Hey eKa CIRCLE
I thought to chatter about clutter this evening; please don’t hear any judgement as we are all on a journey.
When I was younger I was incapable of organisation unless someone paid me- for a strange reason I could be extremely organised for my work; yet for myself I just could not make the time or put in the effort. It is no surprise that “right brained” people struggle more with organisational skills- and yet it is possible. Is it a reflection of self worth or priority?
We all have clutter in some form or fashion? CLUTTER IS A DELAYED DECISION.
Even the tidiest person will have a “special spot” of hidden. I can guarantee that. It Is fractals of the soul journey especially in the home. Yet clutter in some way or another is preventing all of us from living our best life. Many studies have linked clutter to repressed emotion or depression. Study cultures like Japan where everything purchased is because it is loved. A beautiful emotional intention to fill your home with, you will notice many Japanese families do not own that much…maybe the love energy is enough?
Many of us who have busy schedules will find an enormous amount of relief when we cut back on the physical clutter. If your environment reflects order your mind will follow suit. The mess is so often sending us an overlooked message. We see this so obviously in teenage development.
These days though we all have a LOT of clutter to deal with:
The first step of crafting a life you want is getting rid of everything you don’t vibe with.
So what are some tips to help us make a difference in practical ways? To think of everything at once can often be overwhelming.
Clutter Clearing Strategies
- Start with one small area, like a junk drawer.
- Set a timer for ten minutes. Do one or two tasks a day until you are hooked.
- Set the intention to not only declutter but to buy less! I did a year without buying anything for myself and that really shifted my focus.
- Realise everything you own is something you need to take care of. This awareness may help curb emotional purchasing.
- Make decisions quickly; the longer you keep something the more attached you will become.
- Keep only what you love.
- Repurpose things you don’t really love to people that do love or need the item. This is spreading joy.
- Do a sweep of your space with three boxes, rubbish, recycle and donation. Make the clearing a game before you get stuck in the emotion.
- Write things down and check them off, for example every day donate one thing, that is 365 items per year.
- Don’t start with sentimental items. Definitely give away all gifts kept with guilt or obligation.
- Try my husbands one in one out rule. One new purchase then out with the same. eg. buy a new t shirt then donate a t shirt.
- If emotional purchasing is your weakness clear the temptations, email subscriptions, catalogues and avoid the mall.
- Find some accountability and emotional support.
- Be honest with yourself re the “just in case.”
- Set up new systems to make order a new stage. Recognise you don’t need perfection this is a lifetime of learning and clearing.
- Delete phone contacts you don’t hear from, emails and digital spam… it all adds to the energy of clearing.
- Clothes I move out if I haven’t worn them in a year. ( I realised I kept clothing for so many strange reasons; yet I often wear the same things over and over.)
Journal your progress and give yourself credit where credit is due. Don’t reward yourself by buying something else though as so many do.
When organisation exists, cleaning and staying tidy is much simpler. Breathe the whole world breathes with you.To declutter is to clear the energy of the home 🕉 and of the soul.
love & light
M + E
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