Start your week and day out by writing down this affirmation and saying it daily:
“The past is over and done. I release it now, with love. I am grateful for every person, place and experience in my life. I welcome the new.”
To make room for the new we must let go of the old.
That means everything about your life. If you want a new attitude you must dump the old attitude.
If you want new things to come into your life you must clear out the cobwebs, the junk, the things you have not used, the clothes you have not worn in over a year and clutter that is collecting dust. Clutter is an energy drainer.
Ask yourself, “Do I really need it? Do I really love it? How does this thing make my life better? How does this serve me?”
Release what is not serving you.
Here is a quote from Esther Hicks, “Because everything carries its own vibration, and because you develop a vibrational relationship with everything in your life, your personal belongings DO have an impact on the way you feel and on your point of attraction.”
I just love that quote. If you are surrounding yourself with bills you have not paid, files that are not put away, unfinished projects of all kinds, mounds of paperwork, magazines you think you are going to read someday and unanswered letters and tasks; then you are attracting more of that and you feel overwhelmed like you will never get through it all.
The best way to make room for all the good that is waiting to come to you, new and better clients, new love, new relationships, new friends or anything else for that matter is to get rid of the clutter.
How do you do that when there is not enough time to even start or you are feeling so overwhelmed that you do not even know where to start?
I have a rule that I do not go to bed at night without my desk being cleared off. Since I work from home this is even more important. So every day before I make dinner I check and file everything. I have a drawer for unfinished business that needs to be done another time.
I use a great technique that is fast and easy to get rid of clutter. Get those boxes that are cardboard file type boxes from Office Depot. Then place the boxes on the floor in the room that you are going to work on. Photo courtesy of Herald, New Zealand
- Box 1 is for junk to throw out
- Box 2 is for give aways
- Box 3 is for magazines, media, etc
- Box 4 is for papers that need to be filed that are important
- Box 5 is for stuff you don’t know what to do with
- Box 6 is for kids’ stuff if you have kids
- Box 7 is for papers that need to be filed that not important
- Box 8 is for misc things like knick-knacks, dust collectors, etc.
You start going through each paper, each thing in your clutter of your office, desk, etc.
Drop it in the appropriate box.
Label each box.
Make sure you have picked up everything from the floor, the tables, counters and desks.
Then you line up the boxes and admire your clean desk, tables, etc.
Now after you see how nice every thing is remember the rule:
Never touch a piece of paper or mail more than once. When you get the mail stand right in front a recycling can or shredder and throw all your junk mail away first.
Then put you bills in your bill file and file the others where they need to go.
This is the biggest time saver and clutter proof rule I have found! It works!
You can go through the boxes one at a time from easiest to hardest.
For me it is easiest to do the throw away box; just throw everything away in that box and save the box. Next I do the give away box; I give it to whoever I am donating things to.
Next are the papers that are important and need to be filed. I set a timer and each day I spend 15 minutes on that box. This is a great way to make sure you don’t end up spending too much time on it.
Usually anything I have not used in the last year I just give away, recycle or throw away. It is amazing what this clearing process will do for you and in your life!
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