Freedom From Clutter

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Do you have mind clutter?

Hello and Welcome back to Freedom from Clutter!

Is your mind cluttered with negativity?

Does the same old negative tapes play over and over in your mind? The anger, guilt, I should-of, ought to or wish I had. Does shame keep you up at night? Maybe it is the never ending to-do list that doesn’t allow you to be present. Perhaps you replay hurts and upsets that occurred in your past. Or maybe you are anxious about the future. If it is negative and isn’t allowing you peace or clarity it is clutter. Clutter is anything that does not serve or nurture the life you are creating today.

Become Aware

Notice when your mind is busy with negativity. Awareness is the key. Once you acknowledge anything you can then do something about it. When you have awareness you have choice. It will now be considered a choice to continue your negative mind chatter or not.

Do you need to understand it?

No. When I go through my clients material clutter I do not want my clients to get caught up on their why’s. I ask specific questions to get an immediate response. Why’s only get your stories, excuses and justifications started which strengthens your attachment to the clutter. You may not know that the overhead lights annoy you until someone turns the light switch off and the buzzing sound vanishes. You do not need to know why the lights buzz only that you find relief when they are turned off. Freedom and clarity is what I want for you. What’s important is that you recognize what does not nurture or serve your life today.

How to release it

Your mind has two functions. The first is to keep you on task, washing the dishes, getting dressed, driving the car, walking, getting from point A to point B, and second it is to warn you of danger, however, if given the chance, it can also drive you crazy the more control you give it. There are two things I adhere to all day long. The first is to anchor myself. I am as conscious as I can be throughout the day. This allows any task to become pleasurable and keeps the mind active on where it serves best. I incorporate my senses. I describe what I see, hear, feel, smell, taste and what is happening within my body. For example, I concentrate on my heart beating. Or I focus on my breath coming in and going out. The second thing is I assign my mind a task that is positive. If my mind is overly active I will recite a positive word associated with each letter of the alphabet. When I am restless or impatient I will often pick any of the three funny incidents that occurred in my life and replay them in my mind. When in traffic I remind myself of favorite vacation spots I either visited or would like to visit. I also recite continuously throughout my day, “Thank you for a peaceful mind.” These all do the trick!

I wish you all much peace, clarity and freedom!

~Sandy

 

 

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Less clutter, more clarity

Welcome to Freedom from Clutter!

When you release your clutter you gain freedom, clarity, and creativity! I want that for you!

Let’s understand what clutter is.

Clutter is anything that holds you back and what does not or no longer serves you. The only way to welcome into your life what would support, nurture and serve you today is to let go of what limits you from creating the life you want.

Be willing to let go of the life you planned and accept the life you have so you can grow.

Where do you should on yourself? “I should be thinner.” I should be on time.” “I shouldn’t be this messy.” “I should be able to find my keys.” Stop “should-ing” on your life, instead I suggest you free-up that space to accept the life you have. The only way to start to live an uncluttered life and be able to welcome all the things that will serve and nurture your life today is to accept exactly where you are. You can not change the past, so hold off on being upset when you examine what is limiting your life. Most people don’t want to be honest about their lives because they are fearful of what they may find, but it is actually easier and kinder when you accept what is. When a “should” is strong, it is because you want something to be different than it actually is, but continuing the “should” will only stagnant. By accepting where you are without judgment, and then if you want it to be different, inspired action will assist you in making a positive change. But you must first accept what has been holding you back. You don’t even have to know why you had this limiting issue, just accept you do.

Wherever your clutter is there is no need to despair.

With my help I can assist you in identifying where your clutter is disrupting your life. I support you in letting it go and together we will find what does serves and nurtures the life you are creating today. When you free up the space that limited you, you are free to welcome infinite possibilities.

An interesting bit of information.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota suspected that an orderly lifestyle could result in healthier behaviors. They divided 34 students to work in either an untidy or neat space. After ten minutes, the students were asked whether they wanted an apple or piece of chocolate. Those who spent time in an organized space were more than three times likelier to pick an apple. If your desk reflects a sense of discipline, you may be more apt to show restraint in other areas.

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May you enjoy an uncluttered life!

 

 

 

 


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Assignment Time

Happy Sunday all!

You can’t organize clutter you can only release it.

Here’s a wonderful project for you. The point is to feel the freedom, clarity, and creativity that will come to you instantly once you complete this life changing assignment.

Take any flat surface- table top, night stand, dresser top, counter, desk, or use a bookcase or your car. Keep this in mind- the less time I have to give this project the smaller the item I will unclutter. Set a timer if you prefer knowing you have a beginning and an end to any chore you undertake. Remove everything from the space you chose. Now clean it. Look at it, notice the space you have created and how it makes you feel, you are engaging your mind, body and spirit to your space. Next, make an intention for that space. For instance, you may decide you want only what you love on it. Or you may decide the space will only hold things you use on a daily basis or whatever function works best for you and create it. Clean each item as you place it in on this surface. If you begin to feel uncomfortable it means you have either hit your set point, adding more is not the answer, or you are veering away from your intention, your body will not lie so pay attention to it. You may need to reevaluate the items, surface or intention. Next whatever items did not make it back on your surface, bookcase or car put them away, or donate them they may no longer serve you. Look at the space you created and truly enjoy it. Congratulations! You have just practiced the art of uncluttering your life! One item at a time! I’ve got you and will help you when you don’t know where to begin.