Once in a while a day comes and right in the middle of it you realize your priorities have been totally off the mark. Today was one of those days.
I want to say it's been an easy week, but I admit it's been one of the toughest and one of the best I've had in a long while. Traveling hasn't been difficult and being with family has been wonderful.
While I haven't been decluttering, sorting, or organizing, minimalism has been at the forefront of my mind in a different sense. I have had several long term issues I've been dealing with and have been trying hard to find solutions for.
My church has been having an amazing revival this week and the big thing I've taken home is to let go and let God.
I cannot solve everything for everyone. I can only make sure my home is secure. I can be there for my husband and son and be the best wife and mother I know how to be. I can try to help others, but if they don't accept that help, then I am not obligated to keep helping.
Rather I have to keep my priorities as priorities.
- Serving God,
- loving my husband and son,
- caring for myself and my home are my top priorities
I can't let anything get in the way of those. So, while I haven't done any physical decluttering I am proud to say I've done some emotional decluttering and am finally able to accept the peace God has been giving me all these years.
These three books are a testament to my decision. The red book is my King James Bible, the green is my bullet journal, and the black book is my prayer journal.
I'm thanking Jesus for leading me to this realization and I am excited to be putting it into practice starting tonight.
How do you practice emotional decluttering? Do you think it's an important aspect of minimalism?