Two things to try If You get Stuck While Decluttering Your makeup

Out with the old, in with the new!
Hola amigo. You may or may have been around last week when I mentioned the plateau I’d hit in my continuous makeup decluttering process.

Quick recap, however I’ve been working on it since early summer, as well as for reasons I don’t completely comprehend yet (and perhaps never will), I’ve reached the event horizon of stated process. In other words, I’m at the point where it’s ended up being just truly difficult for me to state goodbye to things I never really use.


I want to power with it and, rather frankly, I’m tired of looking at the totes piled up in the corner of my dining room! — so I’ve been believing deeply about next steps.

Last weekend, I stumbled upon a couple of concepts that seemed to assist the process along, including 1) physically putting myself into the decluttering process by opening the totes as well as standing there amongst them, as well as 2) utilizing great old-fashioned bribery to inspire myself.

These are strategies I’ve employed before to get moving on projects, as well as I understand they work well for me when it comes to jobs I don’t necessarily want to do. I’ve discovered them extremely useful for powering with plateaus.


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Put yourself into the circumstance (quite literally)

So, with all the old makeup in the totes, what I’ve been doing is unstacking each carry — which isn’t an simple task, mind you, since they’re huge as well as heavy — as well as opening them all up en el comedor. Then, I stand there amongst them for a few minutes.

Most of the time after standing there twiddling my thumbs for a few minutes, I get down to business. It seems so simple as well as basic, however sometimes that passive aggressive push is all it takes to get moving.

I started doing this technique in high institution when I was in band. I’d go with phases when I didn’t want to method whatever instrument du jour I was into at the time. (Side note: I was a large music nerd as well as played a lot of instruments, however in high institution band, I mainly played flute. Anywho!)

I never rather discovered exactly how to play the drums, though. Also, vintage CoyCoy!
Whenever I’d go with one of those spells, I’d physically put myself into a method circumstance by setting up my music stand as well as my sheet music, as well as getting all set to go. Then, I’d sit down, open my flute case, put my flute together, as well as proceed to tell myself that if after sitting for five minutes I still didn’t want to practice, I might put whatever away as well as go do whatever else I wanted.

Most of the time, like 99% of the time, I’d end up practicing since I figured I was already there. may also do it at that point since I made the effort to set whatever up.

The concept of “physically putting myself into a situation” is likewise practical when I feel like bailing on a workout. I’ll sausage myself into my workout clothes as well as shoes, wrangle my hair into a bun, set out my mat as well as whatever weights I may need, as well as fill up my water bottle. then I’ll stand there, rather literally, up until I realize, “What the hell; Ya estoy aquí. I may also get started.”

Try it the next time you requirement a bit motivation.

Good ol’-fashioned bribery

The second motivational strategy I utilize is one that truly assists me — utilizing bribery as a reward!

Years back I did a half marathon, as well as at the begin of every week, I’d compose down exactly how many miles I wished to train that week as well as on which days I organized to run those miles. If by the end of the week I hit all my goals, I’d treat myself to a meal at my preferred sushi restaurant or would buy myself a piece of garments or a new pen as well as a notebook.

¡Mi debilidad!

Last weekend, I started telling myself that if I decluttered a specific number of items, I might then purchase one new thing, as well as I ended up decluttering a heap as well as rewarded myself with a trip to Sephora as well as Ulta.

Time for a reward!
Here’s the key though: composing whatever down so you track your progress! (Tip: it assists to utilize adorable steno.)

Every time things go out, I compose “# things eliminated = 1 new piece of makeup.”

Another key to this is to reward yourself as soon as possible after accomplishing your goal. I’ve discovered that the quicker I reward myself, the easier it is to stay motivated.

Also, um…I do recognize the irony in rewarding myself with new makeup for getting rid of old makeup, as well as I absolutely DO NOT want to discover myself in a circumstance where all the totes are just refilled again. I want to be more cautious as well as selective about the makeup I keep in my area as well as my life from this point forward. I only want to have products I really utilize as well as love.

That’s mPlan y, así como me quedo con eso.


¡Hasta ahora, me encanta el rubor de color Haze de Ilia, así como el tinte de ojo de polvo líquido!

Tu amigable adicto a la belleza comunitaria,


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