I have a guest blogger, Missy Bystrom owner of The Organized Connection.
Read what she has to say about decluttering your inner self, as well as around your home environment.
There’s a lot more to decluttering and organizing than just buying pretty baskets from The Container Store
We can agree that an environment free of clutter promotes productivity, prosperity and creativity. You know where things are and can access them easily. Project deadlines are not missed. Things you start are followed through on and are completed by the deadline promised. Energy flows freely through your home and business. you feel better in some areas, but something is still off. What is missing?
I would suggest that one other important aspect to think about,( that many people often don’t consider as ‘stuff’), is the clutter ’within’. That is, the clutter in our mindspace, our hearts and in our bodies. This clutter comes at us from many sources and often it is not as obvious as the objects and things that pile up around us. Internal clutter often arrives in forms such as:
* toxic or dysfunctional relationships
* being ‘connected’ 24/7
* being everything to everyone
* not being able to say ‘NO’
* filling our bodies with processes or toxic foods, additives, preservatives, or fake foods
* being sedate and getting too little exercise
* watching or taking in too much negative media or TV
I would like to challenge you to implement a ‘holistic’ approach to organizing and de-cluttering your life. Your life includes both your internal and external environments. It’s nice to have a tidy closet. But if you walk into your newly organizes closet, put on your matching clothes, go out with your needy, self indulgent friends, getting interrupted on your cell phone, while mindlessly eating empty calories, the new hangers you purchased from COSTCO do you no lasting good.
It’s getting near that time of the year- the Holidays. It’s that time when we frantically tidy up our homes, get things organized and consistently overinduldge.
Let’s make a plan this year. Let’s intend on organizing and decluttering our home once and for all. Go to the Container Store, purchase those pretty containers. It may also be a good move to look at those we surround ourselves with and the obligations we take on. While we are at it, lets leave our cell phones at home or give up Facebook for a day. Since we are on a roll, let’s sign up with a nutritionist or go get some organic produce from the farm.
What do you have to lose but clutter?
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