Clutter accumulates in our space and in our mind. The mind finds way to file things and close doors. Other times the clutter of the mind leads to overwhelm. Lots of decisions to make and responsibilities to manage contribute to clutter and overwhelm. The amount of input we receive from our observation and connection abilities lead to clutter. Our emotional intensities lead to clutter. It piles higher and higher, enveloping the space within the mind. What can we do to declutter?
Physical space reflects and has an effect on the clutter of our minds. Thus, decluttering our living and work space, creating organization and clear areas, helps to declutter the minds storage banks and processing centers.
Morning pages (Julia Cameron); Journaling; doodling; are ways to clear the mind and declutter.
Meditation – formal/structure, walking, music, a format that works for you; also clears the mind and declutters (provides the space for the brain to reorganize the information).
Physical exercise allows for release, clarity – and thus decluttering.
An idea book is a place to write down (electronically record) all the ideas, connections, solutions, questions that come to mind and one does not have to try to remember freeing space and energy.
The emotions and intensities are facilitated by the above methods. Another method is identifying the emotion and using such things as acupressure and flower essences to integrate and formulate the experience. And remember conscious breathing is of great value for all of the above.
Understanding your values and their priority at this time in your life helps to bring clarity, focus, organization of the data input, experiences, sensations, decisions, etc – thus minimizing the clutter.
How do you experience clutter? What are you doing to declutter? What happens for you with decluttering?
Edith writes at Howtoinlife.com – sharing thoughts, experiences and resources for personal development of multi-talents.