Make Space for Your Dreams:
The Why, What and How of Clearing Clutter
Clutter drains our time and energy, weighs on our minds, takes up space, keeps us stuck in the past, blocks new things and opportunities from coming into our lives, makes us feel less than, and can be a source of conflict in relationships. Clutter can have a ripple effect that touches all areas of our lives, for example, having to rummage through piles and piles of papers in a packed filing cabinet to find an important document may make you snap at your spouse, which in turn puts you and your partner in a bad mood and affects your relationship. Or it may make you late for work, which in turn affects your job. Or it can simply make you feel badly about yourself for being disorganized, which is a feeling you carry with you throughout the day . . . and on and on . . .
And just think of how much time and energy we spend taking care of our stuff -- we have to buy it, return it, clean it, organize it, maintain it, repair it.
If your stuff is serving you it may be worth your time and energy, but if it’s just clutter. then it’s taking away from your ability to focus on, and attend to, what’s truly important.
When we think of clutter we often first think of things that are broken, in disrepair, or are worn out, but keep in mind clutter can also be something that’s in perfectly good condition that simply no longer has meaning for us, or worse, is associated with a negative or upsetting memory. It can become an anchor to the past that prevents us from moving forward.
When you let go of clutter you will feel lighter and make space for what’s meaningful to you here and now.
When you work on your home you are simultaneously working on yourself . . . your home not only has the potential to be an amazing and nourishing sanctuary and shelter, or a supportive, inspiring backdrop and container for your life, but your home has the potential to be the primary way through which you create the life you want to live.
So, let’s get started!