There is nothing like the New Year to start a new you, January comes after the excess of holidays and gives us the opportunity to start again with new goals.
While I’m a big believer in resolutions and making plans for the future, I don’t think it’s something that always has to happen in January to be effective! In fact, often those New Year’s resolutions fall after only a few weeks, so the real key is to connect with What you want to achieve and why, in any month of the year. As with anything you wish to manifest, the vibrations become much stronger when you identify and focus on why you want what you want to manifest, how you want to feel and then start creating those feelings (and vibrations) ahead of time.
I think whatever your resolutions are, whether they are fitness or wellness based, money related, relationship related, you name it – most of these goals you are making will be granted great help with your home downsizing! Sound crazy? Read on to find out why I believe decluttering is the magic missing ingredient to your 2020 resolutions.
Why is decluttering a magical tool for manifestation?
Think about how everything has a vibration, a frequency of energy that they are emitting. Whether it’s that beautiful painting above your fireplace or that pile of unopened mail in the corner, everything in your home or workspace is vibrating energy. Just like positive and negative thoughts, solid objects can give off a vibrational frequency that either lifts you into higher emotions or drags you down into negative ones. In other words, your things take up not only physical space but also emotional space. The clutter you see around you can not only create disorder in a room but it can also be toxic to your emotional and mental well-being. It essentially becomes a clutter of the mind as well as a clutter of the room.
When you take a methodical approach to organizing your space, you will see your life transform in truly incredible ways.
This is because your possessions are indicative of where your life is right now. The process of choosing them and discarding what you don’t need is very liberating and can create big changes as you refocus on what is important. It can also help you to appreciate your things and maybe even make you realize how little you actually need to be happy in life. Some people find that downsizing and adopting a more minimalist lifestyle brings them a greater sense of purpose and happiness.
Creating more physical space is also reflected mentally and emotionally. By gaining a sense of control over your surroundings you make room for the new to enter.
That’s why I believe that your living space is the missing ingredient to see through all those other resolutions you may have. A clutter-free home is like a starting point for tackling the rest of your life’s goals, giving you the positive energy needed to tackle them.
Does it feel overwhelming to know where to start?
I’m here to help with some easy steps to simple decluttering, getting you on the right track to an organized home and a clearer mind.
How do you start? Take a look around your space right now. See something that jumps out at you, something that you wish you had the time to organize or sort out? Do a quick assessment of what you have accumulated and then visualize how your home would ideally look if it were less cluttered with old things.
Prosperity Tips: Top Japanese author Marie Kondo has made decluttering cool again with her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying. The book helps by breaking down the tidying process into easy chapters and directions. Kondo suggests decluttering by category, so you can declutter productively. She also recommends putting your hands on every item you own and asking yourself if it sparks joy in you. If it doesn’t – throw it away.
The Mental and the Material are Connected: If you find yourself stuck in negative situations or repeating negative behaviors, thoughts or patterns, don’t underestimate how this connects to your messy kitchen cabinets! Where we live is so important, it is a deep reflection of what is happening inside. Something as seemingly simple and unexciting as sorting through a pile of mismatched socks and unwanted books can quite literally transform your perspective.
Consider the Energy of your Space: The connection between your frame of mind and where you live, eat and sleep is essential. The energy in your home will have a profound effect on your own energy as you enter it and spend time there. Would you rather come home to a calm and soothing open space that inspires you or a sprawling space full of busy and confusing energy?
Digital Detox: Extend your cleaning mission to your inbox and electronic and digital goods. That drawer full of wires and cables, those old batteries rolling in the back, get rid of them. Open your laptop, ipad or phone and delete those folders, old downloads and unwanted files. Upload storage to the cloud and make sure you know exactly where everything you need is when you need it. Clearing your desktop will help inspire you when you sit down to a new task not to mention improving your productivity and device speed.
Emotional Release: Get real and face your fears as you sort out your affairs. Ask yourself what you are afraid to release as you throw things out. Is it a memory, something from the past that you are clinging to? Remember that no matter how much you cling to something, it cannot stay the same permanently. You don’t have to get rid of the things you love, but the idea is to create space for what uplifts you and boosts positivity in your home. Photos, letters and other sentimental items are hard to throw away. Ask yourself if you can retain the memory without holding on to the object. If the answer is yes, find release to make way for something new, safe in the knowledge that no one can throw away your memories.
Focused Clarity: Once you start with your decluttering you will soon recognize the positive effects it is having. Life becomes simplified and easy. You can go into your wardrobe and know exactly what’s in there. You can access the cards you need, and find something in your kitchen drawer without messing around. This kind of clarity is a huge positive boost for your mind, giving it space, a sense of calm and a strong focus that extends into the rest of your life.
I believe so strongly in the power of decluttering that I suggest you make a list of the other goals in your life before you declutter and again afterwards and see how much easier it feels to manage them, once you’ve created successfully your ideal living space. Bet you’ll find you have more ideas, inspiration and a boost of renewed enthusiasm for whatever you want to take on.
Remember that your newly organized space will radiate positive energy. Decluttering is not just about becoming a tidier person, it is about releasing the old and opening your life to new energy, new perceptions and transformations. You have the control to make your home a haven of peace, calm and positivity. A great place to dream.