…the big declutter!
Are your cupboards and wardrobes reflecting how you feel inside?
Do you feel like you have lost a little bit of direction, that things are piling up on top of you? Or do you feel that spring has already kick started your process of decluttering?
That great feeling most of us experience when the days start getting lighter is actually a biological response. In the darker days of winter our pineal gland produces higher levels of melatonin, the hormone responsible for inducing sleepiness. As we begin to experience more daylight the production of melatonin is reduced and we literally begin to wake up! Energy levels naturally increase, our drive to exercise and make healthier choices reignite and we have a desire to shed the old and make room for the new…yes, it’s time to do the big declutter!
Taking charge of those areas you hide from others, the ones which haven’t seen daylight for a while, the piles of paperwork, those things that might be useful “one day”, the unworn clothes, the tasks hidden at the bottom of your in tray or even your digital clutter has been proven to have a positive effect on your focus, mood, performance and well-being.
We recognise it can sometimes be difficult to find the motivation and time to take charge of the clutter that is not only on the outside of us but also on the inside.
The first step in crafting the life you want is to get rid of everything you don’t.
Yes believe it or not this includes laziness, stubborness, excuses and the big sticks you’ve been using to hit you!
Action will help you to make the changes needed. Clearing your physical space gives you the sense of clarity and well-being from which you can tackle the larger obstacles in your life. You can make a change. One of the crazy ideas and thoughts our head gives us when we see this picture of all our mess is that you cannot move it. Well of course you can’t… not in one go! BUT guess what you can in small bites, small chunks and small steps. If you struggle enlist a few trusted people to help you, you will be amazed the difference it can make in your life.
Here’s a starting point:
Make a list of everything that needs to be done
Now divide the list into three sections – the sections are ‘Now’, ‘Soon’ and ‘Later’
Place only five things to be done now in the ‘Now’ List, then divide the rest by importance into the ‘Soon’ and ‘Later’
Make it a priority to complete the five tasks in the ‘Now’ List
When you have completed ALL the five in the ‘Now’ List ONLY then can you move another five in from the ‘Soon’ List
It’s really important to give yourself an understanding and consideration for where you are or for the things that have happened. When you understand something it can change your life. Clutter come from trauma and negative experiences in our life, be kind to you.
Marie Kondo in a growing favourite book of ours “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organising”, highlights the importance of decluttering holding a focus on what you would like to keep rather than on what you can get rid of (this mindset has been proven scientifically to induce unhappiness). With this in mind, another good tip when deciding what to keep is to ask yourself two key questions:
1. Does it spark joy?
2. Does it provide a service?
If the answer is no then donate or discard of the items in the most suitable way.
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