you think would find value in this information, please forward this to them or send them this LINK to sign up to receive my Monday Motivation emails! Thanks!!! I do a free 45 minute session with all of my clients. Are you ready to start decluttering your life? It's time! It will be freeing, I promise! Let's do this! Your Life Coach Robin P.S. You can do hard things! If you missed a Monday Motivation and want to read previous weeks, CLICK HERE.

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