Are you burned out on decluttering?
Burnout is REAL!
If you’ve been decluttering for a while, you might be afraid to stop (for fear that you won’t start again). Or you may think there’s no way you have the luxury of taking a break.
Taking a break is NOT a luxury, my friend.
And if you never give yourself permission to slow down, you might find yourself paralyzed and unable to lift a finger.
This is burnout.
It’s the topic of the video I just finished.
Maybe it’s time to take a break. But make sure your break serves you and doesn’t make it really hard to start decluttering again.
Watch this video to find out:
- how to know when it’s time to rest
- what you should never stop doing even in periods of rest
- what you must avoid doing if you’re not actively decluttering
- what true rest looks like and how it’s different from wasting time
Extra Tips for Avoiding Burnout While Decluttering
Have a Plan
Diving in with no clear action plan is a recipe for a disaster when you have a lot of clutter to address. Making a plan and a schedule will keep you focused and help you tune into that task at hand.
Work with Small, Bite-sized Tasks
When creating your plan, make sure you break it all down into manageable mini tasks. (We teach this method in Step-by-Step Decluttering, by the way!)
An example of this would be to declutter and clear out the basement shelves instead of the entire basement.
And then, be sure to complete those mini tasks before moving on to the next. This will help you to see and feel real progress without overwhelm setting in.
Decluttering After a Break
And once you’ve had a rest, you might need some extra motivation to get back in the groove of decluttering.
- Check out these tips for decluttering after a long break for help!
- If you’re stuck, here are 10 unusual ways to get unstuck!