Using a memory box helps honour our memories, whilst getting organised.
It’s nearly the end of March, a new season is upon us and New Year’s resolutions feel like a long time ago. With the Easter long weekend coming up, you might be contemplating either heading away or tackling a home organisation project.
One area of home organisation we often put off is tackling sentimental items.
Today, I am going to share how we can get organised whilst honouring our memories, with a memory box.
Yes, it’s nearly the end of the year again. And as busy mothers, we know that the holidays at this time of year bring great joy but also potential overwhelm.
With the school year wrapping up (here in the Australia anyway), the working year heading into end-of-year party time, plus the holiday season rapidly approaching, many of us are rushed off our feet for these last few weeks of the year. We have multiple things to do on our to-do list, places to be and people to see. Plus, as mothers, we tend to have a huge list of things to get done that don’t even make it onto our to-do list!
Avoiding feeling overwhelmed is even more important if you are experiencing grief or a heightened emotional state.
But how do we find calm in this space? How do we avoid feeling overwhelmed?
As adults, we know that there will be days when things go wrong. The bus is late, the kids are naughty, you spill your coffee, the dog vomits on the carpet and so on. Knowing this and accepting that these days (or nights) will occur is part of life.
But we can protect ourselves from further challenges by being prepared. Not prepared to fail, but prepared to be successful even when things are not going so well.
And the key? Being organised.
As a busy mum, perhaps like me, you are familiar with the feeling that your home can turn from ‘neat and tidy’ to ‘bomb site’ in the mere blink of an eye. (Hello, the kids are home from school and with them comes the mess…)
It’s super frustrating! And I am guilty of ranting and raving at the children, my husband and myself about how if we were just better organised we could keep our home neat and tidy for longer.
But, can I let you in on a secret? Are you ready?
It’s not about being organised. No, organisation just won’t cut it.
True change will only come from getting rid of stuff; from decluttering.