Why tidying up could change your life

As I am sitting at my desk writing this note, I am feeling contented looking around at the space around me. It finally looks light and uncluttered, and it is reflecting the way I feel.

But, it didn’t just happen on its own;  I had to take action! You see, my intention this month was to let go of all the stuff I’m not using anymore that’s just taking up space in my closets and make my place look cluttered.

Now, I didn’t say “get organised ” for all my stuff because I have been saying the same thing over and over for months.  This time I disposed  of the lot. I gave it away to friends and charity. I am not sure if you have ever tried it but it is truly a very powerful and liberating exercise.

I must say that i found it hard to let go of some of my things  especially those which had sentimental values. Those were more difficult to let go of than others. For instance, I left the  most challenging things to tackle—my books and my toiletries as the last things on my list.

Disposing of half used, never used  creams, scrubs, lipstick etc was  challenging and eventually I had to do it and freed my bathroom cabinets of a all load of things. I also let go of 150  books! This included books I’d never even read. They were just gathering dust on the shelves but I kept the ones that “resonated with  me” or that I knew would want to rid or dip in  again or use as regular reference books. Most of my books are gone and I feel so much lighter! It is quite amazing to see how much physical and energetic space things take.

It wasn’t l the first  time that I have been decluttering  my environment, and  each time  I noticed  as the clutter has gone from my home that I feel more relaxed and peaceful.  I never never realised how much the stuff around me was affecting my life.

It makes sense because there is a connection between our environment and our health—how we’re feeling.

If we look around and see chaos and clutter, we’re probably feeling chaotic and overwhelmed inside, too. I’m convinced that clearing the clutter from our lives can have a huge impact on our energy and health.

I’m sharing this experience with you because it’s taken me years to declutter every area of my life. And, every area of my life has improved as a result. So, think about the different areas of your life, like the following, that would benefit from decluttering:

  1. • Health
  2. • Relationships
  3. • Family
  4. • Business
  5. • Finance

Many years ago, I was running my life as if I was super woman. I was a Mum working full time, a lover, a cook, a cleaner , I wore so many hats in my life that it was full stressful and I was running out of steam! I didn’t have enough energy to keep up with everything.

Have you ever felt stuck or simply overwhelmed with your life? So, for me rather than continue to live my life in the same way, I decided to stop and evaluate what was happening in my life.

That’s when I saw that I needed to start letting go of things from my life that were no longer serving me or giving me joy. It’s been a long process for me,

Decluttering my life was so transformational as it allowed me to make more room for the people and things that I love. I want to share with you some of the most powerful changes  that have made my life more joyful:

•  I  meditate every day.

•  I spend  time alone.

•  I have a gratitude journal.

•  I trust my Inner Guidance.

•  I improved my relationships.

•  I let go of a lot of my fears, the way I control life. I now know and trust that I will survive  and that   everything will  work out for the best.

•  I learned to say “no.”

•  I have more fun.

•  I got rid of the clutter in my life.

The results in making these changes have been phenomenal, I’ve experienced a better quality of life—one that’s full of rewards, including the following:

•  A more meaningful life with a true purpose

•  Lots of fun and more joy

•  Deeper relationships with the people that matter the most in my life

•  More free time to do the things I love the most

•  Working with the most ideal and wonderful clients who are super excited to be working with me

•  More financial freedom

Here’s the trend I’ve been seeing with clients and the people around me:

Having the positive attitude, “ I can do it”  makes a world of difference when you are trying to make changes in life. Happy people have a positive outlook and tend to take responsibility for everything that happens in their lives.

Believe me, that “I can do it” attitude is amazing! I think that’s why training and coaching with positive-minded people is so much fun. They show up with a willingness attitude. They’re wanting to learn and ready to apply themselves and to start improving their lives.

People with that “ I can do it” spirit are generally more adaptable and open to making changes in their lives. They’re the ones that have learned to declutter their lives.

And, when they achieve positive results in my one to one sessions and programs, or through anything in life, they’re happy to share their success with friends and family.

On the other side of the coin are the people who are discontented with their lives. It’s my experience that discontented people tend to struggle more with life’s ups and downs. They often feel let down when they can’t achieve the results they want.

The problem is that they are not able to let go of their story! They’re stuck in the past and haven’t  felt ready to fully commit to themselves to the changes required to realise a better future.

I’ve had discontented people come to me looking for answers, only to discover that I’ve been one of many in a long line of practitioners/healers who have tried to help them. Nothing seems to work because they believe that the answer lies somewhere outside of themselves.

I also need to speak for a moment about the supplements I see people trying to manage on top of everything else. Some people see me in the role of supplement project manager.

Well, let me say that the more supplements you take, the harder they are to manage, not to mention the cost you’re incurring to take them.

I think that’s one of the reasons people get discouraged. They’re spending a lot of money on supplements and not seeing results. Some may be juggling 50 to 100 different supplements, including super foods.

Oftentimes they’re taking them because they’ve heard from different online or offline “experts” that these products are the next best thing.

Well, what happened to relying on your own opinions? Many people now rely exclusively on outside sources or so-called “experts” to improve their health.

But, remember that you are the expert! Nobody will ever take care of your body better than you! That’s why the ideal coach/practitioner or healer is the one who collaboratively works with you to help you awaken to your gifts and life’s mission so you can be the best version of yourself.

My observations are not about judgment but about self-reflection and honesty about your life. Remember, I’ve been there.

So, here are some questions for you to consider: Are there areas of your life that could be improved? Do you think that decluttering your life would improve your situation or life path? Could you use more simplicity, more truth, more joy, more real stuff in your life?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, then let me suggest that you start by letting go of the past.

Then focus on clearing, cleaning, and decluttering your home and life.

When it comes to letting go of the emotional past of hurt, anger and  resentment, I found that the Personal Peace Procedure using EFT was simply phenomenal as a mind Detox. Here is how to do a Personal Peace Procedure. http://www.healthbuddha.com/?p=2828&preview=true

You can start big or small, but the important thing is to start. Make it happen!

Love

Darshana

 

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