Decluttering

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?

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Edith writes at Howtoinlife.com  – sharing thoughts, experiences and resources for personal development of multi-talents.

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Author: Edith Johnston

35 years of experience guiding individuals in developing their potential and a life time of experience as a multi-talented. She is educated with four degrees and many lessons through the school of hard knocks. She provides resources and opportunities for personal development of multi-talented individuals through her blog, website, presentations, workshops, and books. She has the ability to identify the current dilemma and present options for personal growth. She uses a wide variety of techniques to connect with varied learning styles. She has worked in various venues from private companies, government, non-profits, and private practice. She has worked with a diverse clientele having the full spectrum of abilities and challenges. She is diligent in her mission to provide opportunities for individuals to acquire tools for their internal and external journeys of life. She is the owner of “How To” Life Consultants, LLC providing live and virtual services. The focus is to assist you in figuring out “how to” express your talents, make a contribution, and connect.

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