Time, Energy, and Clutter — Clear Some Space with this Mindset Change

Clutter

Does clutter overwhelm you?

Clutter just seems to pile up, doesn’t it?

Whether it’s in your space, your time, or in your mind, clutter is one of the biggest challenges that we all face in this day and age.

And the busier you get, the more overwhelming it often feels. Maybe it’s the news cycle or your space or your to-do list. Wherever that clutter is, it may be hard to imagine digging out EVER.

So, where do you begin?

Well, the first thing I suggest is to change your mindset.

Start to work on this by paying attention to the messages you’re giving yourself about your clutter. You may have to listen closely.

Why?

Because, if you’ve lived with clutter for a long time you’ve probably also developed some entrenched ways of coping with it.  Even if you don’t like it, clutter may just feel normal to you.

Next, listen to your feelings…

Ask yourself:

  • How do I feel about my clutter right now?
  • How do I cope with it?

Maybe you ignore it or tell yourself it’s not important. Or maybe you’re critical of it and feel embarrassed, discouraged and ashamed.

Whatever you have chosen to do to deal with your clutter, one thing is true:  It is sapping your energy as surely as if you were living with a low-grade cold.

So how do you change this?

Well, you actually hold a lot of power. So the first step is to assimilate this fact. Then remind yourself that you are the boss.

It helps to do this out loud. The more concrete you make the statement the better. Repeat it, if need be, so that you really take it in.

Let your clutter know that its days are numbered and you’re no longer letting it drain your energy, hold you hostage to chaos, and keep you from attaining your dreams. You do have the power in your hands, and step-by-step you can start seeing clear results.

You can do it…

Part of changing your mindset means working with yourself as an ally and friend.

If you’re trying to goad yourself into action with self-critical messages you will eventually rebel. For your work to be on a solid base, you need to be coming from a place of compassion and a genuine desire to understand where your clutter comes from and why it’s been hard to let it go.

Letting go of habits is hard, and this is nothing if not a habit. By approaching this, or any challenge, with steadiness, curiosity, and compassion, you’ll start seeing changes.  It’s important to start small, stick with it, and reward every positive step that you make.

Don’t expect magic, and magic will happen. And when you start letting go of your clutter, wherever it resides, you will find that your energy is freed up in all sorts of ways.

Here’s more help for you…

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And not only that – it gives you a step-by-step path to take back your power and counter those negative messages with clear, positive messages of your own.

Click this link to learn more about my “Voices Package” and get started today.

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