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Veggies-HeartShapedMost people think that clutter is just what they see before them, but one truth about clutter is that there is much more to it than meets the eye.  Clutter always stems from something within and many times, is related to your physical health.

Clutter can be a constant challenge and keep you from being productive. You might have drawers in your office or larger parts of your office that are cluttered. You might even clear the space and have the clutter “sneak up” on you again, leaving you wondering why you can’t get rid of it.  When dealing with clutter you have to stop and ask what’s in the background that has our lives so cluttered.  There are other things that come into play when it comes to clutter and the true reasons for clutter lie beneath the surface and some have connections to our physical body.  You can’t clear the clutter by focusing on your “stuff”.  How many times have you eliminated that pile, the overflow in the closet or even cleared the clutter from an entire room only to have it come back to haunt you, making you feel as though you just can’t  conquer the clutter?  When this is the case, chances are there is something else running in the background that has you not able to let go of your clutter.  Addressing the surface reasons for clutter won’t work for you in this instance.

When you look beyond the surface you can see how clutter relates to the physical body. Often when people have clutter they’re also dealing with excess body weight, which can have you feel the same way the clutter does—drained, no balance, heavy and wanting to make a change.  In a cluttered space there is no real life present, there is limited movement or it can be difficult to move about the space, there is no balance, and walking into the space can make you feel uncomfortable or wanting to leave the space.  Excess body weight and clutter are both forms of protection.  People keep both hoping to cushion themselves against some of the things that life brings their way.

If there isn’t excess body weight, there is usually something else going on with the individual physically either in experiencing some of the things I mentioned or perhaps the individual having some health concerns. People hold onto clutter to fill a void and eat for the same reason, and don’t see the connection between the two.  The excess weight becomes a burden just as the “stuff” is a burden.

The body becomes cluttered and leads to negative impacts on your health that get more complicated as the stagnant energy accumulates. That’s usually the point when people start to take medication to remedy the problems, which truly does not help. Case studies have shown time and time again that when you being to remove clutter from your environment, the physical body makes a shift as well, with the removal of excess weight and health issues.  In turn, when you being to address clutter as it relates to your physical body, it becomes easier to remove the clutter from your space and keep it from returning. The clutter stays away when the root cause is addressed, so when you begin to look at the reason for the extra body weight or health issues.  When those are uncovered and addressed, not only is the physical body able to shift, but so is your environment. To get rid of clutter for good, you really have to look beneath the surface and remedy that clutter and only then can you clear the clutter in your environment and be rid of it and its negative impact on your health for good.

 


As we all know, spring has come to an end.  In the Northern Hemisphere, summer solstice begins on Jun 21 2011 at 1:16 P.M. EDT.  Summer Solstice results in the longest day and the shortest night of the year.  This gives us the start of longer days and summer fun.  If you did any spring cleaning, I hope that along with that you included decluttering and organizing your space.

If you haven’t already decluttered your environment, it’s time to hop to it and do it.  Declutter your environment one room at a time, pull out the summer clothes, pull out the grill, patio furniture, get rid of the things you no longer want or need and get ready for the season.  Doing these things now will have you be prepared for those summer events and activities.

The days may be getting longer, but it doesn’t mean that you have more time to get things done.  You have the same number of hours in every given day as usual.  Spring officially ends tomorrow, take the time now to get ready for summer so that you’ll be one step closer to getting things done and having fun.


When Spring rolls around, most people think and talk about “Spring cleaning” which for a lot of people means cleaning from top to bottom.  You know how it is, you clean all of those things that you wouldn’t clean during your regular weekly cleaning routine.

Spring cleaning is a beautiful thing and paves the way into the season, but when you really think about it , it s down to more than just cleaning.  If you really want to pave the way into the season, you have to purge and establish or refine systems that you already have in place.   Over the course of a year our homes and office spaces can accumulate quite a bit of things and it’s important that we weed those things out on a regular basis so that we only end up with things that we like and things that serve a purpose, which is important when you consider that clutter changes the energy in a space, not to mention physically blocks space.  When the space is free and clear of clutter the energy shifts.

As you declutter your space, sort things into separate boxes: give away, sell, throw away and be sure to get rid of old things associated with negative experiences or emotions.  The energy from them slows down progress and makes the energy in the space heavy, which really doesn’t work especially if you leave it in a work space.  Once you’ve decluttered, be sure that everything has a designated space.  Additionally, be sure that you have a system in place that will keep your environment clutter free and create new habits that will support you.  Additionally, look at your calendar and to-do list.  Clutter can accumulate there as well, it just happens to be in the form of unnecessary appointments and tasks.  When you finish decluttering your space, get rid of the unnecessary things on your calendar and to-do list as well.  Doing so will help you spring forward into the season.


Most people have clutter of some sort, but for some, it’s more of an issue and  seems to be something that just won’t go away. In cases like that, there’s something else running in the background.  No matter how much paper or how much “stuff” you have, believe it or not, your clutter is all about you. You are your clutter and your clutter is you.

You can’t clear the clutter by focusing on your “stuff”.   How many times have you eliminated that pile, the overflow in the closet or even cleared the clutter from an entire room only to have it come back to haunt you, making you feel as though you just can’t conquer the clutter?  If this is the case and you’re looking for a solutions, click here to join a free call that will clue you in to what’s really going on.


Typically with Spring comes the traditional “Spring cleaning” which usually means cleaning the house from top to bottom.  Truthfully, it has to encompass more than the usual cleaning.  With things they way they are now-a-days, most of us aren’t getting in even the traditional Spring cleaning, but we have to do that and more.  These are my Top 10 tips for Spring organizing:

  • Clean and organize every season or at least twice each year
  • Don’t just clean, but declutter!
  • When you declutter your physical space, think about doing the same with your physical body.  The two are related
  • Clear your mental clutter and remember that when you have clutter in your space, it impacts you on a mental level
  • Get rid of the emotional clutter-toxic people; you know, the ones with the drama, vampires, users, and pessimists
  • Consider that when there is clutter in your space, the energy is different.  When the space is free and clear of clutter the energy shifts.  Get rid of old things associated with negative experiences or emotions.  The energy from them slows down progress and makes the energy in the space heavy.
  • Organize your space after you declutter.  Make a space for everything and put everything in its space
  • Create systems and processes to support you
  • Create and incorporate new habits
  • Triage your time.  Discover your time management personality, choose a tool that fits that personality and create a system for managing your time and stop multitasking!
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