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It’s finally March the perfect month to get some decluttering going before you do a big spring clean.
How about you? You ready to declutter this month?
Well, I hope so because we are going to be super focused on this topic both here on the blog and in the Facebook Group. Not a member? You can join The Cleaning Club and get sensible solutions to help you with clearing the junk out of your house. Join here!
But we’re not just going to be discussing clutter that resides in our homes but other types of clutter too – the mental and emotional clutter that resides in our minds and soul. Cause guess what? It’s all connected.
SO WHAT IS MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL CLUTTER AND HOW DO YOU GET RID OF IT?
Mental clutter is clutter that bogs down the mind. It’s that incessant chatter that goes on inside of our head sometimes like a recorder playing the same track over and over again. This clutter is fueled by the ego and sounds like:
- fears such as “I should’ve,” “I would’ve,” “I could’ve” and “I can’t,” “I shouldn’t” and “I couldn’t.”
- limiting beliefs
- negative stories we tell ourselves
- guilty conscious
- victim thinking
Is a bit harder to define but is about the energetic attachments we create that binds things and people together. You know the phrase “no strings attached” well emotional clutter is more like “strings attached.” Emotional clutter also shows up as highly charged stress patterns. This clutter looks like:
- pushed buttons
- holding grudges
- taking these personally
- constant worry or fear
- emotional meltdowns
- road rage
- addictions (sex, food, binging, hoarding, internet, gambling, etc.)
So how do we get rid of this mental and emotional clutter?
Just like physical clutter that has outstayed its welcome, taken up space, gotten in the way, drained our energy and stopped us from moving forward, emotional and mental clutter essential does the same thing. And, it’s the holding on to it that makes it difficult to let go of the very thing that no longer works for us. But once you can let go of what doesn’t serve you any longer, you make room for things that do.
Here are a few examples of things you can work on the letting go:
- Being perfect. The real you is so much more enjoyable and laid back!
- One-sided friendships. Toxic relationships. People that drain you.
- Drama – any kind!
- Waiting – for anything to happen before you can move forward.
- Anything that makes you feel fat, ugly, frumpy, stupid or less than just doesn’t deserve a place in your life. People, magazines, tv shows, books, boyfriends, friends, partners, relatives. If they feel bad to be around, they’re bad to have around.
- Anything that keeps you in the past, and feeling sad, isn’t good for you.
- The need for approval.
Of course, this is just a partial list but a great place to start.
Here’s the thing, it can be so darn tempting to just ignore all the mental and emotional clutter in our lives and to keep telling ourselves that we’ll get to it one day. Or to lie to ourselves and pretend it’s not really a problem. But the reality is our emotional and mental clutter is holding us back and keeping us stuck.
I have always believed in each person’s own unique and personal power to discern what’s good and bad for them. It’s called our intuition. You already know what’s good for you. Your body tells you all the time. You just have to be willing to listen to the messages it sends you. Getting run down and sick, feeling unhappy, or depressed comes when we resist what we already know to be true and stay with the things that no longer serve us. Trust your gut – and let go of what’s not good for you.
If you’d like to figure out a plan of attack on how to start decluttering and spring cleaning, join me tonight for a Facebook Live at 7 PM. This event is over. Join the group to get in on future discussions!
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