Clutter Taking Over? Garden Wisdom to the Rescue!

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Clutter and Garden Wisdom!

Clutter, whether it’s littering your closet, your computer, or your calendar is a huge time and energy drain!

It adds a layer of confusion and stress to everything in your life and it’s a stumbling block that keeps you from attaining your goals. It keeps you from even SEEING your goals sometimes!

But the good news is that I’ve got some tips for you – tips that will open your eyes to new potentials by helping you clear out the distracting debris of non-essentials.

Finding time to clear the clutter from your life is one of the most energizing and most doable time choices you can make.  Think of it as a gift you give yourself, because truly, that’s what it is!

Whether it’s your To Do List, your workspace or your home that presents your greatest time and clutter challenges, decluttering is your sure path to decreasing stress and increasing efficiency and effectiveness.

A helpful way to think about this is to see your life as your garden.  What do you want to nurture and grow in your garden?  What’s important to you?  And — an equally useful question — what is NOT important?

Here’s a brief visualization that illustrates what I mean:

  • First envision your life as a lush and verdant garden, brimming with whatever bounty you’d love to bring into your home. Vegetables? Beautiful, fragrant flowers? Whatever makes your heart sing, plant it in your garden.
  • Next, picture yourself returning to your garden after a week’s vacation. Quite often, that’s all the time it takes for weeds move in and set up shop!

And so it is with your hours, days, and weeks. Many, many things ask for your attention.  They differ in the importance that they hold for you, but they all clamor for your time and your energy.

But your time, space, and energy are all finite.

And therein lies the challenge.  If your limited resources of time and energy and space are given over to things that you don’t value or that aren’t necessary, then you will surely struggle to find time and energy and space for the really important things.  Before you can say, “Hey, wait a minute!” the weeds overtake your garden and you are in danger of choking your own potential in all the tangle.

So, how do you open things up, once the clutter has gotten out of hand?

Stay tuned!  In my next post I’ll share 3 Wise Gardening Guidelines to clear the clutter that is mounting in your life, whether it’s your time or your space … or both … that needs tending.

And you know what?  The very worst kind of clutter is the clutter created by your Inner Critic!  Are you ready to silence that destructive voice for yourself? Learn more about this time tool to help you claim your own voice and your own power by clicking here.

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