Becoming A Minimalist Mom: Week 2
Since writing my first post on Becoming A Minimalist Mom, I’ve had a lot of other moms reach out and say how they needed the inspiration. They too have been drowning in clutter and are ready to break free!
I love that this has struck a chord and I’ll keep writing so you can see exactly what I’ve done to break out of clutter mode, stop feeling like a martyr and reclaim motherhood with minimalism.
This week I got rid of a TON of books. Mostly mine. Some were children’s books that my kids didn’t care for but most were mine.
I’ve collected books for years about health and wellness and different issues I was trying to address and heal.
I kept holding on to these books in case I needed them again.
I was basically planning on hitting another health crisis and needing to rely on these books once again to help fix myself…
Wait a second… I began to think, aren’t these books just holding me back? Keeping me stuck in a time that I’m no longer in and trying to move on from?
Yes, that’s exactly what they’re doing!
I needed to move on knowing I had learned all I needed to from these books, they had served their purpose and I was healthy and strong and it was time to let go.
As I filled up yet another laundry basket of stuff to bring to Goodwill I felt my stomach flip.
Was I making the right choice? Would I regret this?
I filled the laundry basket and brought it right to Goodwill to get it out of the house and I can’t tell you what a weight that was lifted from me!
I don’t miss those books at all. I’m excited that they’re going to help someone else. I have 2 dresser drawers that are empty because those books are gone and I feel strong and free.
It’s truly amazing what it does to our minds and hearts when we let go of stuff.
It’s so liberating!
What is one thing you’re holding on to for dear life? Something you’re worried about getting rid of because you might need it?
If there is anything that is holding you back and reminding you of a less than comfortable time, I URGE you to LET IT GO!
I want you to write me at hannah(at)hannahhepworth(dot)com and let me know what it is that you’re going to let go of because you no longer want to be stuck!
To Your Minimalist Motherhood!