14 Day Challenge: Clutter to Clarity: Day 3
A clear and clutter free mind and space in every area of life increases clarity and joy. With all this time we have at home, why not focus on decreasing clutter? You may have clutter not only at home, but in your mind and time as well.
Over 10 years ago, my mind, time and environment all included clutter. I rarely took time in silence or in prayer more than 15-30 minutes day. If you would have walked into my apartment 10 years ago, you would have found an overflowing closet and packed dresser.
My schedule at work included efficiency and effectiveness. In my life outside of work, I somehow lost my focus after college leading to wasted time in many areas. Anyone else relates? I started to pay attention to my stuff, space, and sanity in every area of life.
Whether you clear clutter in an area of your life physically or mentally, you will immediately feel lighter. In the 14 Day Challenge, Day 1, I shared how transformation is required to create a life and business you love.
I don't know the challenges you are facing right now. I do know the clearer your mind and space is, the easier it will be for you to face your circumstances.
In the 14 Day Challenge, you will experience 12 themes to create a life and business you love from faith to wellness to money and travel. Whether you create with our community on the blog, podcast, and/or in the 14 Day Challenge sneak peek to our monthly mastermind, Creation Club, you will experience transformation like never before.
On Day 3 of the 14 Day Challenge, you will clear clutter. Let's create clarity.
Leo Parias - Costa Rica
Clutter to Clarity
Clearing clutter from your life includes creating new habits. It is no different than anything else. Ask yourself when is the last time, if ever, you assessed what is impacting your stuff, space and sanity? When did you last declutter your home and car? How often do you do it? Have you ever honestly looked at your schedule? Or are you simply reacting to life?
Clearing clutter to clarity is a process. The more you release and create space for more in your life, you increase clarity and receiving easier. As I result, on Day 3 of the 14 Day Challenge, I am sharing my framework with the Space Creator. I use the approach I will share all the time.
As you shift clutter to clarity, you will be amazed at how clearly you see things. You will align things easier than ever. You will feel lighter and less pressure. You will get more done easier. You will stay calm in the midst of storms. When you complete each section for today to clear clutter to clarity, stop and celebrate, go share with someone, and share with us on social @katrinajuliafit @fitlifecreation.
Keep in mind, whether it is in our content, courses and/or events, I repeat themes and a new approach every 12 weeks in Creation Club Mastermind. As we grow, we hear and learn new things.
Clearing clutter to clarity helps you uncover who you are and what aligns to you.
Clear Your Stuff
Sometimes we are so used to our normal, we don't realize the clutter that surrounds us. Take this time to go through your home and car. Assess if everything in your house is what you love and being enjoyed and/or used.
I have a guideline now that everything that surrounds me must bring me joy and love. It creates a completely different vibe in your home. As far as my dresser goes, it is now usually at less than 40% full. I go through it monthly at a minimum.
Anytime I buy something new, I get rid of a minimum of one item creating space. My closet is at about 30% full, and I regularly go through it as well. My general rule is if I haven't worn something in a year, I am donating the item.
I got rid of my car over a year ago. However, my last car was always clean with minimal things in it. Years ago, I carried clutter in my car, trunk, and glove compartment. This is another area I recommend you clean. Some of you may have garages, storages, and kid's playrooms and clothes. I recommend you dive deep into those areas too.
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Clutter is not only in our stuff. Many of us carry clutter mentally and in our actions. Consider what baggage you may be carrying with unforgiveness, anger, and/or bitterness. Whether it is prayer, journaling, and/or professional assistance, do the work to let things go.
If you have read my blog before, or tuned in to the show, you know I have gone to therapy before. I am a huge proponent of personal development. A great practice is assessing how you respond to people e.g. anger, irritation, and frustration. If this is your normal, there is a great chance you are carrying something unrelated to a situation or person deep inside.
Another great practice is look at your calendar and how you spend time. Is your time aligned? Are your tasks batched? Do you have more than enough time to complete everything? Have you included all areas of your life? Or, do you find your schedule is jam packed all the time yet you don't feel like you are making the progress you want?
Your schedule is usually great evidence of whether you are aligned or not. It may show you things about your heart and mind you didn't realize when you pay attention. Years ago, I woke up rushing to get ready to go to work and check e-mail first thing. This is a recipe for disaster. A positive example now is my morning routine including what I call my Sacred 7 including prayer, meditation and journaling.
A few years ago I started challenging myself on what I allowed to impact my sanity. I realized how tied I was to external circumstances vs. focusing on joy, gratitude and peace. I recognized where I created poor boundaries for my own sanity in my life.
I would practice very little self-love, and serve others exponentially. Because my own cup was so empty, I would often resent service at a certain point. I didn't appreciate myself, yet felt frustrated when others didn't appreciate all I gave. I realized it starts with you and I protecting our peace.
It is identifying where we have run over our own boundaries and allowed others to. The more you assess where you aren't keeping your word to yourself the easier it gets. I make sure I am taken care of and make time for myself first and foremost now.
I have a deep heart to serve and help others. Some areas I am working through now is knowing I am enough, and being at peace I cannot please everyone. When you have a desire to please and serve others, and get hit with negativity and judgment it helps you to build your sanity muscle. I remind myself to breathe and stay calm in negative situations. Sometimes, I stay silent. Other times, I speak up.
I find it more important than ever to take time to unplug from e-mail, social media and my phone. I will spend time in nature and leave my phone intentionally several times a week.