When people think about clutter, they usually think of all the stuff they have in their home or workspace. However, clutter isn’t only stuff that takes up physical space. It also takes up emotional space as well. Clutter in a room can be toxic to your emotional and mental well-being. Everything around you is energy. The beautiful painting above your fireplace, plants in your kitchen, and books and magazines on your coffee table are all vibrating energy. Just like positive and negative thoughts, objects around you have a vibrational frequency that either lifts you up to joy or pulls you down to frustration and anger. Clutter in your space absolutely affects and influences the clutter in your mind and vice versa.
If you really want to make life changes this year that will get you closer to where you want to be, first take a look at the stuff you have. It indicates where your life is at right now. If you don’t like where you are right now, decluttering is truly the first step to making a change. Getting rid of clutter can be meditative for some people and letting go of physical stuff can inspire new ideas that lead to some amazing creations during the process. The process of sorting through all your belongings and getting rid of what you don’t need is actually very freeing. Think of it as releasing not only physical baggage but emotional baggage as well. It can help you appreciate what you have and even make you realize how little stuff you actually need to be happy in life. Downsizing and living a more minimalist lifestyle can bring people a greater sense of purpose and contentment. It can feel like a heavy weight has been lifted off your shoulders as you live on less. Check out the TEDx Talk on A Rich Life with Less Stuff by “The Minimalists”
We spend so much of our time at home and where we live is very important – it’s a deep reflection of what is going on within. If you have a pattern of negative thoughts, behavior, or patterns, don’t discount how that connects to your space like a messy bedroom or a cluttered kitchen. By taking control and actively participating in transforming your physical space, you make room for new things to enter. A clutter-free home is the first step to making changes in your life, giving you the positive energy required to tackle any task, release what no longer serves you and achieve your goals.
Here are a few simple steps to getting your home free of things that don’t speak to your soul so that you can make life changes this year by letting go of the old so you can step into a new and better you.