The key to decluttering a physical space is to simplify the process. Choose one area to clear and set a timer for thirty minutes. When each session ends take a break and decide if you want to do another round.

In this week’s blog you’ll learn seven ways to declutter your life to restore physical, mental, emotional and spiritual harmony.

I Am Decluttering

Decluttering is a powerful strategy for releasing anything that represents an emotional drain in your life. Clutter can be a sign of indecision, procrastination and overwhelm. Clear away what you don’t need and you’ll create space for all that is truly essential.

Tidying is the act of confronting yourself.” —Marie Kondo 


Take an inventory of anything you’re not using and decide if you would feel better  without those possessions. You can ask yourself three questions: Is this useful? Does it bring me joy? Could this item benefit someone else more? Your answers will help you take the appropriate action.

When decluttering your home designate three boxes; one for things to sell, one for things to donate, and one for things to throw away. If your office needs decluttering, first throw away what you don’t need, make a pile of papers that need filing, and remove all miscellaneous items until you decide which ones add real value.

Your body holds on to the past in a variety of ways: excess weight, pain, and tension. Put your attention on a physical symptom or condition to begin the decluttering process from within. When you release the past source of a chronic condition, the physical symptom will be free to go.

If fear and worry are occupying your mental space start examining your worries and fears by addressing each one with love and compassion. Fear that is observed with love will disappear. Worry is the misuse of your imagination. Free your mind of negativity in order to clear the way for creativity.

Unpleasant emotions i.e.: anger, guilt, shame, resentment and disappointment can build a wall around your heart to avoid getting hurt in relationships. Change habitual ways of thinking with radical forgiveness, compassion and acceptance of yourself and others.

Go on a noise fast. Start your day with quiet time to get centered with yoga, meditation, and journaling. This will clear the way for inner peace. Do a digital decluttering by discarding emails, texts, voice messages and apps you don’t need.

Make sure that what you put into your body is having a beneficial effect. Take an inventory of the food in your kitchen and clear out anything you know is detrimental to your health. Declutter your kitchen and dining area so that you’re preparing and eating food in a healthy, relaxing environment.

With love and light,

Carol Gutzeit
Blogger + Life Coach

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August 23, 2020 — Carol Gutzeit

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