Most people are familiar with the idea of spring cleaning. But did you know that many cultures have a tradition of clearing clutter in preparation for the new year?
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:
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.
For your coaching assignment for this week, I invite you to take on a simple task.
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.
Joselito Laudencia helps people bridge the spiritual and practical path to career and financial freedom. He is the creator of "Re-Write Your Money Story" and "Finding Your Right Work." He is a spiritual life coach and Centers for Spiritual Living Practitioner. If you're feeling unfulfilled and stuck in the areas of career or money, you don't have to figure it out by yourself. You can schedule a 30-minute Free Clarity Session with Prayer and get clear on what's stopping you from living the life that you love. Click here to schedule your 30-minute Free Clarity Session with Prayer.
Joselito is a spiritual life coach helping people create a purposeful, spiritual path to career and financial freedom.
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