1.) Every life category is linked
We often divide our lives into different categories, unaware of the synergy between them all. Our careers, relationships, health, spirituality, homes, friendships and hobbies intertwine, creating our lives.
A great way to start decluttering your life is to picture your life categories in a pizza pie and rate them on a scale of 1 – 10 (1 being the worst, 10 being the best) or to get A bird’s eye view of how everything is flowing, writing adjectives and descriptive phrases in each category. You’d be surprised how eye-opening this can be! My clients are often shocked by ratings that give their lives.
Although they are in different categories, always remember that they are all intertwined and connected. If you are unhappy in your career, it may affect your spouse, or you have poor health, which may affect your happiness.
If you are financially successful but incomplete, it will affect your happiness and peace. It’s all connected. By writing everything down, you begin to take a bird’s eye view of your life, and you can determine what you need to work on, what you need to reject, and what else you need to add. Is.
- relationship with spouse
- relationship with family
- relationship with friends
- relationships with coworkers
career, dreams, goals, objectives
They can be the same thing or different. For example, your life purpose may be different from your career, but it may be the same.
health and Wellness
- your physical health
- your nutrition
hobbies and fun
These are things you enjoy doing because they make you happy
- Your connection with your inner self
- Your relationship with a higher power (however you define it)
- your relationship with nature
- your inner state of peace
- Your happiness
2.) The True Meaning of Being Organized
Living an organized life and having an organized home is not about being whole. You don’t need to picture perfect everything from a magazine or in color coordinated order. I’ll admit though, the organizer in me likes everything in ROYGBIV order. keep it simple. Being organized means:
- You have systems for your home and items
- You don’t feel like your stuff is consuming you
- you know where everything is
- Every place has a function
- Your Items Have a “Home” and You Know Where to Put Them
- Your home feels airy, open and beautiful
- You have time for the things that make you happy
- You have time for the most important things in life
- you don’t buy fake things
- You are aware of what goes inside and outside your home
- You don’t overbook meetings/appointments
- you feel at peace at the end of the day
Being organized simply means that you are in control of your life. You choose what enters your life and what you reject. You make a conscious choice about what you buy and the experiences you have. You can have crazy days or a room that’s a little messy, but for the most part, you feel organized, and your life, stuff, and clutter (both mental and physical) don’t take over your life.
Being organized is everything!
3.) Reject Whatever Doesn’t Bring You Happiness
When I say the word Declutter, people often think of physical objects like clothes and kitchen utensils. Denying material things is very important, but it is just as important as experiences, careers, relationships, friendships, living environments and anything that doesn’t add happiness to your life.
I’ve worked with many clients who feel unhappy at work, have negative friends, don’t love the place they live, or are unhappy in their relationship, and it’s important to note that you don’t care about these things. can also be rejected.
I’m not necessarily saying call your boss today and leave, but if you’re unhappy with work, it’s a matter of thinking and understanding how to remove it from your life and fill it with meaningful and purposeful work . If you are constantly surrounded by friends who add a lot of drama to your life and are always complaining and negative, they might not be the best of friends in your life.
If you want friends who are positive, loving, and drama-free, you may have to let go of those friendships and make friends that more align with your outlook on life. It may not always be a simple or quick decision, but you do have a choice. If it is not in alignment with your life, values and mindset, reject the relationships, work and environment so that you can add new ones to your life!
4.) Christina’s 8 Minute Rule
I swear by my 8-minute rule. I usually recommend that my clients use this rule for their bedroom, but it can be used for any room in the house. Set a timer for 8 minutes, and remove as many things as you can within that time. It may not sound like much, but a lot can be overcome within that time. I like to do this before going to bed. It relaxes my mind and completes my day, but you can do it any time that’s right for you!
The goal is to keep as much away as you can within that time, not necessarily clear the entire space. It’s going to keep the space from getting chaotic. Chaotic space and home Just small activities have been postponed. We often tell ourselves we’ll “do it later,” but that time never comes, or it’s been such a long day that we throw something on the floor until our room looks like a tornado. The 8-minute rule allows you to have a small amount of space each day and make it a habit. After all, you won’t need to set a timer. It will be part of your day, and you won’t even think about it.
We don’t need to be perfect. We don’t need to settle for perfection every day. But if we spend 8 minutes a day cleaning up, your space may have some things moving around, but it will feel much more open, organized and peaceful.
The 8-minute rule makes sure your space doesn’t spiral out of control, but dedicating a day to cleaning and organizing is always a good plan. People often prefer to do it on weekends, mostly on Sundays. If you use the 8-minute rule, Sunday will become a day to clean some items, dust off, etc., but if you don’t use the 8-minute rule and leave everything until Sunday, it’s It will feel heavy and stressful. This 8 Minute Rule Will Definitely Transform Your Home!
5.) Don’t let anything get over you
Clutter can be very difficult. When disclaiming, you will find that the items can have a great impact on you. We may think to ourselves, “Okay, this is silly. It’s just a mug,” but people have a hard time letting go of things because we add an emotional charge to them. It’s important to have the awareness that it’s just Of course, things can be very special to us, and they should be cherished forever, but there are many things that have no special memory for them, but we still have a hard There is time.
One trick I tell my clients is to remember that it can’t hurt you, and you have more power over it. For example, let’s take a mug. It can’t hurt your feelings. It can’t yell at you, and it certainly can’t cause you physical harm. Just sits there. Yet, we often give so much power to that object.
Always remember, you have power. If you want, you can break it, shout at it and cut it into millions of pieces. This is an extreme example, but it’s also one of the hardest things people go through, and it’s important to show the difference between you as a human being and a physical object.
There are a few things to keep in mind when rejecting:
- Does it add more stress and anxiety to my life?
- more clutter is more to clean
- There is more to organize more stuff
- Does it add more debt?
We are often confused about what we need and what we want. Before each item you pick up, ask yourself, “Do I need this, or do I need this?” I can almost guarantee you that 99 percent of the time, you’re going to say I want that, I don’t need it.
If you are lucky enough to have a home, comfy bedding, electricity and hot water are the most important necessities you have. By no means do you need to get rid of everything or never buy another item again? Having a beautiful place that you call home is one of the best parts of life. Fill it with memories, knights and decorations that will make you smile! What should your home be filled with – preserve the core of your loved ones and memories. Don’t let the clutter take it away. Let the beauty of your home and the love within it shine through.