Clutter in our lives, wherever it appears, drains us of our energy. Have you ever noticed how an unresolved conflict in an important relationship distracts you from having fun with that person? Or how irritating it is to start dinner in a dirty kitchen? Or how it seems important to organize your desk before beginning a project?
De-cluttering is a practice that can add satisfaction to our lives. It is a necessary part of growing — to put away or leave behind what is no longer important. Then we are freer and more energized to move forward in our lives.
Below is a list of some high impact strategies to de-clutter your life. All of them start with AWARENESS and FOCUS on the things that are in the way of having a fulfilling life right now. Success with any of them requires CHOICE and ACTION — often we could begin in the next 15 minutes of our lives.
PAY ATTENTION TO ENERGY DRAINERS
So, what is draining your energy right now? Situations, people, undone projects, clutter in your physical space, your habits? Consider your life at home and at work. Visit each room of your home and workspace and consider what aspects of each are draining energy from you. Think about the relationships that are most important to you. Write every draining thing down (use the attached list). Make no commitment to act —yet.