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Judith Morris - Organised Chaos

Judith's Jottings


Below are my monthly jottings about various aspects of decluttering. You can also click on a keyword to view all relevant 'jottings'.


•  Set yourself up for decluttering success

You want to declutter, you're ready to declutter!
Surely you will succeed at decluttering?
Not necessarily . . . . .



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•  I believed I could outrun overwhelm

In 2015 I was told by my herbalist I had adrenal exhaustion. I had entered a very scary phase of my life. I had no physical energy. My emotions were all over the place. I couldn't manage a logical thought. I felt helpless. It was like staring into a black pit of nothing. 


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•  Be inspired by the energy of spring


In a state of overwhelm you feel stuck with the status quo, albeit that it's far from pleasant. Change is inconceivable. It's not even on your radar.


When you ARE overwhelmed, it IS overwhelming. What I mean is that circumstances and your reaction to those circumstances will have brought about your overwhelm. However, that very state is almost bound to perpetuate itself. It's a vicious circle - and one I am familiar with in so many ways.


In order to break this limiting cycle you need to take some action. It doesn't have to be massive.

But HOW on earth can you get to a place of taking action?

HOW do you get from overhwhelmed to energised and enthused?

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•  Decluttering, an uphill struggle?


In theory it's easy enough. Decide what you don't want. Remove it from your home. Job done. Not a complex process, so why is it that so many people just get stuck?



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•  Meditation - a remedy for overwhelm?

Have you ever considered learning to meditate? Maybe you've held back because you think it won't work for you?  I used to feel the same but now have a completely different perspective! If you experience 'head clutter' then I strongly recommend that you give it a go.


 Meditation - a remedy for overwhelm


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•  Less is more

This is a well worn phrase, often bandied about. I'll be considering how you can apply it to your living space.


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•  Why your clutter is a killjoy

It's normal to want to enjoy life.
But what if your clutter is stopping you from doing that?



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•  2020 - Destination Declutter

Another New Year has arrived! 


Will you use this New Year as an impetus for change? This is about a lot more than making resolutions at midnight.


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•  How can you break the cycle of overwhelm?

It's no secret that I have experienced chronic anxiety and Adrenal Exhaustion. Both were overwhelm inducing and yet also, strangely, a product of overwhelm. It was only when I was at my worst with Adrenal Exhaustion (similar to Chronic Fatigue), that I began to understand the vicious circle of overwhelm that is the experience of many of my clients. 

I began to consider, how might it be possible to step away from this draining experience?



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•  I deactivated my Twitter account - so what?

I'm not sure if I had a rush of blood to the head, but last week I suddenly decided I didn't need Twitter in my life any more. So I deactivated my account. Apparently I have 30 days to change my mind. I know I won't do that.

Read on if you want to know what that has to do with decluttering!


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