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I’ve been told many times that some people find encouragement from knowing that this “slob struggle” is a lifelong struggle. Knowing that it isn’t something that ever goes away means you don’t have to feel defeated when you find yourself struggling, you just need to apply the strategies that help you manage this struggle successfully.
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Kathryn Arnold says
This episode helped AND made me laugh out loud. Laughing not typically associated with contemplating my clutter threshold… so, thank you!
Dana! This podcast is one of the best ever to help us relate to you and cement further we are not alone in our struggles. I thank God for you and your spiritual gifts you are sharing in guiding and walking alongside us. ♥️ I LOL’d lit-er-al-ly and suddenly about watching for splinters in the cheese! The thinking and results are so relatable. Also, go ahead already – cover up the wallpaper you don’t like in your new house with your headshots floor to ceiling. 😁
Messy Jessy (yes, that was my childhood nickname) says
Best one yet Dana! I’m done with wondering how you got in my head and am now just glad I found someone that says out loud the positive things I need to say to myself (again….and again) Thanks for being real!!
Thank you for your honesty and humor! It helped me not feel that when I slack off for a day, and supper dishes are in the sink until the morning, that I am not a failure. I now know that doing the six minutes of dishes will completely get me back on track. Thank you for your honesty, reality and the knowledge that we “know what to do!” It is that constant encouragement, and reality check that keeps up grounded!!
Hello Sister, My name is Holly and I just found you on youtube and I am just starting. I am overwhelmed. I am not dirty but the house is old and CLUTTERED! I live with my father and take care of him. So I am back in my childhood home. I am 43 and we moved in when I was five. I used to sell at flea markets and sold things for ppl to upcycle. well now my house is full of broken furniture, weird things that I have an idea for everything. but i am giving up on that it is too much. I started throwing stuff away filled my garbage can and am currently filling a small trailer with broken stuff. I kinda get tthat you are a Christian woman (VBS) I have been born again for about 8 years I have an amazing testimony and I am praying about making a vlog. The idea is for struggling Christians that went back to their vomit and to vlog my journey in surrendering my life back. I want ppl to know they are not alone and that they CAN go back to The Way. Go back to your first LOVE.
Whenever I listen there is something encouraging; but today was one of those “she’s speaking to me” podcasts. Right words at the right time.
I am one of those who find it oddly encouraging that this deslobification process is an ongoing process, will never be done, and therefore struggling is not failure. I generally don’t notice incremental clutter, though the more the surfaces are clean and clear, the more I do. But as soon as certain level (which is probably one day for kitchen) is hit, then I don’t see it until it is a disaster zone.
Which today I thought it was. But … my kitchen reset was one podcast long.
I probably need a five minute pick up in pretty much every room before I can clean but if I really go for it (and not procrastinate by writing messages here!) that’s four rooms and hall and landings. I KNOW vacuum-ing and washing kitchen floor does NOT take hours. I could be done in an hour. Because I started with the dishes; because better is good, because ten minutes counts.