Week One of the 28 Day Life Detox

A week’s worth of decluttering my life and it feels so great.  I was in a lot of pain this week, so I am happy with all that I was able to accomplish.  Before I would have said, “I wish that I had accomplished more,” and I feel that sassy little negative voice trying to whisper those unkind things lingering there under the surface.  But I’m not giving her any energy, power, or entertaining anything she has to say.

A week without social media has been pretty nice, I must say.  I have gotten a lot accomplished.  And I have spent a lot of time just being in my head.  It’s a very strange place to be.  But without the distractions and the longing to live someone else’s life, I’ve been able get a lot of stuff done AND enjoy my own life.

On the first day of decluttering, I cleaned out my contact list on my phone, as well as unused apps.  This was really hard for me, because the numbers I erased were mostly those of Animal Control Officer, police departments, shelter and other government contacts I worked with regularly, during my time in animal welfare.  It was a nice walk down memory lane, but I had bittersweet feelings of wanting to be back in the field. As I went through each contact, I honored the memory I had of working with individual, and their compassion and dedication.  I sent prayers of healing and prosperity to them, and pushed delete.  It was hard, but very therapeutic.  I wouldn’t have guessed, that having old numbers in my contact list would have any impact on me.  But after the purge, I did feel lighter and had a sense of new energy.

I was able to declutter my craft area, which next to my work space, holds the most phyical clutter in my life.  Here is a graveyard of uncompleted project, and projects that never got started and books.  So the only thing I allowed myself to keep, were my dream catcher supplies, peg doll supplies and paints.  Everything else had to go. And go it did! Three bag went to the Good Will.  I have a small pile of dog training books, that I need to let go.  But taking them to Good Will doesn’t feel right to me, so I need to find a new home for them.  A few books are really special to me, but I don’t have a purpose for them anymore so they need to go.  It’s strange how attached we become to stuff.

The best part of all this, is that I have had more time with my little guy.  I’m in the moment with him and not distracted by my phone.  I have also noticed his behavior is much better.  He’s not acting out to get my attention, because he has it.

I was able to make bread, do some meal prepping, journaling, and lots of reading.  Over all I feel lighter and even though I’m still struggling with pain and fatigue (still working on getting to the bottom of this) I feel so much better.

I can’t wait to see what week 2 brings!!!

In Love & Magic,
~Jen~

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