If you're like me, you've had a few unfulfilled moments in your life. There's a yearning for something more and disdain for the things that currently rent space in your life and in your head. We often hear of de-cluttering and organizing our living and work spaces, but rarely about the positive affect de-cluttering our relationships with people, jobs, subscriptions. etc. can have on our lives. -Yes, I did add in subscriptions (too many monthly auto-payments have robbed us of having some of the things we really want in life). We may not remember the exact subscription, but we definitely know someone is supposed to pull something out the account. and that knowing takes up mental space that could be used for a new venture in life.-
I do understand that there are some things or people we can not cut all ties with, but we can definitely ensure the amount to time and energy spend on it is the same size, or a wee bigger, as the amount of value it brings to our lives. The art of letting go and making space can take time and often be very difficult because we link busy schedules, more things, and having many or specific types of 'friends' and acquaintances to happiness and worth. Getting down to the real reason why we feel the need to look externally for happiness and fulfillment can often alleviate some of the need for clutter that ultimately causes distress, leaving us yearning for true purpose and value in even the smallest things in life. When we make space for things that will add the maximum value, it acts as a mental invitation that lets the universe know we are ready.
Here are few questions to begin to assess for clutter that prevents the entrance of something or someone of highest value to your life:
How many days do you spend worrying if you've forgotten a birthday?
Have I dreaded going on a friends' event and just wanted to lay cozy in bed?
Have I sat on the other end of the receiver listening to complaints and wanted to just hang up?
Does this relationship feel obligatory or chosen?
Does this person align with or support the goals and dreams for my life?
Does this person leave me feeling better?
Am I always tired?
Do I have time and energy to do things that I enjoy?
Do I have any downtime?
Does doing this make me happy?
Am I being used, overworked, etc.?
When was the last time I used or wore this?
Can someone else benefit more from this?
When I look at the space, does it make me proud?
Why do I own this or want to buy this?
My name is Frankie Reed-Shaw. I am a wife and mother of three. I love all things creative, especially writing thought-provoking pieces. I embarked on my journey of blogging about growth, maturity, and SPIRITUAL concepts about two years ago. My passion is expressing challenging ideas in hopes that myself, and others, engage in consistently thinking outside the box and strive to live a most authentic life, free of constraints. Don't be shy, feel free to comment your life experiences and wisdom on any post.