Five Minute Friday: Help

Sometimes work, classes, family, friends, significant others, and even strangers can have us feeling overwhelmed to the point of tears. That was me this past weekend.

I felt suffocated and stressed out by everything. So what did I do?

Instead of my typical trip to the mall for retail therapy, I pulled my hair into a messy bun, made a cup of coffee, and opened my closet doors. Nothing was safe…

I purged it of torn, stained, and ill-fitting clothing… and then tackled rearranging everything that remained (including backpacks, shoes, purses, wallets, belts, etc.). It turned into an all day cleaning fest in my bedroom and believe it or not — it helped.

I felt rejuvenated and much happier when my room was cleaned and my closet organized. Somehow taking a day to myself to tear my closet apart (and put it back together) brought me to a better place. I was more thankful for the items within and didn’t make my usual mistake of draining my bank account with purchases that were made solely because I had been in a bad mood. I found clothing items that I haven’t worn in awhile and now am more excited about shopping in my own closet again… who knows, I may even trade in the Nike shorts and workout tank for real clothes this week πŸ˜‰

This late night post was inspired by Five Minute Friday — even though it’s Tuesday. All are welcome to join and the simple rules are posted in the link. New one-word prompt every Friday!

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  1. July 27, 2016 / 3:18 am

    Stopping in from FMF! Oh, I can SO relate to being energized by a good closet overhaul!!!! I get excited just thinking about it!

    • July 27, 2016 / 3:21 am

      I wasn’t expecting it to completely change my attitude about my horrible week. I was very surprised, honestly. Sometimes it’s the little things!

  2. July 28, 2016 / 3:33 pm

    Sounds like a good plan! I’m glad it helped — and I’m sure you’re thrilled to have a more organized space! πŸ™‚ Thanks for writing and linking up with FMF!

    • July 28, 2016 / 3:59 pm

      Of course πŸ™‚ I always have my eyes peeled for writing inspiration!

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