Have you got a build-up of stuff in your home? Feeling stuck or apprehensive how to move on? Even If your Feng Shui is excellent, you won’t be able to take advantage of it if your house is full of clutter. Here’s some helpful hints…
When we first choose a home, we do so because we *like* it; therefore our home is an extension of ourselves, our personalities.
Once we’ve moved in our belongings, our home portrays our character and how we like to live.
That means, if we care deeply about our home, we care about ourselves, too.
Our ‘stuff’ helps us to live our lives comfortably, and gives us comfort because we feel we have everything we need. Yet, everything we need is really, right in front of us when we stand in front of the mirror.
(Have you seen my ABCTV appearance with Wendy Harmer on ‘Stuff’ – on my website).
According to the principles of yin and yang, we experience different periods of ups and downs in our lives. With this in mind, we can anticipate what will happen next. How to do this? When we are really busy in our lives (yang), expect the next phase will be quiet (yin); when there is clutter in the house (yin), the next phase will be clearing out (yang).
It’s a natural cycle that can be applied to anything in our lives.
So if you have clutter (and we all do!), then it’s time to decide what you need in order to live a happy life and what doesn’t serve you any more.
I recently went through this myself after I sold my business and moved out of my apartment. It’s the decision-making process that becomes harder as we’re sorting, and sometimes we give up. That’s okay, take time off to de-stress and then get back to the task later; give yourself your *own* timeframe.
A friend once said to me about making decisions, consider: is it good, is it true, is it beautiful? I like this philosophy. I’ve changed it a little…
Is it Good? – Does it make you feel good to know you have it? Or is it just a ‘thing’ that you don’t need any more?
Is It Useful? – Is that item useful and can you really find a use for it?
Is it Beautiful? – Does it ‘spark joy’ (as famous Japanese clutter clearing expert Marie Kondo would say).
The question is: What do we need in order to be happy in life?
Perhaps something tragic, an unpleasant event, has happened in the past; this can trigger a sense of loss, and that sense of loss can cause us to hold onto stuff we don’t really need. We fear more loss, or, we wish to retain memories.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed right now, don’t worry, it will pass.
So there’s my guidelines, and it’s a good time to start now! The problem is letting go!!! If you consider good-useful-beautiful, if it’s not useful then it must be useless, so let it go!
The only constant in our life is change.
Want to make a change?
Prepare for change and it will come to you, naturally.