Is your bedroom a reflection of your mind? Or is a clustered messy room a clear indication that I am messy?
I am bringing this up because as I am decluttering my life, I realize that my bedroom has always been a mess.
Even when Mom would come into my room and “tidy up” (young me 😀), it would only stay that way for a few hours before I had undone all her hard work. Why is that?
Some people are just naturally neater than others. But I think there is more to it than that. I think our minds are like our bedrooms. If we have a lot of “stuff” going on in our minds, it will be reflected in our physical space.
If you are constantly worrying about things, or if you have a lot of unfinished projects, it will show up in your bedroom. Your mind won’t be able to relax if your space is cluttered.
Conversely, if your bedroom is neat and tidy, it will be easier for you to relax and clear your mind. You will feel calmer and more in control.
Well, this has been my thinking through the years. But, tidying up last week opened my eyes to something else.
You see, even though I have been decluttering my life and trying to live more simply, my bedroom was still a mess.
I would tidy it up for a few days and then it would slowly start to become cluttered again.
I realized that the reason my bedroom (and mind) was always becoming cluttered again was that I was holding on to things that I didn’t need.
I was holding on to clothes that I never wore, books that I had already read, and memories of past experiences.
I was holding on to things that were no longer serving me. And when I let go of those things, my bedroom (and mind) became much more peaceful.
One thing I hold on to is my bedding, I love a good quality bedding and I spend a lot of money on mine, so throwing them away isn't an option for me
Now, I’m not saying that you need to get rid of all your belongings in order to have a tidy bedroom (or mind).
But, I am saying that it is important to take stock of what you have and ask yourself if it is serving you.
If it’s not, let it go.
This isn't advice coming from somebody who has a perfect life or bedroom, but from somebody who is messy and is slowly learning that living with less can actually be more peaceful and satisfying.
Have a good day!