Today’s Read: Decluttering

I’m trying to get back into daily posts, but I’ll keep them short.

I always have a million and a half articles saved to read, and I rarely get to them. So, I put a daily reminder on my calendar and picked a category for each day like diet culture articles, small businesses advice, etc. I have Wildcard Wednesdays for things that don’t fit my usual categories, and today, ironically, was about decluttering. Reading an article about decluttering to declutter my reading list?! Surely not nooooo.

Anyway, it’s called “‘Clearing our space clears our mind’: Top decluttering tips from professional organizers” by Ryan Ermey, and my favorite part was how it talked about ways to make habits stick. Yesterday, I attended an ADHD webinar about that very thing, and they discussed habit stacking, which is exactly what this article references (the dishwasher/email connection).

Have you tried habit stacking? How do you feel about decluttering? Share your thoughts in the comments, please!

And now, I’m going to declutter one of my desk drawers.

Get a Free Thing!

Oh, hi. I don’t know how we’re a week away from the end of January, but apparently, time isn’t concerned with my sense of reality.

Anyway, free things! I’m starting a newsletter in March, and you can get a free thing if you sign up for that mailing list, which you can do here! Is the free thing worth it? Heck yeah! It’s all about re-finding your wholeness. It’s an easy PDF, and it gives you some good stuff to think about.

Other updates:

  • My Understanding Privilege course is live on Thinkific and available for $30! Even if you aren’t ready to take it, you can sign up to my school and get access to free content.
  • Thursday, January 25th at 7:30 U.S. Central Standard Time is my next Difficult Dinner Discussion on Instagram Live.
  • The next course–Bad Ass Bitchery: A Practical, Actionable Guide to Patriarchy Busting–is coming on February 1st via Thinkific! It’s customized for different comfort levels, so there’ll be something in there for everyone.
  • That newsletter I mentioned is coming March 15th!
  • I did a Pay It Forward style giveaway at DreiBerge Coffee in Des Moines’s Historic East Village, and I cannot wait to do that again! I’m hoping to do it once a month.
  • My Patreon Patrons helped me come up with ideas for my newsletter . . . which will probably look like this in structure. But it’ll be themed content, and I am PSYCHED about that!
  • SO MUCH MORE. I can’t tell you everything, but I’ve landed a new client, and I’m so excited to be working with them!
  • As I’ve updated on Instagram, I’ve been fighting depression (seasonal, political, PMDD, who knows), but I’m hoping I’m on the way out of this funk. If I’m honest, that’s why I haven’t posted. I’d apologize for being inconsistent, but, you know . . . brain shit.

Tell me YOUR good news in the comments! 💚

12/8: Resource of the Day (RoD), Anti-Semitic Attack

Content warning: The link contains a news story including violence and hatred against Jewish people.

A Jewish friend of mine shared this on Instagram. Had she not done that, I’d have never heard about it. I’m curious how many others heard about it or not. I am wholly unqualified to discuss anything regarding Judaism or the lives and struggles of Jewish people. My goal is to continue to learn, but it’s hard when such stories get buried by the onslaught that is Trumpism and its consequences.