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Word of the Week – Cluttered

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Each Friday, I would like to share a word of the week with you. Something that summarises what I’ve been up to, how I’ve felt and how life is generally going. I’d love if you’d share one in the comments. It can be so therapeutic to reflect on what’s been happening, good or bad!

This week I have chosen the word Cluttered

My mind has been cluttered. The house has been cluttered. My diary has been cluttered. Do you ever find that? Sometimes you’re faced with a group of days that just seem to disappear in a fog and you can’t make head nor tail of what’s been going on. I feel like I’ve not even been doing that much!

Ironically, one of the goals which I set for myself at the beginning of this month was to meditate daily. When I do practice meditation it really helps me to stay on top of my thoughts and my mental health. It calms me and helps me to manage each day. I’m definitely seeing the impact of skipping meditation now!

Of course, what happens when you’ve got a cluttered brain? The house just seems to descend into chaos as well. Ok, chaos may be an exaggeration. We’ve been ordering Christmas gifts, doing DIY and hosting friends. It adds up to enough Amazon boxes to build a small fort, screws and drills an shelves on the floor and lots of washing bed sheets. It’s really nothing to complain about. In the moment though, it just added to my frustration.

Things got so on top of me that I ended up abandoning a few things last week. My poor blog was forgotten about for starters! I also skipped half of the cleaning and ignored several more items on my to do list than I care to mention. Again, none of these really matter at the end of the day, but of course even just thinking about them has cluttered my brain.

Just writing this has been helpful. Like a spot of spring cleaning. The frustration is out of my head and into a post. Now I can move on with a little less weight on my shoulders. Thank you for reading, you’ve really helped me to feel better!

Emma x


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  1. I’m glad that writing it all down has helped. I find that when I get cluttered, both in the house and mind, I give myself little tasks to tackle a little at a time. It may not get done as quickly but helps to stop me from burning out. xx

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      That’s a great way of doing things Anne! At least you know you’re making some sort of progress that way, don’t you? #WotW

  2. I like the concept of decluttering your brain – writing tends to do that for me as well! I definitely find that the more cluttered the house is, the more cluttered my brain tends to get too. Hope that you can manage to find time to get back into meditating daily and get back on top of the clutter once more. #WotW

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      Thanks Louise. I’m starting the week with a clean house and a festive candle burning and I feel far better already! #WotW

  3. It sounds like you’ve had a lot on your mind but it does sound like the meditaion should help.
    I’m glad writing this helped a little. x

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      It helped so much Kim, feeling a lot better today! 🙂 #WotW

  4. Clutter is something we all have to guard against, Emma, and it’s not always easy!! Meditation is such a useful thing, and I would love ur daughter to do something in this line, as she is a devil for jumping from one thing to another and getting a little overcome! #WOTW

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      I’d really encourage her to try it out, or finding something else similar that might work for her. It honestly makes such a difference for me. Starting a new week feeling so much better! 🙂 #WotW

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