I came across an interesting idea in an issue of Zest recently, and I wanted to share it with you here as it ties into my love of de-cluttering.
This is a clutter circle – it’s not the one from the magazine, I re-drew it myself (I suspect you’ve already realised that).
In order to make life easier, you need to clear cutter from all of these circles, not just the physical one. Physical clutter is the easiest to see, as it’s the rubbish in your handbag, on your shelves, etc. However, the other circles are just as important and need regular tidying too.
Body clutter is unhealthy habits. If you want to free up your life energy, you’re going to have to stop smoking and going to bed at 2am! Time clutter you’re probably all too familiar with already – tasks you don’t want to do, but end up saying you will anyway. Relationships is an awkward one to tackle, but don’t invest time in negative relationships. Life’s too short.
Thought and Energy clutter are an interesting concept. The magazine article mentions self-criticism and lack of exercise as examples of each, respectively. I suspect a lot of us have this clutter in our lives!
It’s that time of year where you start thinking about your goals for the last year and your goals for the new year. You all know my love of de-cluttering, so I always recommend it as a goal. Hopefully this post will inspire you to tackle a part of your life that you’ve not thought about de-cluttering before!