Good morning, friends. I’m up on this memorial day morning at an ungodly hour, owing to the fact that I have school related stress on my mind. I have to finish studying for an exam. I also have three articles left to find for my dissertation, and those are due tomorrow (I found 2/5 last night and it took me hours to properly read them). Oh, and I only worked out three times this week so far.
All that to say, my mind is full of to-do’s with little space for sleep. I couldn’t fall back asleep no matter how hard I tried. But I’ll tell you one thing that’s going right: my room. When you have a chaotic day (like the one I’m setting into motion right now), it helps to have a peaceful room to come back to. So, I decided to declutter. The process was slow.
I have been reselling clothes for about 5 years now as a little side hustle, in addition to having 2 jobs, 20+ hours of clients per week, and being a full time student. A client said a wise thing today: “if you are doing too many things at once, then nothing ever really gets done well”. At least, when it comes to Poshmark, this was the case.
Instead, I lived with a giant dresser full of stuff I didn’t want, in a walk-in closet that was already chock full of my own belongings. The stuff you see in my bed is only the stuff that was actually “mine”; the dresser had enough stuff in it to clothe several humans or one maximalist, and I knew for a fact that I didn’t want any of it.
I also decluttered my bookshelf, although I don’t have photographic evidence. What I do have are several bags of books that no longer spark joy (heck, they probably never did).
It feels a lot more peaceful to come into my room after a long day. I did a cost benefit analysis and realized that the tiny amount of money I’d make from selling a few items once in a while is far more insignificant than the happiness gains I could make. So, um. Lots of things are gone, and I’m happier.
I haven’t finished decluttering my space. I still have to declutter the bathroom and my desk, so I don’t want to get ahead of myself. However, I can say that I feel more calm in my room now.