When it comes to decluttering, do you ever feel like you are all over the map and you just don’t know where to start? It just all feels so overwhelming at times. So how do we get focused to do the work that we need to do? Let’s take a breath together and think about how we can feel more grounded and organized. Just Breathe! Awe. That feels better already!
I believe that feeling grounded is the key to being able to focus on what you truly want, figuring out what your priority is and knowing where you want to spend your energy and time. It can help you to feel more organized because you are more in control of yourself and your surroundings. Remember where your attention goes, energy flows. So, the more you focus on what you want, the more you will start to see the fruits of your labour.
Here are some ideas for being grounded and getting more organized:
Grounding/Meditation – This is an exercise we did every week in the Clearing Clutter Support Group and it would happen after a short break. Participants have been given a lot of information about clutter, we have had some intense conversations and also there can be some worries about what is going to come next. This grounding/meditation helps everyone to get back together, to feel calm, focused and grounded.
Here is an example. In this meditation you will feel more focussed and calm and ready to do the work that you need to do. Enjoy!
A. W.W. – I participated in a Mindfulness Meditation course which was AWWsome!!! Actually, this course really helped me personally in numerous ways. It also has helped me in my work with clients. This great little tool is something we practiced on a daily basis and is really helpful in scanning your body and paying attention to triggers and emotions that come up. A.W.W. stands for:
A – Are you breathing?
Lets hope so but often and especially if we are stressed, we tend to hold our breath and are not really aware of it.
W – Where am I breathing?
Most of us are breathing up in our chest which really can cause a lot of anxiety. You really want to be breathing more in your belly.
W – What am I feeling?
So important and so challenging at times. I think we often don’t know what we are feeling or we just want the uncomfortable feelings to go away. This can really help us with being okay with those not so nice feelings. You can do this exercise anytime. Even while you are driving.
The Present Moment – I know, I know, you have heard this a thousand times. It sounds so easy but it is definitely challenging. Being in the present can mean really looking at what is going on for you today, what is most important for you to focus on and just living day to day.
When you think about clutter it often is about the past and the future. It is never about the present moment. When we think about the past, we may be thinking about happier times, good memories, when we were thinner, about people who have passed or other losses.
In thinking about the future, it often is about a dream of what we could do “someday”. “I am keeping this because someday I will have a bigger house or I am going to be an amazing artist someday.” Well, I hate to burst your bubble but someday is today. We need to focus on what we can do today. What can I focus on in my home today that will make a difference in my life? One woman in our group said “Someday is not a day”. It can get to the point when you need to be brutally honest with yourself. Am I really going to do this thing? If not, can you let go of the dream?
What are some of your ideas for being more grounded? Do you feel these ideas can help you to be more organized? Please post your thoughts below!! Thanks so much for following along.
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