How To Declutter + Life Update

How To Declutter + Life Update

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Remove the mess From Your Life

Hello friends! I know it’s been a while and I sincerely apologize for my lack of effort.A lot has been going on. Having a blog is amazing and I absolutely love having this platform to touch such a diverse audience. I love being able to share any and everything on my mind and communicate with my friends and followers. – With that being said….

Of course I WISH life was just dandelions and butterflies, but the reality is.. It’s not. Life for me has been very rough and stressful. I share a lot on my blog because I want to be completely open and honest with my readers… But… Everything is not meant to be shared. Not that I’m hiding things or being dishonest, it’s just that some things are personal and should remain that way. I don’t want this post to be negative or dry so while I did want to share that little tidbit with you guys… That’s not the topic of this post at all.

How To De-Clutter Your Life

I am working on de-cluttering my life. Becoming the best version of myself. You may remember posts back when I shared my experiences with Anger Management and how much it changed me as a person. If you haven’t read that post yet you can check it out here. Below are just a few steps I’ve taken to declutter my life that I’ve found super helpful! You should try them too!

I went on a cleaning spree.

I’ve cleaned out my car, my phone, my home, my Facebook inbox and I’m ready to do much more! Everything must go! I’ve also donated a lot of extra clothes to Goodwill. Too much clutter gives me Anxiety and thereby puts me in a bad mood so I’m cleaning up and cleaning out!

I’ve set realistic goals.

I want to do so this year but I also want to be realistic and allow time for myself.

A mental + social break.

When I’m upset or unhappy I cannot fake it. It’s not in me. On the other hand, I don’t want to be that “Negative Nancy,” Going around friends with nothing nice to say and a bad attitude. – This is why I decided to take a mental break. Having a schedule for everything can be beneficial but if you’re not 100% ready and in control, it can also be detrimental. For a while I’ve just had a lot on my plate – (I know, I’m the one who put it there) – So when home and private life issues were added to the mix I just broke down. .. Don’t get me wrong. I’m okay, but I just was in severe need of time away from my commitments. So I put the blog, Youtube and social media to the back burner.

Positive Affirmations

To be positive, you must think positive. This is why I’m trying to surround myself with positive words and quotes. Whether it’s on my phone, social media or around the house, I need that affirmation in my day.

New Opportunities

I know right… I was just talking about how stressed I am, now I’m adding more to the pot.. How could I?! Well here’s how! I’m back. I’m ready to pick up where I left off. What’s to come???

  • More consistently posting on the blog + YouTube.
  • More guests post! One coming tomorrow!
  • More involvement in IBD related projects + partnerships

I’m truly looking forward to what’s to come and hope you are too. I appreciate your patients with me during this difficult time. 💜

As always, thanks for reading. Before you go:

Are you on a cleaning spree? What aspects of your life are a little hectic right now? Let me know in the comments below!


  • Posted February 8, 2017 8:46 pm 0Likes
    by Kayleigh Zara

    I’ve recently decluttered a lot of stuff in my life too! It makes me feel so much better and my head feels so much clearer. I’m Kayleigh and I’m from the UK!

  • Posted February 9, 2017 3:02 am 0Likes
    by Tasha louise

    Lovely post, a mental break is what I need at times xxxxx

  • Posted February 9, 2017 4:40 am 0Likes
    by EmmaLanglands

    Decluttering is the best!! It makes you feel so good and refreshed!!
    Hope your okay lovely!! xox

  • Posted February 9, 2017 6:31 am 0Likes
    by abbeylouisarose

    Great to have you back, Shawn! Sounds like you’re taking some really positive steps in your life at the moment and that can only be a good thing! Well done you for donating so much to Goodwill, I always feel better when my house is less cluttered as well, it makes you feel a lot more in control! Good luck with achieving all your new goals, I’m sure you will succeed!


  • Posted February 9, 2017 11:15 am 0Likes
    by Amy

    I definitely think it’s fine to share as much or as little about your life as you want at any time – your blog is your space after all! I really need a declutter, but I have realised how important taking social breaks is for my mental health and just general wellbeing – I’ve stopped having my phone on an evening so I can just get away from it all and it’s been so refreshing!
    Amy xx

  • Posted February 9, 2017 3:46 pm 0Likes
    by lucylovesbeautyxo

    Sometimes a declutter is so needed, I have weeks of just needing to get things sorted and clean and most of all decluttered. My other half goes on the slow and I have been moaning for ages about doing under the stairs…slowly driving me insane haha. xxxxxx

  • Posted February 9, 2017 4:05 pm 0Likes
    by Tania Ribeiro

    Im going through this at the moment. It’s always good to work on being the best version of ourselves.

    Tania ||

  • Posted February 10, 2017 7:36 am 0Likes
    by sianreed93

    Decluttering is one of my hobbies! I always feel so refreshed when I have a huge sort-out! I’m a huge fan of Marie Kondo and her books which are my go-to’s when decluttering!

    Sian x

  • Posted February 11, 2017 11:35 am 0Likes
    by StephsWorld

    Sometimes a declutter is what we need! I really need to do this soon <3

    Steph xx

    Steph's World | Lifestyle Blog |

  • Posted February 12, 2017 5:02 pm 0Likes
    by Single Vegas Girl

    Decluttering is definitely a good thing! It can be a pain to do at times but it is so worth it! (:

    Single Vegas Girl

  • Posted February 13, 2017 8:53 am 0Likes
    by mymeenalife

    It sounds like you are picking yourself back up and starting over after a hard time. Good job! My husband and I are also decluttering – it’s like a breath of fresh air. I’m Ava from the southeast USA.

  • Posted February 13, 2017 4:13 pm 0Likes
    by Stacey Herrera

    Decluttering your life is HUGE. Best life hack – ever! I am definitely a believer, our outer lives reflect our inner experience. When my desk is a mess, I cannot get anything done. Clear it off and inspiration flows like a river. Totally works!

    One other things that helps me to get clear is water! When I am feeling foggy or stuck, odds are I’m likely not drinking enough H2O. Funny how that works, right?! LOL

    Great post… excellent takeaways! Thank you for sharing your story, lending your voice, and being a beacon of light. Deep bow to you

  • Posted February 14, 2017 6:43 pm 0Likes
    by Sheryl Chan

    So true. I need to declutter as well. A messy, clogged up personal environment really affects my mental wellbeing.

  • Posted February 17, 2017 11:19 am 0Likes
    by asouthernceliac

    I’ve been planning on decluttering too! There’s so much “stuff” in my life that I don’t need anymore.

  • Posted February 19, 2017 7:51 am 0Likes
    by Libby

    Decluttering can make you feel like a new person! I think I’ll put that on my to-do list for next week 🙂


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