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5 Ways to Stay Motivated When Decluttering Seems Like No Fun

One reader wrote in and asked: How do I keep motivated when decluttering feels so overwhelming and not fun at all? Just about no matter what the task at hand is, we all go through phases of feeling motivated and then feeling discouraged. Depending on how much clutter you have, it may take a month or months or even years to get through it all. It may seem exasperating to look at the total length

Clutter Clearing As a Journey of Self Discovery

How many articles have you read about decluttering and getting organized? How many TV shows have you watched? How many websites have you visited? And have you moved forward or are you still stuck with your wheels spinning? My guess is if you’re reading this is that you may have made some progress or maybe you feel even more stuck than before, but one thing is for certain, you want to change your life and

Why Clearing the Clutter Changes Lives

Why do we want clearer spaces in our homes and our minds? When spaces – physical, emotional and mental spaces – are clear it allows for the possibilities of life to open to us. When spaces are cluttered, our energy is stagnated, we get caught in the loop of worrying, of anxiety. We feel out of control and don’t know what’s going to happen next – we don’t trust what’s going to happen next. Having

Compassion: An Essential Tool in Your Clutter Clearing Toolbox

Why is it that so many people beat themselves up over their clutter? I’ll give you a clue… it has to do with the word “Should”. A big, bad, nasty word in my book. Should implies obligation or duty. Should is about what we think we must or ought to do. And there are a MILLION things we think we SHOULD be doing. But where do those beliefs come from? Are they your own or

Feeling Overwhelmed? Add a Little Seinfeld Humor To Your Clutter

Clutter is a serious business. It’s heavy, it stagnates energy, it feels stuffy and overwhelming, and a lot of people just want it GONE. There is no magic wand you can wave to just make the clutter go away – you do at some point have to roll your sleeves up and get to hauling it out the door. It may take a lot of effort – physically, mentally, and emotionally – and you may

The Yin and Yang of Clutter Clearing

Have you heard of the forces of Yin and Yang? Here’s the short version: according to ancient Taoist philosophy there are two distinct parts to everything, and rather than being strictly opposites, these two parts are actually complementary. One side of the coin cannot exist without the other. Light and dark; masculine and feminine; doing and being; water and fire; hard and soft; happy and sad; active and passive. These seemingly opposite things are actually

How To Incorporate Self Care Into Your Everyday Life

Here we are again, back in the depths of the winter holidays. What this means for a lot of people is extra stress, extra obligations, and less time to themselves. For the last several years, part of my own personal evolution has included really tuning into what my body is trying to tell me. And for the last several years during this season of extended darkness what my body has been telling me is it

Your Home as Your Sanctuary During the Holy Days

The following article is written by guest blogger Melody LeBaron. Known as the House Whisperer, Melody is a Space Clearing Practitioner, a Holistic Professional Organizer, Feng Shui consultant and Success Coach who helps clients accelerate their momentum to create the success they prefer! Learn more at http://transformingspace.com/ The word “holidays” comes from the Old English haligdæg or “Holy Days.” In olden times, this dark time of year was the time to gather around the hearth, to find

Wrap Up Your Year With An Annual Review

With the end of this year and the beginning of the next quickly approaching, many people find themselves thinking about what goals they want to set for the New Year. Creating new goals can be much easier when you take a moment to review and acknowledge what you’ve accomplished during the current year. I first started an Annual Review process, both for my business and my personal life, in December 2010. It has been an

Can Gratitude Change Your Life?

Here in the US we’re coming up on Thanksgiving – my personal favorite holiday of the year. Why? Because it’s the only holiday that celebrates gratitude. Many other holidays in our culture get boiled down to buying stuff (think Valentine’s Day or Christmas). Or somehow the holiday gets rolled into special sales for buying more stuff (think Labor Day and Memorial Day). In my family, the things we buy around the time of Thanksgiving all

Worth Reposting: What’s YOUR Priority?

For my own personal and professional development, I enjoy taking courses. As I’ve be working through my current course, I was reminded of this blog article I originally wrote and published October 6, 2011. Since the Synergy Organizing Community has more than quadrupled since that time and the information is still valid, I decided to update and share it with you today. Enjoy! I often hear, “Why can’t there be more hours in a day?”

What Can Trees Teach Us About Letting Go?

October in Iowa is absolutely my favorite time of the year. The beauty that spreads before us in the changing of the leaves is something that I just can’t get enough of. Today I was practicing a technique I learned as student of the Clairvision School of Meditation – tuning into living things and sensing their etheric (aka layer of life force) when something about the trees and leaves really struck me. While tuning into

4 Reasons to Feel Gratitude When Being Forced to Deal with Clutter Because of a Household Maintenance Project

I have a secret to tell you – sometimes I put off dealing with my own clutter too. I’d been meaning to sort out my work closet for a couple months now, but I was always able to find an excuse why I didn’t “need” (read: want) to do it. But then we decided to finally get our bathroom ceiling fan replaced, and the electrician told me he would more than likely need access to

Worth Reposting: Are Political Robocalls Clutter in Your Life?

It’s election season again here in the US, and what does that mean? Political messages anywhere and everywhere – on your doorstep, in your mailbox, on the TV, on the radio, on billboards, on yard signs, on bumper stickers, and on your phone. In honor of this election season, I’ve decided to re-share with you an updated oldie but goodie article about eliminating political robocalls from your life, which was originally published on this blog

Are You So Far Behind It Feels Impossible to Stop?

Most people have no idea just how much you do in a day. Between the demands of your job, taking care of your family, managing the house, and squeezing in a few minutes of social time if you’re lucky – it can feel like everyday is a marathon. What’s especially frustrating is when you work so hard and do so much and still don’t feel caught up at the end of the day. You feel

A New and Super Awesome Way to Manage Your Email Inbox

Not too long ago I wrote about two ways to start getting a handle on your email inbox. About two days after that, something in my social media feed about managing email caught my attention – a service called Unroll.me. It claimed to make it even easier to deal with your email by capturing all the newsletters your email address is subscribed to, then allowing you to instantly unsubscribe from the ones you didn’t want

What’s Meditation Got To Do With Clutter?

When most people think about decluttering their lives and getting organized they don’t think about meditation. Makes sense… if you’re already trying to cram too many things into your day and barely have time to do anything for yourself the way things are, why would you even consider trying to throw meditation into that mix? What if I told you that meditation has allowed me to approach my life with more clarity and more focus? (i.e.,

How to Eliminate 5 Root Causes of Overwhelm

I have a serious question that I want you to consider: Do you secretly fear that you will never get caught up?  That no matter how hard you try, how much you accomplish, how fast you move – it will never be enough? You are definitely not the only one. Right now, much of the world is stuck in a race against time that is leaving you guilt-ridden, overwhelmed, and frustrated with life. And for

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