Clutter Quote

March 2, 2009

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One of my favorite quotes…

PLENTY robs you of valuable space, time, money, calm and sense of control.

Powerful…

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Some may say all clutter is negative, but there is clutter that is without a doubt, 100%, truly negative.  It can be physical clutter or emotional clutter.  Either way, it is time to clear it out!

Especially if you have a hard time letting go of things, start with anything that has a negative feeling, memory or experience attached to it.  For some reason we hang on to these items just like we do the positive ones.  Why?  Would we continue to eat something if it tasted bad or made us sick?  Would we continue to do activity if it hurt or harmed us? Start by removing anything that has negativity to it.  Make room for the important and positive things in your life and your space.

I’ve worked with clients who have kept medical letters of former dire circumstances.  They remember the pain all too well without the need of this piece of paper as a reminder.  Let those go.  Photos of relationships that was negative, say bu-bye.  I myself found a legal letter this week that was from a very painful experience.  I actually thought I had thrown it out years ago.  Nope, it was still there.  Was, key word.  I have released that negative energy and it is gone.

Toxic, negative people in your life?  Remove them too.  I call that “people clutter.”

Grab that trash can and start having more room for positive memories, people and energy!

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Get Organized, Take Control

February 17, 2009

Last night I visited a friend.  When I arrived they were very busy purging and organizing.  After a super busy week  for this friend I had expected them to be passed out with the remote in their hand.

Why not?  The week was crazy, doom in gloom in the news, whispers of layoffs at work. I was told:

“There is so much out there I can’t control, THIS–my space and my environment I CAN control…it feels good.”

Well said my friend.

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