The way you use your time is the way you live your life.
Posted on October 24, 2013, under Time and Energy.
So, finding time for decluttering is an excellent way to make two very positive and vital changes in your life:
If clutter holds you back and makes your daily life unnecessarily stressful and challenging, you are not alone. And if you are ready to start making some changes, here are 3 Timely Tips that will help!
And remember – you are unique and one size actually doesn’t fit all … so please adapt these tips to match what you need. This is about finding time for YOU – not anyone else!
1. Break your challenge into pieces. Focusing on the whole of it (whatever “it” is) is bound to be overwhelming and discouraging. If you bite off too much, you are simply sabotaging your efforts, so start small – very small!
2. Clutter is sometimes a function of not having places to put things. Whether you’re talking about clutter in your house or in your mind … if you have places to put things where you know they will be accessible when you need them, you’re more likely to be able to “let go.” Try to add shelving, reorganize closets, or maybe explore ways to create a more useful to-do list for yourself.
3. Always, always, always validate the effort! You may be good at validating others’ efforts … but it is fundamentally important to validate your own efforts, too. This energizes you and builds positive momentum. In a very real way, it keeps you going!
So be sure that you give yourself plenty of pats on the back every time you follow through on a goal that you have set for yourself. DON’T minimize what you accomplish.
BONUS TIP: You may also want to start a “Clutter Journal” so that you can track your progress, the challenges that crop up, and how you overcome them.
As you chip away at the chaos and create more time and space for yourself, you will be amazed to see what emerges! That’s because clutter doesn’t only clog your space and your time … it also clogs your creativity, your energy, and your confidence.
As you start letting go of your clutter, whether it’s in your bedroom or on your to-do list, you will find that your energy is freed up in all sorts of new and exciting ways!
Now, ask yourself: What are there other things you can do to increase your energy and responsiveness?
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