“Peanut,” my niece, recently sent me “before” and “after” photos of her bedroom with a text saying, “This before and after picture makes me happy and I thought I’d share it with you :)”
It’s so true! How good does it feel to clean out our closets, offices, garages, or kitchen cupboards? I once had a gentleman tell me he and his wife hired a crew to help them “detox” their entire home over one weekend and in his words “it was a spiritual experience.”
The word “clutter’ also applies to so many more facets of our lives. There is mind, body, heart, and psychological clutter. It’s really a question of how far and deep you want to go.
About three years ago I did a three-week nutritional cleanse based off Kathy Freston’s book, The Quantum Wellness Cleanse. After about ten days, the “detox” went beyond my body and into my emotions. I began waking up completely refreshed at 5am and found myself making lists of people I felt the need to reach out to… to have closure with… or reconnect with. I had never felt so light after those three weeks within my body, mind and soul.
This is the perfect time of year to clear out what isn’t working so there is room for what feeds your spirit, purpose, and passions.
Happy de cluttering!!
Meg Daly is a Personal Development Coach who partners with individuals inspired to upgrade the environment and culture within their professional and personal lives. Her approach encourages clients to move from fear and instability, to strength and success. You can learn more about her at www.coachmegdaly.com.