Jennifer of Simply Fiercely teaches us how to properly declutter.
Episode 1690: Decluttering: How to Decide What to Keep? by Jennifer of Simply Fiercely on Getting Started with Minimalism
Jennifer is a traveller, minimalist and dream chaser. She grew up near Baltimore, Maryland but she caught a bad case of wanderlust at an early age and it has taken her all over the world. She is a reformed shopaholic turned minimalist and believes that clearing out the clutter is a vital part of creating a life you love.
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line before me on the floor- are three pairs of winter boots. Each pairs tempting me my trendy ankle boots, my timeless black booties and my coveted vintage.
boots practically. I know I only need one pair, but how do I decide which one? Maybe I should keep them all
This is me five years ago, when I was just getting started with my minimalist lifestyle and you, my life would be better with less stuff but are struggling to decide what
the key and what shall? I go of mighty cluttering attempts were slow and painful and often complete failures because it constantly faced
prolonging decisions, and I didn't know how to handle them. I know from
Many emails I get from readers each week that my
send alone and feeling this way the number one question mass.
Time and time again is how to decide what to keep on trying to answer
today by sharing world, learn about decision making, and this goes
EL, beyond cluttering, from closet to your career here, a few tips to make difficult choices, easier, pausing create space to reflect
the first and most important thing idea when facing a difficult decision is to pause and step back from the situation does because more facing difficult decisions about anything not just.
water is easy to get lost in our thoughts into lose sight of the big picture, for example,
de cluttering up, often struggle with killed about past mistakes and, like spent
two hundred dollars on a dress, addressing never worn self acceptance. Accepting a beauty.
or because of who I am, and not because of my hundred pairs shoes, external obligations feeling obliged to keep or do things
I don't want to anyone down in deep emotions.
Letting strong memories overwhelming and cloud my judgement, these feelings off, of make it difficult to think rationally and can turn simple decisions into difficult ones. After all of sudden, clean out our closets or say goodbye to our junk drawer should be easy. In theory, pausing and taking a moment to remove ourselves from the situation, creates space to make rational decisions and to think about the big picture to find boundaries. Speaking
picture one, the most powerful things I've learned to do is use boundaries. Tell me make decisions, also get my wardrobe. For example. Five years ago I decided to embrace minimalism, and my closet was my first challenge a challenge it was. I was using my entire second bedroom to store my huge collection of shoes, handbags and clothes declaring my closet felt like an impossible task, and at first it was, I made several times and failed.
Over and over again until I decided to change my approach instead of haphazard Lee making decisions, as I went, I decided to step back and
I'd what I wanted most for my wardrobe
the items I loved and war. Most often for inspiration- and I took note of patterns- I loved neutral colors-
a preferred a skinny silhouette now was chose to wear
comfortable and low maintenance pieces using this
nation, I decided ahead of time what things are no longer keep including Maxie skirt.
Flare genes, rising voluminous on the bottom anything white or dry clean. Only on I bit laundry or break
colors. My feel more me, neutrals. What I did was create a vision for my wardrobe, then use this vision to define boundaries, doing
This took distress and emotion out of decision making and also helped with decision fatigue
overwhelmed. We feel when faced with too many choices. The simple system can you.
I do so many areas of your life. If you d clearing your bedroom, decide the purpose of your space and then define what belongs if you're, declaring your schedule,
ask what you want to get done and then to find your priorities. If you're thinking of changing careers, ask why you work and what you want to achieve, then, to find your search criteria with any decision focusing
vision and using it to define boundaries can help. You make better choices, acknowledge and address your fears.
Even with your big picture in mind and clearly defined boundaries, you might still struggle to make declaring decisions when this happens is often because of fear. That needs to be acknowledged and addressed. Usually this fear manifests itself as a general fear of making the wrong decision, but if we dig deeper we can usually get more
Civic, I'm afraid to get rid of my black jack it, because I'm I needed to put together an outfit
I'm afraid to get rid of my extra dinner place, because I might have company over I'm afraid, quit my job, because it made me
I can't get another one later from the trivial to the important specifically acknowledging your fear will help you make a better decision now that you know what's holding you back, you can address it, go to the worst case scenario
then the best case scenario. Then the likelihood of each scenario happening armed with this information were better equipped to face our fears and make a decision.
After all acknowledging the worst case scenario of borrowing, a dining said from your neighbor, might give you the perspective. You need to move forward Excel,
There isn't always a right or wrong answer. Finally, when faced with a tough decision, sometimes we need to accept that there isn't a clear right or wrong answer you might not be able to
Predict how many saucepan you'll need in the future or if you'll, regret, sang
by your high school yearbooks or if you set
Villages are really enough, but this is in a bad thing. Instead is an amazing opportunity when there is no best decision
were given an amazing opportunity to redefine ourselves as a philosopher Ruth chain tells us, and our TED talk quote when we create reasons for us,
also become this kind of person. Rather than that. We,
I heartily become the people that we are in mice,
that we become the authors of our own lives. End quote to me: this means that Wendy cluttering or making any difficult decision. We have the opportunity to redefine,
and who we are instead of worrying, which pair of boots to keep, we can decide to be someone who throws any pair of shoes on her feet on the way to new and exciting adventures.
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