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23rd April

Hello!

Hope you have had a good week. We had a lovely weekend in Wales and work has been hectic this week. My teaching term started after Easter break and like I had mentioned in the last newsletter, I have taken up a few projects as well.

My husband and I have been slowly decluttering our house for the last few weeks as we were planning to move. The date is finally set and we will be moving next week. It's a time of excitement! Those of you who know me well, know that as a routine, I declutter my closet every spring and autumn. But, we are using the move as a reason to declutter not just the closet but the entire house including furniture. Every evening, we dismantle some of our furniture, pack some of our stuff and plan for next week.

This is a change we have been looking forward to. Over the next few months, we are going to decorate, do up the garden, and make that house into our home.

Quote for the week: “The first step in crafting the life you want is to get rid of everything you don’t.” ― Joshua Becker

Decluterring is a very cathartic process. I would encourage you to try it at least once in a few months. Clutter creates chaos in your mind and decluttering will release a lot of emotions that doesnt need to be piling up inside of you.

Podcast recommendation: The Clutter Connection by Cassandra Aarssen. Watch the video here.

Professional Organizer Cassandra Aarssen describes the four types of organizing styles she's encountered in her career. Which one are you? I am definitely the Bee when it comes to my office and a Cricket when it comes to other rooms of the house.

Book recommendation: Lost Connections by Johann Hari

In Lost Connections: Why You’re Depressed and How to Find Hope, Johann Hari explores the lesser-known side of depression and anxiety. He explores the cutting-edge science of curing people without medication. He uncovers the truth that depression isn’t just a biological ailment, but an environmental and psychological one too. His thoroughly researched and fascinating argument is that the key to treating depression is in re-establishing lost connections in our lives.

Healthcare News: As the UK is taking steps towards easing lockdown and infections, a few countries around the world are facing a terrible wave. Let's all take the steps we can to control the spread and keep everyone in our prayers. This virus has taken countless lives, we all know someone who sucummbed to it. It's going to be two years of our lives we will never forget. In the middle of this, lets focus on spending time with the ones we love in our homes, and hope that humanity can get through this.

That's all for today. Hope you have an energising and restful weekend! See you next Friday!

Anjali

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