Overwhelmed. That’s often how people who feel when their lives have become too cluttered up. It seems like you can barely keep your head above water and there’s no room to breathe.
Clutter has a huge impact on our lives. It’s not just the annoyance of lost keys or the overflowing inbox or the weight of too many commitments. That’s bad enough but a cluttered up life also takes its toll in other ways.
Too much stuff in your head or on your desk gets in the way of your success. It sucks up time making you less effective and efficient.
Just like an undertow pulls you down in the water, clutter has an energetic drag on your life. It creates a stagnant energy that causes you to feel tired. Think about the most cluttered space in your house. How does it make you feel? Now think about the last time you went on a cleaning spree. I bet you had a renewed sense of energy and possibility. That’s because you shifted the energy around you.
When there’s too much clutter, there’s also a feeling of stuckness that leads to procrastination. You end up simply treading water in your life.
Eventually that just wears you out. The good news is that you can throwing yourself a life preserver by simplifying your life. Cut through the stuff and you will find you are floating along.
This week’s challenge:
Let yourself experience the full impact of the stuff you have piled up in your space and heart and mind. Make a list of all the ways this clutter holds you back in your life. You have to wake up to the toll it takes before you can begin making sustainable changes.
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What’s the cost of clutter in your life?