Spring is in the Air!

ClutterNow Spring is here its time to think about Decluttering!

Don’t groan, there’s a very good reason why we talk about ‘Spring’ cleaning, and decluttering doesn’t need to be traumatic!

Spring Cleaning is symbolic of breathing some fresh air into your home and moving energy. Our home reflects our relationship with our innerself, so if we have lots of clutter, its not going to make for a harmonious environment.

Sometimes big changes can come about just through a small amount of decluttering and cleaning.

What does it all mean?

So what’s the definition of clutter?  The Oxford Dictionary identifies it as, ‘A collection of things lying about in an untidy state’, ie, the attic is full of clutter.

But try thinking about it from another perspective…

  • Is there anything you are struggling with at the moment?
  • Are there any changes you would like to make, but you’re feeling ‘stuck’ and don’t know where to start?

Sometimes thinking and trying to work out the ‘why’ can be the least effective use of your time and energy, but your physical clutter will be associated with your mental clutter, and it can be as simple as just getting stuck in and clearing out!  If you work from home, then a cluttered working environment could have a real impact on your achievements.

Things to think about

Think about any of the areas of your house that don’t make you feel good. Is it because it has clutter in it, or maybe it just needs some TLC or there’s some jobs that need doing.

  • Have you anything in your home that’s from a past relationship?
  • Have you anything from anyone who is no longer alive?
  • Is there anything that you don’t like? (including any unwanted gifts from people!)
  • Is there anything that is broken or that you no longer use?
  • Is anything unfinished
  • Are there too many things in too small a space?
  • Do you have clothes that need fixing?
  • Are there phone calls that you need to make?
  • Are there loose ends that need tying-up?
  • Do you have other people’s clutter in your home?

Using the above as a starting point, write a list of everything in your home that needs doing – you may be surprised!

Most importantly, don’t worry about it.  It doesn’t all need to be done at once!  Your unconscious mind can suppress the need for getting these things done but, actually, it takes far more energy to ignore or forget or put off these things, than to just get on and do it!

Where to start

Start with spending just 10 minutes a day over the next week clearing out.  Set the timer on your phone, and put the clutter into different bags for rubbish, recycling or the charity shop.  Keep things that you really love, you use, or that you have used in the last 12 months.

The important thing, is that once you’ve sorted things, get them out of the house, or you’ll be tempted to keep hold of them!  The sooner you can see space, where there was once clutter, the better you will feel.  Take pictures if you like the idea of keeping track of your progress!  And look out for my future blogs on decluttering.

If you need further assistance in this area then hypnotherapy is a very useful tool as is Time Line Therapy.  Take a look at the Focus and Clarity area of my website and give me a call if you’d like to chat this over further.

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