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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'.


•  Have you ever thought of excess body weight, as clutter?

There are more similarities than you might think. Clutter creeps up on you, and to begin with you might not be sure where it all came from. Isn't it more or less the same with putting on weight? One day you can zip up your jeans with ease, then one day you realise, your jeans are too tight for comfort. 


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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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•  Time to plot a different course?


Earlier this month I celebrated my 58th birthday in the most unusual circumstances. Despite my hopes, this Covid-19 situation meant that activity outside the home was still strictly limited. We made the best of it and I had a lovely day, but of course none of us quite knows when normality will return.


Birthdays are often a cause for reflection. Recently I've been thinking about the fact that every so often in life I've had some kind of clarion call to adjust my way of being. That's the best way I can describe it. I believe we are designed to change and evolve and that opportunities will present themselves if we are open to them. The way you lived ten years ago is unlikely to serve you now. Maybe the way you lived last year no longer serves you? How about last week? Only you will know.


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•  Are you fuelled by fear?

Chronic anxiety was my default setting for most of my life. It took a long time for me to realise it, but yes, I was fuelled by fear. In 2015 it caught up with me in the form of adrenal exhaustion, a debilitating experience of extreme overwhelm. 


Right now fear is practically in the air we all breathe. Read on to find out what you can do to reduce the impact of fear.


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•  Decluttering as a form of self-care

Self-care is a bit of a buzz word right now. It's up there with Hygge and Mindfulness as being something we are all supposed to embrace for the sake of our own health. What about decluttering, though? Could that really be self-care also?


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•  Are you able to love yourself?

The entire month of February seems dominated by Valentine's Day, don't you think? It's neatly placed at the mid-point of the month and let's face it, in the Northern hemisphere at any rate, we could all do with a bit of warm-hearted love this month!

What does this have to do with decluttering? Read on to find out.


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•  When the clutter in your home belongs to others

Last month I visited a local WI group to deliver my 'Life changing decluttering' talk. As usual there was conversation afterwards about all things clutter. Two ladies mentioned that their clutter challenge was not exactly of their own making. The clutter they have at home doesn't belong to them! Does this sound familiar?

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