2016 has begun to unfold. Did you create a resolutions list that motivates and inspires you to bring about positive changes to your life this year? Or are you feeling overwhelmed, find yourself procrastinating, and unable to move forward? If you answered yes to the latter question then you may be trapped in “stuck” or “blocked” energy.
No need to panic. The good news is that there are many remedies and solutions to help unblock these energies. Blocked energy happens in several forms (ie, physical, emotional, mental). In this blog post we will focus on our physical surroundings and the importance of removing unwanted clutter from our home and work space in order to promote a general sense of well being and tranquility within ourselves.
What is Clutter?
Clutter is described as “a confusing or disorderly state or collection”. We may not realise it but we fill our lives with physical clutter all the time by simply buying things we don’t need or hanging on to items that serve no use anymore (many times because of an emotional attachment).
It is time to let go, clean up, and move forward feeling completely energised and ready to tackle each day with a positive, exciting, and fresh new outlook.
Start by observing your surroundings. Is your home and/or office space disorganized and full of clutter? Be aware of how clutter zaps your energy! It can drain you in a way that may leave you feeling hopeless, disabled, and even confused. You need to muster up the courage and start tackling your clutter little by little. Once you get going it will feel so good that you will automatically become motivated and continue with the tasks ahead of you. A simple way to start:
- Grab a large bag and go through each of your rooms. Throw things in the bag that you have no use for (or not used in the past year). Try to do this without getting emotional about the items.
- If an item you find has no use but has a precious memory or meaning attached to it then place it in another bag labeled “Memoirs”. Store the contents of this bag in a special box for safe-keeping and future viewing.
- Make sure every item has a place where it lives. For example: Don’t throw your keys and mail randomly on the kitchen counter. This creates piles and a mess. When everything has a place where it lives then you will always be able to find it which saves you time and frustrations.
- Donate the things you will not be needing anymore to friends or charity. Don’t throw them in the basement or garage because the clutter will grow in these areas and your work will be even more tedious the day you decide to organize these rooms. Get rid of these items for good: “One person’s garbage is another person’s treasure”. These items may have no more use to you but someone out there will certainly appreciate them.
If you have lots of uncluttering to take care of make sure you do not look at the project as a whole otherwise you will feel completely overwhelmed. How do we eat an elephant? One bite at at a time. As you progress, you will begin to feel lighter and freer on the inside and outside. You will feel happier and ready to take on the world. Removing clutter from your physical space can be a truly transforming experience. When your energy is flowing freely, the benefits are unlimited. Uncluttering your space helps clear the energy around you and allows positive gifts and possibilities to enter your life. It also helps clear your mind and calm your emotional state so you can function at a more optimal level in your day to day activities.
There are plenty of resources on the web to help guide you in detail through the process of uncluttering your home, office, and life in general. You can test the waters and see which site appeals best to you. The main point is to commit and get started!
Tip: A great read about uncluttering and organising one’s life: “The Complete Idiot’s guide to Organizing Your Life“
Stay tuned for our next blog post on “My Personal Energy”: Methods To Help Clear Emotional Blockage