365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 141: There Is No Such Thing As Just Clutter!

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As I continue with the topics in my post entitled What Stands Between You And The Life You Want?, today I’ll write about clutter.

I’ve written in detail about clutter before, in the posts on Day 79 and Day 80; I’ve also given you a very simple, easy to follow and stress free method to get rid of it.

Since there can be only that much sitting and talking about it, all I want to share with you today is a new point of view with respect to clutter: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS JUST CLUTTER!

Your environment is an extension of you; it can lift you up or create stress in your life.

Here’s a word from Peter Walsh, who is a professional organizer and an expert in organizational design:

“Clutter isn’t just the stuff in your closet. It’s everything that gets between you and the life you want to be living.”

How does this feel?

Don’t you feel like you need to start clearing, de-cluttering and organizing right now?

I started yesterday. I do this a few times a year and every single time it I am truly grateful when I am done: clearer and more relaxed, I am ready for the next stage with a clutter free home and a clutter free office.

Come on, join me!

Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 138: Clear The Path And Change Your Life

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In yesterday’s post I wrote about things that stand between where you are now and where you desire to be. These things prevent you from creating the life you want. Here’s the little list again. You can add to it or subtract from it, as you please.

  • Unresolved emotional issues
  • Limiting beliefs
  • Physical clutter in your living and working space
  • Lack of clarity and goals
  • Lack of support
  • Failing to acknowledge and celebrate your success

I want you think about these things on the list as clutter. Pure clutter. Some emotional, some physical, some mental… but clutter non the less.

What do you think? How does it feel to view them as pure and plain clutter?

It diminishes their power, doesn’t it? It releases your apprehension, don’t you think?

What do you do with clutter?

You clear it!

It might take a few days, a few weeks, a few months or maybe a few years, depending on where you are starting.

But I want you to know that with every little piece cleared and out of the way, your life will change. A small change tomorrow, another one in a few days, a great breakthrough in  a few weeks. The sum of all these changes will increase its power day by day and the momentum will increase many fold.

You will start to notice your life flowing with more ease, you will feel less pressure and less stress, you will feel lighter and happier.

In a few months your life will be so different, that you will want to de-clutter even more.

Start now. Chose one little thing and clear it, let go of it or change your mind about it.

Don’t delay.

Your life is waiting!

Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 89: My Home

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Today, as I arrived home just a few moments ago, I loved the welcoming feeling that my home gives me. It is colorful, beautiful and it suits my needs. Today I am grateful for my wonderful home. I love everything about it and as I was looking around, I felt myself relaxing and feeling grateful for this space I live in. My home is an extension of me and my energy is reflected in it.

This got me to thinking how important it is to have a welcoming place to come home to after a long busy day.

How does your home feel to you? Is it what you need? Do you like it? Is it cluttered or does the energy flow with ease from room to room? Does it feel like a wonderful space where you can rest, recharge, think and feel at home? Or does your stress level increase when you look around because you see things in disrepair, clutter and lack of beauty?

I want you to feel at home in your own home. Beauty is important. It clears your energy, helps you relax, let go of stress and recharge.

What do you need to do in order to make your home beautiful? Choose a few things that are easy to do right away in order to make your home more welcoming to you. It will make a huge difference.

Love,

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365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 80: De-clutter!!

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Yesterday I shared with you the importance of clearing your physical space at home and at your office. This does not have to be overwhelming. There is an easy approach to tackle this task, that I learned from a business coach I worked with. She was saying that a cluttered office, desk and home hinder our ability to focus on what is most important in business and in life, as well as the ability to stay focused until we fully complete a certain task.

The 10 minute method makes everything so much more manageable.

Here it is:

Buy a kitchen timer and set it up for 10 minutes. A few times throughout your day, start the timer and for 10 minutes clear and organize a drawer,  a pile of bills or laundry, a corner of your desk or a shelf of books.

Just do only 10 minutes at a  time. Be fully focused for 10 minutes on your de-cluttering task. You will be surprised by how much you get done in only 10 minutes.

By using the kitchen timer, going through your list becomes easier to handle and you get to see day after day after day the effects of what 10 minutes of full focus can accomplish.

There are greater benefits that you will be able to feel all along the way: a great sense of accomplishment, a quieter mind and less emotional turmoil.

Absolutely doable, right? Go get started! You will be grateful that you did.

Clearing physical clutter is a POWERFUL EMOTIONAL LENS CLEANER.

Love,

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365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 79: Clutter?

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I will share a secret with you: whenever I need to feel instantly better during a stressful time when I do not yet know what the answer to my problem will be, I choose a drawer, a closet or a room to de-clutter and clean. From an emotional and energetic perspective, this is a powerful cleansing technique. By throwing or giving away the things that you do not need anymore, your energy becomes clearer. Your environment is an extension of you and if it is cluttered, so are your mind, energy field and emotional system.

Does that seem like a huge task? GREAT! Are you wondering “What do you mean: great!?!?”.

Well, if it does seem like a big job, it means that by completing it, you will feel a huge difference.

Energy is all one. Everything that you are and everything that you have create YOUR ENERGY. You are not separate from your mind, your physical environment, your emotions and everything else around you.

If your physical environment is cluttered, so is your mind. Cluttered drawers and holding on to things you do not need anymore or never really needed or wanted are equally creating and being created by emotional clutter.

Your emotional well-being reflects and is reflected by your clean, clear, clutter free environment.

I know that you might feel quite overwhelmed by the idea of starting such a big job, but it does not have to be that way. Let me show you how to do this.

Take a notebook and a pen and walk around your home, office, garage, storage area and write down everything that needs to be done. Do not hold back, just write everything: laundry, paper stacks, closet stuff, kitchen drawers, bills, magazines, bathroom drawers, books, garage shelves. Write down everything that needs to be done in no particular order, or use different pages for different rooms and areas.

This task might take you a week or two to complete. There is no rush, there is no pressure. Just do it. Write everything down.

With every single thing that you are writing down, your mind will get clearer because you will not carry all these tasks and things to do in your mind all the time. The paper will hold all this for you.

You are in fact decluttering your MIND in the same time.

Your mind is meant to reason, think, judge, create and find solutions. It is not meant to store hundreds of cleaning and repairing tasks.

Go to work, start today!  This holds more power than you think. I will teach you how to do this in an easy and stress free way in tomorrow’s post.

Love,

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