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Making Room for Me | The Battle for You

by Cindy Ratzlaff

The current allergy season has brought me to my knees. A trip to the hospital after an asthma scare lead to a diagnosis of bronchial asthma and bronchitis and frankly, I’m exhausted from being sick.  I’ve been forced to slow down, rest more and be very purposeful with my energy.

Since going outside right now seems to be like walking into a pollen filled box, I’ve been staying in, watching way too much HG-TV and fretting over the state of my own house.  Where is that Yard Crasher guy when I’m at Home Depot?  I decided to use my time this weekend to take one action that would help me feel better next week.  So in addition to resting more, I cleaned my office.  I finally put together the shelves I have needed for a year, started to sort through the piles of papers and magazines I need to read through and put things into files.  I’m a procrastinator and that leads to piles and piles of things “I’ll get to later.”

This morning I’m breathing better, both physically and emotionally.  It’s amazing how putting our personal space in order can put our minds at ease.  Delving into those piles of clutter made me realize how much clutter weighs on us psychically.  I’ve decided that every day this month, I’ll throw out or donate one thing I no longer need. Sometimes it will be a physical thing and sometimes, I suspect, it will be an outdated idea, thought or belief.

Today I’m taking a pile of procrastination out of my house.  So saayeth this Queen.  How about you?  Do you need to clean out the clutter, either physically or emotionally?  Let’s “toss” things here, together.

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4 Responses to “Making Room for Me | The Battle for You”

  1. Sylvia Myers says:

    You hit the nail (me) on the head today, Queen Cindy.

    I want to get rid of “stuff” both mentally and physically. I have been concentrating on the mental but it occurred to me as I was reading your post this morning that perhaps I will mix in more of the physical while working on the mental. I think the immediate gratification — of being able to see the difference — of removing some of the physical clutter will keep me more highly motivated in both areas.


  2. cindy says:

    Queen Sylvia, I’m always surprised, after I de-clutter, how much those piles have been weighing me down. I’m not done yet, but I’ve declared a 75% job well done!!

  3. lucy says:

    Wow… so sorry you’re not feeling well. I think though, you’re right… if I can get some of the personal mess cleaned up around me, I think it can help unburden my overwhelmed state of frazzlement! (if that’s Not a word… It should be!!) I’ve been busy trying to live the life i want to lead and I am happy to be busy and enjoying a lot of ME time, but I’ve overlooked that I am also someone who needs my space tidy and organized and I feel so crazy that it’s gotten SOooo out of control at my home. I NEED to get back to a neat organized home, to lift this weight from my aching shoulders.
    feel better and thanks once again for great wisdom!!

  4. cindy says:

    Queen Lucy, That is exactly what’s been happening for me. I need a tidy space around me but it had gotten so chaotic. I’m feeling much better now, both environmentally and on the mend health wise.

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