De-cluttering and Your Time — Let Go and Simplify

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Simplify and breathe…

What does de-cluttering have to do with time?

Well, for one thing, we’re always looking for more time in our lives. It’s a universal quest.

But what is time? Where is it and what does it feel like?

While time is not visible, it is everywhere. It’s the medium in which we live, move and breathe, and it is limited. We don’t have endless supplies of it.

Time’s flow carries us forward no matter what.  Sometimes that is a comfort and other times it’s a great source of frustration, or even fear and dread.

Time comes, and it goes, just as we breathe in and breathe out.  You can think of your life in time as having a rhythm of holding and letting go. It’s ever-changing, yet in its rhythm it is consistent and unchanging.

Downsizing and de-cluttering, how it frees you…

I have a client who recently downsized, moving out of her home of 30 years. Moving into a smaller space, she needed to do a great deal of letting go. This had a profound effect on her daily life and her time.

First and foremost, it simplified her life significantly. She quickly learned that there was less to clean, (and therefore less time needed for that chore). As well, she discovered that with less space she needed to be more organized. Ultimately this meant that more of what she needs is actually within reach. Another time-saver.

But in order to fit into her new space and make it livable, she had to let go of a number of belongings and habits of living.  As much as this can be a challenging and disorienting transition to make, it’s important to keep in mind that it can also be energizing and freeing.

De-cluttering — Not Just About ‘Stuff’

Letting go applies not only to belongings – it also applies to your time. Think of your time as a basket and of your tasks, commitments, and activities as small (and large) objects piled into that basket. Then consider:

  • Is it overflowing?
  • Are your commitments tumbling out of your basket and scattering across the floor?

Maybe it’s time to work on de-cluttering, simplifying, and letting go.

Letting go is not simply about saying goodbye.

Each time you let something go, you are affirming the importance of what remains. As challenging as that process can be, embarking on it will lighten your load and change your life.

  • So, what things can you let go of today?
  • Next week?
  • Next month?

Start making a list.  See how it feels just to think about de-cluttering and letting go.

  • What stops you?
  • What will help you move ahead?

Please feel free to drop me a line -I’d love to hear how this goes for you.

Here’s more help for you…

Time is pure potential. You decide how to use it; and once you do, it’s gone. That’s why it’s so important to build on your best time choices.

If you feel like your time slips through your fingers, then you’ll want to claim your copy of my complimentary “Daily Choices Template:  Proven Strategies for Tracking Your Best Time Choices Today, Tomorrow & All Year!

There’s no time like the present – to start moving toward the future you envision for yourself.

Let’s explore time together …

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