At times we get stuck, we can not see any other options before us, we can feel like there is no way forward, we lose the connection to who we are we and that little spark just seems to be out.
Perhaps it is time in your life for a de-clutter? Nope not a mental one, a physical one. Have you had a look around your home, is there a room that you really can not walk into because all the stuff that does not have home has been thrown in there? That is why the door is closed on that room, so you do not have to think about it.
De-cluttering your home is such an amazing powerful tool and one where you can actually see physical progress on immediately. There are times with all this internal work we do – building up our confidence, connecting with who we are and being about to express our opinions, this all takes time, and it takes time to actually be able to notice. However, the physical act of throwing out junk, well that is just cathartic, and one that can be a little addictive.
If the thought of de-cluttering is just overwhelming you a little, break it down. There is no pressure to de-clutter your whole home all one day. Break it up into smaller tasks. Start with that pile of magazines and newspapers in the lounge room, perhaps. When was the last time you sorted out your underwear and threw out all the pieces which did not make you feel fabulous anymore? Or how about that Tupperware cupboard where the lids never match the bottoms. Just choose one area, and make a start. Then when that is finished, choose another one the next time.
You see what I personally find happens, once you start on this, you just want to keep going. It is the starting which is the hard part. De-cluttering can stir up emotions that you may not have realised you have been pushing aside, and this where it is just so powerful. It is creating a space for us to address these old emotions that are coming to the surface. Grab a cup of coffee, a journal and your favourite essential oil and write about it. As you are physically throwing out the items, you are then at the same time mentally addressing it.
The end result of all this – is a great fresh feeling in your home, perhaps even a new corner for yourself to enjoy a book. You may even find you feel emotionally a little lighter.
(Day Twelve: My focus for the month of April, is to blog everyday. I am setting aside 30 minutes at the end of the day to connect with my message to share with you. The idea behind this, is to limit the overthinking, to minimise the censoring and just to connect with a theme I would like to share for the day.)