Happy Spring Clearing: Physical and Emotional Clutter

Spring is in the air

It’s that time of year again when we feel motivated to clear out the physical and emotional clutter that has been holding us back and make some changes in our lives.  The birds are singing and spring is in the air.  

The weather is changing and warming up which allows us to open windows, feel and smell the fresh air, watch the new growth sprouting out of the ground and witness the first new buds on the trees.  It’s a good time to get serious about organizing and clearing out. The sun feels so much stronger now which makes everyone feel better and hopefully inspires you to get moving.   

How do we move the physical clutter and what happens when we do?  What about the emotional clutter that tends to come up?

For some hands on ideas for spring cleaning/clearing check out this blog post https://spaceforyou.ca/2018/03/18/happy-spring-cleaning/

Perhaps you find the idea of clearing out more appealing than actually doing the work. If so, you are not alone.   There are a lot of reasons why it is difficult to let go of our stuff aka clutter.  Getting started is usually half the battle.  If you are avoiding dealing with the clutter then it might be helpful to actually sit with your clutter and really look at what comes up for you. What is the resistance to doing this work?  You could try writing about your feelings and see what is coming up for you.  It might feel like you are not doing anything but this is a really great way to get started especially if you are feeling stuck. This helps you to start to take some control and to have power over your belongings and your space.

Physical and Emotional Clutter go together!!

While it is easier to see the physical clutter, if you move it without being conscious about your feelings and not paying attention to what might be underneath it, likely you will just re-acquire and end up back in the same place again. When we look a little deeper we might find there is emotional clutter as well. The clutter can very well be emotional baggage and unfinished business.   Do you have old files from a previous career, love letters or cards from an ex-partner, a wedding dress from a failed marriage, books about dreams that you once had, clothing from a happier time or a time when you were a lot slimmer, or projects that are unfinished? (When I was involved in a quilting group in the past we called these UFO’s Unfinished Objects).   These are all areas that can keep us emotionally stuck in our lives.  Clutter can be giving us a message that we do not want to or cannot move forward.

Messages like:

“I will be able to wear this when I lose 10 pounds” (someday in the future but for now looking at those clothes can make me feel bad about myself)

“I am afraid to try to meet someone and start a new relationship” (because I am sad and still thinking and dwelling on the past relationship)

“I spent a lot of money on this so I cannot let it go” (I will hang on to this even though I don’t love, want or need it and it is taking up valuable space that could be used for something else)

“Someday, I will fix, sew, sell this” (again, someday in the future but realistically am I really going to do this)

“I will not be able to clean this mess up, so why bother trying” (a good excuse to not even start and an easy out in some ways)

“I would like to have company over but cannot because of the mess” (relationships are tough and I have been hurt in the past so it is easier to not have people over)

“I am keeping these books because one day I will read them and then I will be able to get more organized” (my books offer me the promise of making things better but in the meantime they are taking up space and causing me to feel bad because I haven’t read them or actually done any of the work or followed up)

Can you see how some of these thought processes can hold you back and how they protect you from actually pursuing your dreams?

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Happy Spring Clearing Everyone

What is your clutter saying about you? How is it protecting you from moving forward?  Would love to hear from you.  Please comment below…..

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How to Create the Space that you Want

This picture is from The Hive in London and was the inspiration for this post. https://www.facebook.com/thehiveldn/

What would you do with this space? With this room? If the clutter was gone?

How do you decide what goes into your space?

Where does your inspiration come from?

What would you like to see in your space?

I know these are really tough questions. It can be hard to know what we want for ourselves and if you are overwhelmed with clutter it can feel almost impossible. How can you actually get your space to look like how you might envision it in your head? Having a vision for how you want your space to look is certainly a good place to start.

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Some ideas and inspiration that might help:

  • What do you want to do in this room? Think about what activities you would like to do here? What is the function for this space?
  • How do you want to feel in this room? Feelings like calm, peaceful, relaxed, loved, respected, connected with others, proud…….
  • What do you not want in this space? Maybe, you don’t want any clutter in this space or anything that doesn’t relate to the two points above.
  • If you are stuck around a design/theme for your room……think about how certain colours make you feel. Do you have a favourite picture that you can use as your inspiration? Perhaps you can pull out a colour and add a splash here and there around the room.

It can be challenging to think about what you can do in your space. It can take a lot of time. Perhaps, there is a lot of stuff to clear out which can be quite the process. I just had lunch with a friend yesterday who has been semi-retired now for over a year and she talked about how she is just now thinking about what she can do in her basement. It continues to be a process for her as she slowly works on making this space hers. So, it might not happen quickly but working on small steps will get you to where you want to be.

