Is it time to undergo some spring decluttering? When I have a lot of random thoughts going through my head – a lot of clutter, I find decluttering my environment helpful. Why? I think because of its symbolic nature. When I declutter my environment, I create a nice, tidy, clean space and that feels good. So it would follow that if I set the stage for decluttering my environment, I’m also establishing a mindset that will instruct my brain to let go of its clutter and allow for new, fresh thoughts.
There are a number of ways to work within your environment. One way is to go through your cupboards and look at what has taken up residence over the winter months. Winter is a time to get cozy, eat hearty meals, and hibernate. But now that spring is here, we can lighten up those meals and perhaps shed some of the heavier items we’ve been holding onto. Similar really to clearing out your wardrobe of heavy winter sweaters and replacing them with brighter, lighter items.
Another way to do some decluttering is to go through emails and delete those that you’re no longer interested in. When was the last time you cleaned out your spam folder? Leaving those unattended is adding clutter and an energy that is well, spammy. Toss them out!
If you’re someone who has a cluttered car, clean it out and give it a good vacuum. If you have your life in your car, what’s that telling you? Is that really where you want to live? Polish off your effort with a nice spin through the car wash.
Each of these things, though they might seem mundane, is actually a way to get your brain into the swing of creating space. As you start to unclutter your environment, you can start to open to possibilities in your thinking that are expansive, new, and fresh. If you try it, I hope you will share your experience.
In love and light,