Look around at your home… what do you see?
Find out the underlying reasons for cluttering certain areas of your home. What does it say about you?
How to declutter my life…
is a blog written by Sylvia Spurway to help people to change the view about themselves and let them experience again little miracles in life. Clutter can make your life stagnant. Decluttering makes your life vibrant and exciting.
We all know what clutter is? An object here and there, one souvenir from this place and this place, the beautiful dress that goes with those shoes.
Slowly our cupboards are filling up, and space, where we live, becomes smaller and less energetic until the clutter makes us stagnant and immobile.
Look at people that are happy, energetic and vibrant they all have one thing in common… Do you know what it is? Read on
In this blog, you will find out
- why clutter can be the cause of stress and Depression.
- How it affects each area of your living space.
- Find out what it means ( underlying problems) when you clutter different areas of the home.
- Clutter inspiring you and clutter that expires you.
- How to declutter my life … make room for the future
Clutter and stress
Not many people are aware of it, but it is a fact that clutter cause stress. Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D. Shows that clutter raises the cortisol levels and it causes stress besides draining your energy. The surroundings become stagnant and so are you. A home with a lot of little Nik naks can feel over a period of time overwhelming, those little things called Nik nak can trigger good or bad emotions in us. Say a flower vase you got from your friend, in reality, you don’t like it but for the friendship, you leave near the side table.
Clutter can block you from receiving the abundance, and it distracts you from achieving your goals.
#Inspiring and expiring Clutter.
Clutter comes in different ways there is clutter that inspires you and there is clutter that de-inspires you is a toleration of clutter.
We are oblivious to the fact that we live in a society that collects and stores things. Do you know why we are doing it because through the media and daily life we are “made to think” it is never enough we need more, and more is better? And that is a problem.
Do you know comfort shopping? I mean when you felt down did you go shopping because it made you feel good, and it took of your mind of things that didn’t go so well.. you bought things because it gave you the happy feeling. When you think about it now you seldom or never use it. When the attraction is gone then it becomes clutter or just another thing.. clothes, shoes, gadgets, objects, bags, etc. in the closet that takes up space.
We accumulate so much clutter over the years that we accept it into our lives and adapt it to become normal. You adjust yourself to that environment.
#How to declutter my Life …Make room for your future
I have made it a habit to declutter my home and my environments around me every year. It feels so good. Honestly, sometimes it shifts a project to completion what came to a standstill.. or a small lottery win comes my way.
I am always amazed when someone declutters their space, and they come back to me with lots of positive changes that happen in their life.
People often explain to me that they feel a surge of power and significant things start to shift. It is like new energy awakes under the clutter. It is finally free to evolve.
A bad relationship begins to improve, new opportunities open up, promotion at work, new and inspiring energy in their life, sometimes a windfall of money, new friendships are formed, more motivation and energy.
I hope with this blog to offer you a simple and easy way to detox your living space and clear some or all the clutter from your life.
#How different cluttered areas in your home show you where you have a problem or in your subconscious mind feel uncomfortable about it.
Did you know that different areas in your home are associated with the habit of cluttering? Those are underlying problems, mixed feelings and emotions as well as mental states? ( Don’t worry you are not weird we all have it and do it)
I love this saying ” Live your Life by design and do not Live your Life by default”
When you want to declutter your life you need to declutter all the nine parts of your environments.
Clutter in different areas of your home can show you where you can improve yourself and your life. Each Room signifies for us a different underlying mental state.
#Go Room by Room and the underlying mental statement what your mind wants to tell you.
The Living Room .. how to declutter my life
Having a cluttered Living room shows that you are not honest with yourself and the world. You have problems expressing yourself.
You do not show your real potential to the world. You live to the expectations of others. A living room is used in general for entertainment and to avoid that friends and family stay too long and push you into an action phase you don’t like the room to feel comfortable and relaxed.
Clutter in the Dining Room:
Dining room in the house where family meets and takes there meal together. Having a cluttered dining room means there is no communication between family members. Everyone is doing their things. There is no joy, and friction often appears. Everyone is for him or his self. A cluttered dining room can also cause never-ending arguments between family members or partners. If you are single means problems in relationships with others.
How to declutter my life … The Kitchen
Is the heart of a home. When a kitchen is cluttered, it means that you
do not give yourself space to breathe.
You might have a hard time looking after yourself said this means you put others first before your needs. It also means that you do not give yourself the love you deserve.
Maybe you observed this as a child from your parents. As the kitchen is a place where you cook food and store food when cluttered, it can lead to emotional eating or stress eating. It also means you believe deep down you do not deserve a healthy and happy lifestyle.
What does a cluttered Bedroom say about you?
When a bedroom is cluttered the first thing comes to mind that you might feel stuck and there are underlying relationship problems.
You might wake up in the mornings and feel you did not sleep as the clutter is draining your energy, make you feel tired, lethargic and inflexible.
