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How I am going to holistically declutter my life.


We have all heard of the term 'minimalism'. It is quite the buzz word at the moment and is meant to help us organise our lives within this ever increasingly fast paced existence that we have become accustomed to.

I have been in a rut ,I call it a FUNK when explaining it to my loved ones. I have had so many ideas running around in my head, and so much information at my fingertips about health and wellness that I have been feeling ever so busy but actually achieving so little .

Throw in a busy household to run, parents with needs, adult children with concerns and basic life and it all adds up to what a woman I truly admire Sarah Wilson calls a cluster F**K. (By the way her book "First we make the beast beautiful" is incredible for anyone suffering from anxiety or depression)


So while walking home today after dropping my husband's car off at the panel beaters... he was rear ended yesterday by someone who is also suffering from a similar FUNK. (Note another job that was not expected to have to be done this week!)

I had a good think about where I am right now and where I want to be in the very near future, and it dawned on me that I need to minimise everything in my life. I thought of the minimalism documentary. I loved the movie and the concept it portrays, and I would urge you to watch it as it can be a game changer.

I thought even further than just decluttering my home and surroundings .Minimalism applies to all the segments of my life.

I thought of when I wake in the morning and the first thoughts are, "oh I must remember to call so and so and see how they are doing" or "I must remember to do this, or move that or check this". The overload is already beginning in that moment and the chemical reaction in the brain is already changing from one of rest and relaxation to one of stress and the overwhelming perception of busyness.

With this the cortisol is starting to pump through my veins and my liver is going "Oh no! not again here we go "!!!! Add a nice coffee ,and BOOM I am off on a cortisol cocktail rush that is so detrimental to my health and wellbeing.

I thought of all the jobs and obligations that I have and have created for myself through various kind gestures. I realise how much of my time is spent doing small things throughout the day which are either for other people or really inconsequential and do not actually serve any real benefit to me in any way or form. It makes my day very bitsy and I can't focus as I am constantly multi tasking in my head.

I thought of how complicated our food and cooking is as we have coeliacs, vegans and a type 1 diabetic in the home.

The list goes on and on, but realistically my life and head space is just too complicated and it needs to change so that I can get so much more fulfilment and time for myself.

I think today and the goings on of the last few months is the catalyst to reassess everything in my life so I can align with my deeper core and exactly who I want to be and the path I want my life to follow.


I decided it is all about Holistic living for me, working with my true feelings and aligning with who I am as a person, as a woman ,a wife ,a mother, a sister, an aunt and a daughter. Its all about aligning the true me to my work as a Health coach and a therapist.

I absolutely love my work and I value each and every client that I am able to see and help, it gives me an inner feeling of peace and joy when I can change someones life even in the smallest of ways.


With all this said where to from here in my journey to Holistically decluttering my life?


I have decided to set up a 28 day Declutter my life programme.

So starting on Monday the 4th of March 2019 I will begin my 28 day challenge to declutter my life in the most holistic way possible. It is not about getting rid of everything all at once it is about working through the process of change in a slow and practical manner.


I will share my journey with you and record how and why I have made certain changes to create the freedom that is symbolic of the picture above.


I look forward to sharing this journey with you over the next few weeks.


Thanks for taking the time to read this, may each moment of your day be amazing.


Ash xxx



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