Clutter is a major source of stress for all of us and often we’re not really aware of the fact. Clutter comes in many forms and to unclutter your life will also release a lot of resources that can be used for the good of your mind and body.
Take a few moments to look around you. Look at the table, look into the kitchen, take a few moments in your closet and have a look in your bedroom. Are these places free of clutter or full of mess?
In my new life, I’ve thrown away a lot of old stuff that I thought I needed and I’ve sold off a lot of stuff that other people wanted. This has created space for new things and new experiences in my life and it will do so for you as well once you start getting rid of all the old baggage.
The same goes for your mind. Become aware of the clutter in your mind and how you are attached to all of these thoughts as if they’re all real and can’t be changed.
Clutter can also come in the form of overindulgence of any kind. For me, personally, I’ve messed up my economy by buying way too much stuff and using illegal drugs. I’ve spent 10’s of thousands of dollars on drugs and all I’m left with now is a ton of credit card debt that will take years to clear. Being clean now, and clear about my path forward, I have no doubt I’ll be debt free sooner rather than later.
I know I felt good spending all that money, as if I was the king of the world, free of worries or a thought of my future. I lived in the moment and had a blast and I know a lot of people overindulge to alleviate the feeling of being depressed. Some people overeat, some people are addicted to sex, some use illegal drugs, some drink way too much alcohol and other just love to go out shopping something they really don’t need to impress people they don’t even like.
This is a downward spiral and only helps in the moment because things are not the key to your happiness, you are. Nothing in the outside world will ever make you happy. I’ve tried it and I know it doesn’t work like that.
Decide to clear up your clutter, in any shape or form it’s in, and set your goals for a better life. If you’re in financial trouble, either ask for help in your local bank or get educated by reading books on how to manage debt. If you’re addicted to anything, look for resources online that can assist you in managing your addiction or talk to your coach/mentor about it. You have to start and now is a good a time as any.
Change only takes a small decision to act and you’re on your way to a better life.
What are your thoughts?