These are the effects of mental clutter. The head fog, the confusion, the chaos, the stress. And this "stuff" affects our environment. It leads to our messy desks, our overstocked cupboards, our overflowing closets and drawers.
Back in the years of high school gym when they had us run one mile, I was the student struggling to complete it - lungs burning and finishing last. It's not that I wasn't active. I played volleyball and tennis in high school - but I told myself that I wasn't a runner.
I've given myself a year to clear out this house, put it on the market, find a terrific apartment and move there with only my Truly Necessary Items. Plus a bunch of plush tigers.
Smart phones have a lot of places to hide clutter. It's worth finding and removing the clutter so that your phone can serve you in better ways.
The definition of organize is, "to cause to develop an organic structure." Organic is defined as, "having systematic coordination of parts." Coordination is the key word. This means things working together. There is a healthy flow. There's no presence of disruption. There's no clutter.
All 10 of these tiny homes prove that space is relative. Your home is only as tiny as you let it feel. So, apply these space-saving tips and storage tricks when you can. Because you deserve to have a bigger home without actually paying for one.
Mental stress is powerful and sneaky. Remember that diamond is just charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well, and accept that there are things you simply can't control or change.
My writing room is six feet wide by seven feet long. I know the dimensions exactly because every week or so, I decide I can't possibly work another minute in here without changing the space.
Letting go of all the unnecessary, clearing away old energy is like laying out a welcome mat for all the good and new you want to bring into your life.
For my whole adult life, I'd felt bad about not dressing better. But I'd also refused to give up ratty clothes or buy nice ones. I'd pushed myself to obey contradictory internal commands: dress well, but don't throw things away or spend money. Finally, I broke free of the double bind.
My delicious friend Micki appeared at my door two years ago and promptly began to purge my closet. I was suddenly lightened. I hadn't lost anything, I had gained. Unencumbered, gravity had morphed into grace; in that magical transformation was an opening.
Sure, you're not really in love with all this clutter in your home. Having stuff all over the place isn't something we like because not only does it clutter our physical space, but it also clutters our mind and our emotional state. In fact, it can even affect our ability to focus and process information.
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I remember the house my mother died in at age 96. She had lived there for over 60 years, and it was a confusion of stuff -- wonderful souvenirs mixed in with tax returns from over 50 years ago and children's letters mixed with old receipts
By keeping things around us, we weigh ourselves down. We stack things on shelves and we pile things in closets and we store things in bins in the attic and in the basement. We cling to them, surrounding ourselves with tangible reminders of moments past.