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Old 01-08-2020, 03:30 PM
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Sobriety and pre-spring cleaning tirades?

Did anyone else go on a tirade and "clean house" when they sobered up? Like reorganize closets, throw stuff away, give stuff away and almost become a born-again minimalist?

I literally filled a notepad with a checklist of areas of the house to go through.... with sub notes of what can be kept and what needs to go. Is this normal? Will I become a monk?
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Old 01-08-2020, 03:52 PM
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thank you. a good chuckle to start the day with.
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thank you. a good chuckle to start the day with.
Go ahead a laugh. I'm already walking around the house in an old bathrobe and sandals. I'm thinking of shaving my head.
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perhaps I should elaborate... I'm off to a retreat tomorrow (silent minimalism for 9 days) run by the abbot of a monastery next door. I've been giving away and throwing away things for a few months now. Wonderfully liberating. Anyway, all the best. (afk for 10 days)
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Good for you! If I was single, I would jump at a chance like that.

There are some really good youtube channels on minimalistic lifestyles. Some more realistic than others. Its been a calling of mine for some time. Being married with a family makes it extra interesting.
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I always wanted a clean start with everything when quitting too.
I think a lot of people feel like that?

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A silent retreat....that sounds like heaven.

I've been purging stuff too.
Cluttered house = cluttered mind and all that.
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One thing I've actually got catharsis out of from having to move house is indulging in minimalism. I have so little stuff now and I like it that way.
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Did anyone else go on a tirade and "clean house" when they sobered up? Like reorganize closets, throw stuff away, give stuff away and almost become a born-again minimalist?

I literally filled a notepad with a checklist of areas of the house to go through.... with sub notes of what can be kept and what needs to go. Is this normal? Will I become a monk?
I did a lot of this....for a few months

It was very therapeutic!!!
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