After being extremely gung-ho about simplifying my life for the last a month and a half, I suddenly lost all desire to declutter. I just got tired of all the decision making that occurs when decluttering. My brain was starting to hurt. It’s very difficult to whittle away stuff day after day. Even though I knew that I would feel better with less stuff, I just didn’t feel like minimizing anymore.
So I took a break. For about two weeks. And now I feel refreshed. I feel like I can tackle the decisions that come with decluttering again.
I’m pretty sure I’ll lose my enthusiasm and drive for decluttering many times in the future, but because I have solid reasons for simplifying, I know I’ll be able to keep at it (even if I have to take a few breaks along the way).