I love this time of year. I enjoy the tiny hints of spring like the changing of the sun’s shadow and the milder weather. When spring is in the air, I think about spring cleaning! It’s time to clear out the old and welcome in the new. It means re-evaluating what we have by sorting, decluttering and cleaning.
You probably have clutter in some area of your life. Few people are clutter-free. Maybe it’s the top of your desk or your desk drawers. Maybe it’s your kitchen cabinets or your clothes closets. Maybe it’s your business and its systems. Whatever it is, it can probably be benefited by a decluttering regimen.
When you hear the word “declutter,” you either love it or you don’t. Right?
While it can be one of the most rewarding things you do, without the right perspective and insight, it just won’t work for you — or anyone else for that matter. That’s why when you declutter, you experience that momentary “zen-like” bliss, and you revert right back to your same old habits. You take steps forward and then you take steps backwards.
The good news is that it doesn’t need to be that way. It’s not your fault; you just don’t have the right understanding about why you do what you do.
Decluttering is more than getting rid of stuff.
As you start sorting through the contents of your desk, the clothes in your closet, or the junk in your garage, it’s easy to just start tossing out things mindlessly. Or, you can try the three pile method — one for things you want to keep, another for things you want to donate, and still another for things you want to discard.
It sounds simple, but it’s ineffective. Try this instead insead. Find out your “why.” Why are you keeping this particular item? What are you donating this? Why are you discarding that? I know it sounds ridiculous on one level, but it’s actually quite brilliant on another.
By tuning into your underlying reasons for why you do something, you can make better decisions when you’re in the process of acquiring stuff in the first place! Armed with knowledge about how you decision-make will fuel better choices in the future.
If you know why you’re doing something and that particular decision results in you discarding something later, perhaps you don’t need to buy it in the first place. While simplistic in this example, you must agree there is truth to this.
So, find your why, declutter for a reason, use the knowledge to make better choices, and you’ll have less clutter in the future!
Stay tuned for more tips about decluttering.
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