Are you overwhelmed by emotional clutter and physical clutter?
Overwhelmed by emotional clutter?
By nagging emotional baggage that’s weighing you down?
By physical clutter–the stuff you own?
Surrounded by a mountain of things?
Try this 5-minute solution to shed physical and emotional clutter.
￼How to handle the overwhelm – How to get rid of physical clutter by letting things go
Imagine that you’re inside your house and it’s on fire.
You have ten minutes to take whatever you need with you.
Donate, sell, give away the remaining stuff.
If you’re still having difficulty making a decision about what to keep, go deeper inside yourself.
Let’s take a swim in your mind, from the conscious level to the unconscious / subconscious level.
Come with me …
Up the ladder to the “high jump” diving board …
On to the diving board … you walk to the edge of the diving board …
You jump into the air, bounce off the diving board of your dreams …
Ascending upward and forward, propelled into the air … You ascend upward a few feet …
Then, density takes effect …
Your body descends toward the pool …
You are descending, in slow motion, toward the pool of your imagination …
￼Your feet hit the water and quickly, your body follows suit …
Plunging into the cool water, descending toward the bottom of the pool.
You look around.
You’re in the deep end.
You’re in the subconscious (below conscious) level of the pool.
This is the root drive of your Operating System (OS).
This is the essence of who you are.
Here, under the water, is where you can ask your real self, why you do what you do.
Why do you own all these material possessions?
Why are you afraid to get rid of all this stuff you own?
Because you are assigning “meaning” (significance, importance) to it.
And, in doing so, you are finding an identity.
Without planning to, you’ve inadvertently gotten into a relationship with your things.
So much so, that the the stuff that you think you own now owns you.
How do you change this?
By giving yourself a new identity.
The Circles of Power Technique
￼Choose who you want to be, and then step into that “circle of power”.
Do you want to be a writer? An actor? A traveler? A photographer? An artist? A combination of these?
Imagine a circle in front of you.
Imagine that, when you step into that circle, you have the qualities and habits and traits and skills of that profession.
Then, step into that circle.
Now that you are in the “circle of power” of that profession, look at your former “circle of power”, and see all the stuff that’s sitting in that circle of power, that’s attached to your old identity.
Is there anything you need in there?
If so, reach out and take it. If not, let it go.
The new you has what you need.
The things you have no use for, let go of, give away to someone else, leave them on the curb.
When you become lightweight, you’re able to navigate new territories, slip into new situations, climb trees, scale buildings, squeeze through narrow spaces to find opportunities on the other side.
You’ll learn the beauty of accumulating experiences, not things.
Now that we’ve cleaned the physical clutter, let’s go inward, and address any emotional clutter that might be weighing you down.
How to shed emotional clutter
1. Raise your standards.
If someone does not meet your standards, drop them, immediately, from your life.
2. Be assertive.
Say what you mean and mean what you say. When your thoughts (brain/mental) match/align with your feelings (body/actions), you are in congruency. I call this congruency the “state of being”, which situates itself at the intersection of your thoughts (brain) and feelings (body).
3. Say no to gossip.
Gossip is an energy-drain. If you’re going to talk about someone, speak positive about them. If someone comes to you with gossip about someone else, politely excuse yourself. If they ask you why, tell them the truth.
These simple techniques will enable and empower you to lose any physical or emotional clutter. In doing so, you’ll become lightweight. And this will enable you to navigate your life from a completely new perspective, one that allows you so see a greater number of options and possibilities.
And having options, and possibilities, is what freedom is all about.