I love what I do for work sorting through all kinds of clutter. Many people look at me a little strangely when I tell them this. And I suppose it does seem a little odd to have a love for working with other people’s “stuff”. But I know a little secret. I know that looking through all of that clutter leads to the life you’ve always wanted.
Here is what I know for sure: people in general have a lot of stuff.
And having a lot of stuff doesn’t make you a bad person. It doesn’t mean you are a hoarder or unkempt. It means you have fallen into the trap like so many others of taking in more than you let out. And it isn’t just that you take in more. It is that you don’t question why.
You aren’t alone. Many people buy, accept, and let in things without regard to whether they need them, and importantly, where those things are going to go.
That is where the clutter cycle begins.
When you let things in and do not find a home right away, or put them down for “just a minute” you give clutter a fighting chance. That minute turns into a week, and all of a sudden clutter is comfortable on your counters and flat surfaces. Those homeless items have taken over your space. And affected your life on every level.
Perhaps one of the biggest detriments to that overwhelm is the lack of desire to do more things that aid in your wellness. And your happiness. When you are overwhelmed your perception of time is so skewed that lly believe you have no time. You have no time to cook a healthy meal or to work out. You have no time to spend with people that you love and research more appealing work.
No time to live the life you’ve always wanted.
But perhaps what trumps all of that is this feeling that the life you want to live – the one that you make sense of when you take the time to daydream a little – doesn’t get lived. In fact, overwhelm, clutter, too much, is a tarp that covers you and all of your potential. That tarp makes it more difficult for you to become more. It extinguishes some of those hopes and dreams. It weighs you down. And it can leave you feeling unsure in the face of important challenges, especially those that will improve your well-being and your happiness.
I promise clutter can do all that!
As a life architect, I help people discover who they are. I challenge them to think about what kind of person they want to be, and how they want to feel in their life. Do they want to be organized, fulfilled, and impactful? Do they want to feel happy, secure, and fulfilled?
My goal is to help people decide what they want from life and who they want to be. And to then help them build routines and habits will help them create that.
One of the best ways to discover that is through your stuff: the stuff that matters, and the stuff that doesn’t
Your life – the life you’ve always wanted – is waiting for you – ready to be lived fully. It might just be buried a little.
Don’t keep your life waiting any longer!
It is time to get un-buried. I know that that statement alone can conjure up tremendous fear – rightfully so. I also know that true happiness, and knowing, are on the other side of that fear. In fact, true happiness comes as a result of seeing the fear – feeling it – and pushing through. It comes from finding ways to stay the course, change, and grow.
It’s actually what I love most about doing my work as a Minimalist Lifestyle Coach. I get to encourage and motivate you to grow. I hold your dreams close to me and guide you, remind you, and support you to live them.
Getting un-buried, discovering more of the kind of person you want to be, and living the life you’ve always wanted, is yours for the taking.
You just have to start.
Four tips to start decluttering and find the life you’ve always wanted
These tips simplify what can feel scary. And they can get you moving toward the life you’ve always wanted to live.
1. Start small
Don’t eat the elephant whole! Start in one room and with one small area of that room. This makes the daunting feel do-able.
2. Let go
Declutter what doesn’t matter, and what doesn’t bring peace or purpose to your life or your space. As you reduce your clutter, you will reduce your overwhelm.
3. Put in the time
To reduce clutter you must do the decluttering work consistently. Spend 20 minutes a day in that one area focusing on what isn’t liked, needed, or used. For best results, schedule the time on your calendar. It will help you stay on track.
Do the process of decluttering until you’ve looked at and sorted the things inside or on top of every box, drawer, closet, or flat surface. Once that one space is light, do the process again in another area.
You will get there. You just need to be open to the process, and willing to embrace it. And, by all means, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Hiring a Life Architect to help you sort through and discard the mental and physical clutter is a great way to help you create your life.
Take the time now to lighten the load, and dig into your stuff!
I’m positive you will find the life you’ve always wanted underneath it all.
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