For those of you that don’t know, this is Dr. Drew of Celebrity Rehab, a show I don’t watch unless it pops up while I’m changing channels, and then I can’t always look away.
And no, I haven’t exactly relapsed per se, but I think I’d admit to pretty much anything if Dr. Drew was giving me that look. Squirrel pretty much nailed it when he called it the – “You can do better.” look.
Well, I can (and can’t) do better.
Have you ever noticed that you can go along for weeks with all your balls in the air until someone adds just one more, and this happens:
Then no one (especially you) seems to remember that you balanced 100 things for as many days when 101 sets you this far back.
It won’t be news to you that I’m finding out that I am exactly the same person as I was in May of last year, only with 10,000 fewer things.
I’m still an overwhelmed Mom operating just one ball short of a blow out. And as much as I’d like to say that getting rid of 10,000 things changed me, that wouldn’t be the whole truth. The fact is, I may always need a little help keeping decluttering somewhere near the top of my list of priorities.
Looking back on the challenge it amazes/amuses me that it all started with something as simple as a picture. The key to my motivation was simply seeing my stuff through your eyes. And, of course, the fact that you didn’t all cancel your subscriptions upon reading stuff like this.
Well, I think it’s time to pick up the camera again, but let’s leave the numbers out of it this time. Will you join me in a motivation experiment?
Take out your phone, camera, or even just your finger frame and snap a shot of any area in your home where you can (and want) do better (cue: Dr. Drew’s understanding but disappointed look). If you’re really brave, you can imagine how a Home Show host might introduce your picture to their audience. Now, go on with your life.
What happened? Did you make any changes? Did you get rid of anything? Did you do it all at once or slowly over the course of a week? How did it make you feel?
How does your inner Dr. Drew look now?