Sometimes things are unclear, and you become obsessive about certain things. When sharing the room with a partner, there are underlying intimacy issues involved or difficulties of open up to each other.
A distance between the partner and yourself. The bedroom is a place to relax, and it should be decorated as relaxing as possible. A place where you can go to rest and recharge your battery. A right balance of yin and yang. Clutter in here can make you feel tired, lethargic and confused. I am also talking about electronics. TV, Computer, Mobilephone etc. should not be in a bedroom.
The Bathroom how to declutter my Life
When a bathroom is cluttered, that is a sign that we haven’t let go of our past. We want to hold on to our history as this is a comforting feeling and we don’t want to move out of our comfort zone. It also says that the person who clutters the bathroom has low self-esteem, and is not happy with themselves.
The bathroom is a room where we clean our-self, take a shower or a relaxing bath. A time to find peace and the most creative inspiration come under the shower. A cluttered bathroom bribes you of your inspirational motivation and creativity. The best ideas come under the shower.
A cluttered Hallway…
Every Hallway that has clutter will stop the energy from flowing through to the other rooms. It becomes stagnant. What in other terms means you are blocking your power and somehow in your subconscious mind you are afraid of letting new things into your life. It is like a wall of comfort build around you.
Motivation will slowly die like a flower without water, and it can also mean you are stuck in a job or relationship you do not like but you don’t want to change either.
You move into a position where you accept it, and you start slowly to surrender.
Clutter or a mess in the Basement…
A basement when cluttered it always shows back to someone who is carrying much weight on their shoulders.
Those people think they have the whole world on their shoulders. There are family conflicts where a person doesn’t want to deal with, relationship problems with old friends, feeling guilty for something or someone.
Having a cluttered basement shows that there are problems from the childhood, past carried with you and you are afraid to let go. You lived so long with that clutter that it has integrated into your aura. It sucks so slowly the energy out of you. Sometimes you don’t feel at home, and you want to break out. Be free …
How to declutter my Life …The Closet
Have you heart about the skeletons in the closet. That is precisely what your clutter means.
Most of the items are attached to you in an emotional and sentimental sense. It also means you are hiding the truth and don’t want to face reality or a situation.
A closet is used to store items and specific items after a while has to go, but somehow we hold on to our shoes, our cloth, our souvenirs, the little Nik Nak we collected over the years.
A cluttered closet will negatively impact our ability to acknowledge the future and moving on to a new era in your life. It is like we are the right foot in the future, but with the left foot, you are still in the past. You can not make the transition to a new life. Your collections are holding us back.
If you buy one new piece you should recycle two pieces.
Cluttering the Garage a nightmare for most owners of a car …
Clutter in general in the garage means difficulty in moving forward. A Garage is a place for cars and transportation, and that means the moving in and out of a garage should be as comfortable and as easy as possible.
If the garage is cluttered, it just says you are not ready to move on to another stage in life. If you want to change job or wait for a promotion mentally, that means yes you want to do it, but physically you are not ready to leave your comfort zone. It could also cause social anxiety. Moving forward will not be possible. Two steps forward and 3 steps backwards.
How to declutter my life … The Balcony
Clutter on a balcony suggests that you are not a very social person. You like to hide behind the scenes and let other people take the credit for your work. The balcony is an opening, and when you clutter the extension of your home, it just means our social life is taking a downturn.
You love to be alone it can also cause depression so be aware when the clutter is overtaking the whole balcony space.
Getting rid of your unused items that create clutter is not easy. It is so much more than just recycling the items … there are emotions involved and it takes time to let go. There are sentimental pictures the gifts from a friend, the memories from a lost love. It is an emotional process.
Everyone is cluttering from time to time specific areas of the home. We do it all, and if you pay attention you might see the problems turning up, and it will help you to solve them more comfortable and with a conscious mind.
Releasing the clutter on a subconscious level and a conscious level will shift your mental state and the energy around you. It uplifts your spirit, and you feel lighter in many ways.
It is a fact that the stress created by Information overload and physical clutter with the endless choices required day by day can cause or trigger health issues like generalised panic attacks, depression, overeating or anxiety.
When you start decluttering your home and life, one significant factor is,
work quickly when sorting things otherwise you get distracted. When you read through things, you might get stuck and lose focus.
Go room by room or cupboard by cupboard. Take action and declutter your life today. Let go of those unconscious fears and emotions live your life.
I have created an e- planner with a worksheet on how I start my declutter process. It helps me to keep going and stay focused. It helps me a lot. Download it here
If you want to find some books on decluttering I can recommend
Decluttering your home, mind body and soul by Soukup Ruth
Declutter of the speed of Life by Dana K. White
Do you have clutter in your life? Please feel free to share how you reduce the clutter in your life and how do you feel or what things have shifted. What did you use … and how long did you take.
All the best