Declutter your space and clear your mindPosted by FJ Leto on August 25, 2021
You’re well on your way towards optimal health and are probably feeling pretty good as you nourish yourself from the inside out. Maybe you’re looking at pushing yourself further and not only cleaning out your body on the inside, but your physical space as well. Or perhaps, you’re feeling that natural shift as the seasons change and you’re ready to start fresh. Does any of this ring true for you?
We live in a time when many live by the old saying, “if a little is good, a lot is better”. This concept of bigger, better and more can wreak havoc on both your emotional and your physical well being.
Clutter, both physical and emotional, can create stress in your body and hold you back from living your life to the absolute fullest.
While there may be some who disagree, clutter is often indicative as to how you handle and process your emotions. Are you someone who tends to stuff anything and everything in the designated “junk” drawer until it will no longer close? Do you do the same when things get emotionally challenging? How do you cope when the going gets tough?
You’re certainly not alone and when we stop to look around, most of us will find that we’re living in a space that is both emotionally and physically exhausting.
What would happen if you allowed yourself both the time and space to declutter your life? Physical space is a great place to start. If the thought of taking on your entire space is overwhelming, take it one room at a time. You could even start with your car.
Whether you’re going through closets, drawers or your trunk take just a moment to think, does this shirt (picture, trinket, souvenir, etc.) make me happy? Do I see a definite place for this piece in my immediate future?
How about that bookshelf collecting dust? How many of those books are you holding on to for reading “later”? How much space would you free up in letting those go?
Cleaning out your physical space has many benefits beyond the obvious of being appealing to the eye.
Give yourself the gift of more time for yourself to do what you love (and less on taking care of your stuff), a sense of accomplishment, reduce stress, organize your life and helping others when you donate what you no longer need after all, “one man’s trash in another man’s treasure”. A clearer physical space frees your mind and allows you to focus your energy on where it’s needed most.
In addition to cleaning your physical space, take a look at the relationships around you, including the relationship with yourself. Surround yourself with those that love, support and lift you up. Anything else is just dragging you down. We also encourage the practice of gratitude. There is something to be grateful for every single day, we encourage you to tap into that and to embrace your life with gratitude. This is a powerful and transformational practice and one that will open your eyes to all that is around you.
Allow yourself the space to release all of the extra baggage you’ve been holding on to. No need to have that weighing you down. It’s a fresh new season and time for a fresh new start on your journey to a healthier you.