That old couch you’ve sat on for 15 years . . . let it go! Those clothes you vow to wear again . . . let it go! The materialistic things that you swear you can’t live without . . . let it go! Let the clutter go! Clutter is a mess of unorganized litter in a bunch of confusion! It is hard to get organized while surrounded by chaos! If you have materialistic things to let go, have an estate, garage, yard, or curb sale and whatever doesn’t sell . . . donate!
If you have cluttered thoughts . . . talk to someone, talk to God, talk to yourself to regain order and clear thinking. But remember you have to systematically clear your mind with your thoughts, not with a compilation of cluttered thinking of others. It is hard to get your thoughts in order while worrying what others are thinking. If you are still confused . . . read, learn, investigate, ask. Each of us was born to think on our own, seek our own truths, and come to our own conclusions.
If time is an issue . . . learning time management won’t hurt. Depending on your responsibilities, an average day can get cluttered from the moment you wake up until the second before you fall asleep. It is hard to organize your day when the day rules you. If not careful, the day will pass without spending quality time with love ones or even telling them you love them. Learning to balance your time each day is managing time. Time management is not about a calendar, appointments, and meetings. But sharing time, life experiences, and memories with love ones that . . . you can’t let go!
Is your inner circle too big? Or are the wrong people in it? Maybe your inner circle contain only family members. Maybe your inner circle consist of friends you met at school or college, in the military, or people you work with. Maybe your inner circle include support groups, or people you know through programs, or from your community. Your inner circle might be from online connections you’ve made through social media. . . either way these are the people in your circle.
When you are young, it seems the more people who know you is the most important! But as you get older, and hopefully gain wisdom, you learn that the importance is in the quality of the people in that inner circle. And with age, you can be honest about those who are toxic and bad for you. You take the time to evaluate the benefit of each individual, and purge or refresh relationships along the years. You might be lonely, but sometimes that is the price to pay for health and peace of mind!
The affirmation for October is about eliminating clutter. You can become overwhelmed with people too! The point is for you to prevent an overload and start using your energy and time to accomplish your goals. Saying no and not obligating yourself to everything is okay. Find the life balance that you are searching for and put it in action. Those who support you will be there for encouragement. It is not about your circle being too big . . . you might just have the wrong people in it!
WHAT clutter can you eliminate to prevent an overload?
Clutter can build and become overwhelming. Decide what to discard to maintain a healthy environment. Put it on the scales; weigh it and find the balance that tips the scales in your favor. Identify and list the clutter you need to eliminate. Finding equilibrium that brings peace is important.