Having a lot of clutter, unfinished and unresolved stuff in our lives, is a big energy drain. We see the piles of clutter and think about the incomplete tasks, and we feel ashamed and like a failure. Yet the thought of dealing with the clutter often seems overwhelming. We do not know where to start.
I have a suggestion to help you with this situation. Instead of putting off your decluttering until you figure out exactly how and when you will get it done, try a simpler approach. Spend ten minutes writing down all the clutter that is bothering you – the stacks of paperwork, the half completed home improvement projects, the medical or dental appointments you need to make, or even the conversations you are avoiding having. You do not have to resolve these issues. Just admit they are bothering you. Notice the sense of relief that comes from acknowledging these irritants.
Next. putt that list someplace visible, such as on your desk or posted to the refrigerator. Then wait for the ideas and solutions to come to you. You may hear about a recycling option for your old magazines, a new handyman who could finish your project, or even run into the person with whom you need to clear the air. Keep your antenna up and act on the solutions as they find you. I know this sounds too good to be true, but it works. Give it a try and let me know what happens for you.