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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Cleaning Out The Junk...

I think we all have times in our lives when we feel bombarded by the junk that can fill our lives. We get it in emails and on social media BIG TIME. This junk can distract us from doing good each day. Last week I noticed that I was checking Facebook and emails far too much during the day. I would have a few spare moments....and I'd pick up my phone. If I was waiting for something, I'd pick up my phone. It was becoming a bit of an addiction. I decided that this junk was keeping me from doing more worthwhile things. It was distracting me from seeing beauty in the little moments....from seeing goodness in what was around me....without knowing it I was placing blinders on my eyes...and I sure didn't like that.

I also hating seeing my inbox full of emails...hundreds and most were just junk. No time for that lovelies!

I decided it was time to dejunk and clean out my phone and email. I uninstalled a bunch of apps. Things like Facebook and twitter, which I can certainly live without. I made a promise to myself to only check those when I am on my laptop. I usually only hop on my computer once a day, so I knew it would cut down on my usage considerably. I also got rid of FB messenger and some of my other "busy" apps.

I wanted to get rid of as many distractions as I could. I also dejunked my blog list....I have certain blogs I love to read each day. They are blogs that leave me inspired and wanting to do more good, but then there were others that were leaving me feeling less than and I didn't want that in my life. Pure goodness and encouragement is what I want in my everyday, so I knew I needed to take some action to make sure that happens.

Dejunking is something that I use to only think was what I did to my house when we needed to clean out and donate, but this past week I have realized that we have many places in our lives that can use a good dejunking. Cleaning out my phone and reading list has changed my week. I am spending less time looking up people's status updates and more time enjoying my family. I am spending less time glued to a screen and more time enjoying my day. I have more time to create...more time to learn....and more time to just be.

How do you guys dejunk?

XO Danielle


  1. I've been working on decluttering our house for the last few weeks, and decluttering my inbox would be helpful too. It's a great point that we're digitally bombarded and not present because of 'social' media which keeps us like zombies when other are present.. Not sure how I would do with taking Facebook off my phone....I still like uploading pictures too much!!!

  2. Oh my, I agree! This was a very affirming post today for what I've been wanting to do but have been kind of chicken to do. I'll admit it, I'm addicted to my phone, it's horrible! But my kids are starting summer break tomorrow and I do not want them to think that it is normal to be on your phone all the time. I have also noticed that do not get as much done during the day because I choose to be on FB instead of doing my daily duties. Thank you for the post Danielle, it affirmed what I need to do!

  3. i took a ton of games off my phone. I've tried to clear my reading list but it never takes them off, so I go directly to the 5 I read.

  4. I've also noticed that I'm spending too much time on Facebook on my phone. You've inspired me.. I'm going to uninstall!


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