Overwhelmed by too much. Too much information. Too much stuff. Too many ideas. Too much inspiration. Just too much.
I want less. Less stuff. Less "must make". Less "need". Just less.
I don't know when it started. Weeks? Certainly. Months? Most definitely.
Along the path I had decided to walk I found a book that addresses one aspect. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo. I'm not following it slavishly, wouldn't suit me.
The part that speaks to me is giving yourself permission to discard and to keep only that which brings you joy. What a great feeling to just let things go. To let the house, and us, breathe. Mostly books and clothes but also other possessions.
Still a lot to do (e.g. the loft!) but determined to continue to be ruthless. No need to keep things just because they were gifts or have sentimental attachments. Things you used to love but now no longer care for, let them go. Let someone else enjoy them and at the same time charity shops benefit.
The other benefit of discarding is you get more space, and when you get it you don't want to fill it. So you stop acquiring things. It might not suit the continuous push for the goal of "economic growth" but I'm getting off that bus. I'm walking a simpler path.