As a spiritual life coach, I love the practice of de-cluttering.
“If you don’t love it or use it, then toss it,” is a helpful decisive tool to decide what to get rid of.
Physical clutter is anything tangible that you keep around that doesn’t serve you anymore.
Do you have any clothes in your closet that you haven’t touched in months, maybe years, and it doesn’t bring you any sense of joy or love when you look at it? If so, those clothes are an example of physical clutter.
However, clutter isn’t only limited to the physical clutter you may have. (Yes, this includes that one drawer or closet that’s the black hole that draws in anything and everything!)
I’m also interested in you clearing out any life clutter.
Life clutter expands beyond the physical and looks at the non-physical things that don’t serve you or that take up negative space.
Here are some examples of life clutter:
- Do you have a project that you started (or wanted to start) but you haven’t moved on it for a while?
- Do you buy certain foods that you know aren’t in alignment with your optimal health?
- Do you hold any feelings of fear when it comes to money?
- Are you in a job that you hate?
- Do you go on Facebook, only to find that hours have passed and you feel guilty about not accomplishing anything?
- Do you have people close to you who don’t see you or treat you as the fabulous person that you are?
If you answered yes to any of these items, you are living with life clutter.
Life clutter includes any thoughts, behaviors and actions that don’t serve you. It involves the behaviors of people who don’t support you. Life clutter contains any unfinished business dangling in your life.
A sign that something is life clutter is when you don’t have that feeling of excitement, joy or love.
In my last blog post “Are you settling for less than who you are?”, I brought up the idea of settling in life as Divine Discontent. Divine Discontent is also a sign that you may have life clutter that needs de-cluttering.
As we near the end of 2015, I invite you to participate in a de-cluttering process.
Are you willing to start looking in the closets of your clothes and the closets in your mind for things, thoughts and behaviors that no longer serve you?
De-cluttering helps you embrace wondrous possibilities. On that note, I’m putting together an online class called “Vision Your Best 2016.” If you’re interested in getting notified when this program is available, fill out the form here. You’ll also get notified of the early bird special.
- Pick one physical area in your life that you would like to de-clutter. This could be a section of clothes in your closet, a drawer in your house, or the trunk of your car. Don’t pick something that is too big or else it might become too daunting for you.
- Set a time in your calendar to de-clutter it and stick to it.
- If you need someone around you to help out or you want to make the commitment public, let them know.
- Then go ahead and de-clutter that one area.
Clearing as part of an end of the year ritual is a wonderful spiritual practice.
I call it spiritual because your commitment to clearing clutter in your life is your taking a stand for yourself. Immersing yourself in thoughts, behaviors and things that serve your highest and best is recognizing that you, your environment and your consciousness are sacred.
As you clear what no longer serves you, keep in mind that this is a tremendous gift for you. Know that you matter, and you are worth it. Namaste.
I’d love to hear if you’re taking on this assignment of de-cluttering as we near the end of 2015. Leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you.