Friday, January 24, 2014

Share My Un-word

Today I am linking up with The Nester to share my un-word for the year. What is an un-word you ask?

The UN-word is a word that you are rejecting for the new year. You would like to Un-Do it. 

My un-word is....

past tense: overwhelmed; past participle: overwhelmed

  • bury or drown beneath a huge mass
  • defeat completely
  • give too much of a thing to (someone); inundate.
  • have a strong emotional effect on.
  • be too strong for; overpower.
Or I guess it would have to be un-overwhelm, right?



I tend to look at a project in my house that I know is going to take many hours to complete, (like the growing disorganization of stuff in our mudroom), and feel so overwhelmed by it all. Then in true Scarlett O'Hara fashion I say to myself, "I will think about it tomorrow."

Then the pile grows, and I feel more overwhelmed and the stress increases.



This year though, I am going to accept that I cannot fix it all at once. That it is okay to start small by breaking up the project into small chunks and slowly working through it.


A few days ago, I cleared out one corner of our mudroom and returned all the shoes, bags, toys and other things to where they were suppose to go in the house. There is still a lot more organizing to do, but it is a start. Now when I look at the room I focus on the possibilities for the space, and feel un-overwhelmed.


 It's a good beginning for the year.


What would your un-word be?






  1. I think you must be reading my mind... this is EXACTLY how I feel most of the time, especially since our recent move! I just have to keep telling myself, "baby steps, baby steps..." Hang in there!

    The Glam Pad

  2. I overwhelm myself constantly! I finally put a stop to that this year, with my resolution to get one thing accomplished per day (not counting chores like dishes,of course). It has helped take away that under-pressure- overwhelmed feeling that we all get sometimes. Thanks for this post!
    Val @
    p.s. - Found you at I Heart Organizing

  3. That is so smart to give yourself that goal. Thanks for the tips.