by Susan McCarthy
Everyday practice: Stay focused on your goal by taking a few seconds each day to envision your goal of a peaceful, orderly home.
If you woke tomorrow morning and discovered that your home was decluttered and organized in the ideal way for your and your family’s needs, what would your home look like?
If you’ve notice that in your ideal home you don’t some of the things that you’ve felt you couldn’t let go of in the physical world, do you notice a sense of panic or loss? Or, is envisioning your ideal home soothing away the rougher feeling of loss or the nervous need to something just in case?
In your vision, you are walking through your ‘what if’ home and you see everything you need and want.
Hold onto this image in your mind. Every day for a month, while you are brushing your teeth or making the coffee, envision walking through this image of your ideal home space.
Now, during your day, when you walk by something in your home that doesn’t fit with your vision, pick it up and remove it. Put it in the trash or a donation box.
Think of Michelangelo’s statement, “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” Consider that under the clutter is your ideal space. It is your task to discover it by removing what doesn’t work.
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Susan, chief (and only) organized squirrel at A Less Cluttered Life, loves learning and sharing information about organizing, productivity, and habits. She also likes reading young adult novels, crocheting, and spending time with her cat and husband in their riverside home in Massachusetts.