“Nature abhors a vacuum” ~Aristotle
What’s the relationship between decluttering and manifesting abundance? Well, Aristotle’s quote sums it up. Just as nature abhors a vacuum, so does our life. However, if our lives are filled with clutter there is no space for something new to enter.
This is why as we declutter and create space – physically, mentally and emotionally, we give space for the new to manifest.
Everything comes from space – and although throwing things away can feel scary – sometimes we are attached to things we don’t even like or use, yet think “Well one day I may need this” — It actually blocks new things from entering.
Here are 5 simple ways to declutter today:
1. Declutter your closet
There might be one item, there might be a carload of items, but if there are items in your closet that you don’t love, or use – it is time to let it go. If this feels difficult – you can place a boundary around it and tell yourself you will let go of 5 items. Every item makes a difference. Not only will this free up space physically, it frees up space energetically and you are helping somebody else out in the process. Whether you give these items to a friend, a shelter, or other organization – there are other people who can really benefit from the items you no longer love or use.
2. Declutter you finances
Have you putting off organizing or looking at your finances? Whether it’s reviewing your accounts, paying bills, getting taxes in order or if you’re a business owner taking some time to review you last quarter or make new financial goals – taking the time to consciously organize your finances is important. Not only will you feel better, energetically as you clean up, organize, and set goals, it helps your subconscious mind expand into greater financial possibilities and opportunities. Schedule 1-2 hours to clean up, throw away, organize your paperwork, and pay off your bills. Whether you are able to pay it all off, or even a small amount – every bit helps.
3. Declutter your electronics/time with technology
This can mean deleting old files taking up space on your computer, your inbox, or apps on your phone. This can also mean taking a conscious digital detox. It might be a digital detox from a specific platform or scheduling a full day or week where you step away from technology and allow your mind the space and freedom to calm down, quiet down and expand. When our mind has space we are able to hear our intuition, and in that we are able to access new insights and creative idea.
4. Declutter your relationships
There might be someone specific who every time you hang around them you feel worse than before you interacted with them. This is also known as a toxic relationship. Sometimes, this calls for releasing the relationship completely, or minimizing contact. Whether decluttering means consciously letting go of people in your life that feel heavy or simply being more mindful with the amount of time and energy you give to individuals who weigh you down – decluttering your relationship space is vital to your mental and emotional wellness. In this – you will free up energy for new relationships to flow in and have more joy and abundance in your life.
5. Declutter your pantry
Decluttering your pantry can mean several things. It might mean looking through for expired items and tossing what’s past due. It might also mean looking through the items you don’t eat and can give away to a food bank. It can also mean consciously cleaning up what you eat. You don’t need to go on a radical cleanse to detoxify and declutter your body. You can choose to delete refined high-sugar foods and add in more nutrient-dense foods. You can do a pantry clean and make more conscious decisions of choosing more whole foods the next time you are at the grocery store. For a simple basic guide on core nutrition basics – check out my first paperback- I wrote this back in 2013 – but these evergreen principles still hold true today. Click here to get your copy.
Whether you choose one area of your life to declutter or 5 or more – every little thing adds up.
Declutter one thing today, one thing tomorrow, and feel for yourself the spaciousness and clarity that comes with it.
It’s in the space and clarity that we are able to be energized and take conscious action to manifesting the goals we truly desire.
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