Looking for more inspiration on how to create the vision that you want for your home and your life. Check out this post!

https://spaceforyou.ca/2015/06/17/what-is-the-vision-you-would-like-to-create-for-your-home-and-your-life/

I hope this inspires you to create the space you want for yourself in your home. If you would like more inspiration and accountability please join the Closed Declutter Your Life and Mind Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/DeclutterYourLifeandMind/

Do you have dreams of what you can do with a specific space in your home? What is stopping you from actualizing your dream?

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How to Have More Clarity and Learn to Trust Your Intuition

Take the time for yourself. YOU are worth it!

My word for this year is clarity. Clarity for me means knowing what my vision is for my life and knowing what I want to focus my energy on. I can easily feel overwhelmed and “all over the map” not paying attention to my intuition. I know that I need to figure out what my path is and how to actualize it.

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  1. Spending time alone! Doing activities that are quiet and help you to look within. The answers are there already if we are open to listening. Some ideas that might be helpful are having a daily practice of yoga, walking or any kind of physical activity that gets your body moving, daily meditation even just starting with five minutes per day, paying attention while having a shower or on your drive into work just noticing what comes up for you.
  2. Journaling!  Getting your thoughts down on paper really helps with getting them out of your head. It allows your inner self to have a voice. It can help with feeling more aligned with your emotions and in touch with your feelings. Write down your goals, look at them often and see what fits and what doesn’t. Morning pages can be helpful too! Automatic writing which just means writing whatever comes with no judgement just letting it flow and you might just surprise yourself. Inspired by The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron https://www.amazon.ca/Artists-Way-25th-Anniversary/dp/0143129252
  3. Visualization! Listening to visualization exercises about your dreams and visions, setting intentions, re-setting are all good practices to help you to get more clarity. I recommend checking out Sarah Prout who is all about setting intentions, creating abundance and everything Law of Attraction. https://www.facebook.com/groups/manifestbysarahprout/
  4. Declutter Your Life and Mind!  You didn’t think I would leave that out, did you? Whenever, you are trying to get clear, its a good idea to work on decluttering any or all areas of your life and mind (meaning physical and emotional clutter). This clutter can really get in the way of our attempts to move forward in our lives and to really manifest what we truly want.

For more inspiration and accountability join us in the Closed and Confidential Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/DeclutterYourLifeandMind/

What do you do for yourself to have more clarity and to trust your intuition in your life? Do you have a word for this year? Would love to hear from you…….

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Vision Quest for 2019

For the past few years I have gotten together with friends to work on our Vision Quest (Vision Boards) for the year.  We always do this in early January as it is a great time to reset and to envision what we want for the year.  It is also just fun to get together with friends, catch up and have some lovely snacks. We plan to get together again halfway through the year to see where everyone is at and to visit with each other.

As most of you know, I retired from my full time job with CMHA at the end of December 2018. I was so surprised to see this on my Vision Board from 2018. I had no plan to retire and in fact was planning to work for two more years.

Vision Boards are So Powerful!!

Vision Boards are not for everyone. It can be a bit overwhelming to think about what you want to have on your board and what you want for your life. Some big questions for sure. It can be helpful to do some work on this before getting together to start the work of putting your board together.

It can be really important to be grounded before doing this work with a meditation or smudging with sage as it is good to be in the right mindset.  It is good to have a focus and perhaps to narrow it down to a few areas in your life. It could be Work, Relationships, Family, Personal Growth for example.

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This year I worked on both sides of my Board. The first side is the personal aspect of myself and what I want to work on and the second is the work I want to do. As you can see it is a work in process.

Personal Vision Board 2019
Future Work Plans 2019

Our visions and intentions for what we want will change over time and we are always a work in process. I really love the flow of this and believe that where our attention goes is what will grow for us. Writing down your goals and looking at them everyday is something that will help you to be able to make the changes in your life that will help you to move forward.

If you would like more inspiration to make space for you and to declutter your life and mind please join my closed facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/DeclutterYourLifeandMind/

Have you had experiences or success with making your own Vision Board? Would love to hear from you?

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The First Day of the Rest of My Life

January, 2, 2019

Sounds a bit dramatic but today is the first actual day that I don’t have to go to work.  After more than thirty seven years working in mental health, I knew it was time to make a change.  I have to admit, I am feeling a little lost but I am sure that is to be expected and I know it will be short lived.  Change is good!

There are so many things on my to do list that I easily can feel all over the map not knowing what to do or where to start.  My worry is that I might just want to hang out at home, nestle in, hibernate, clean the house, declutter, change things around, read books, cook nice food, do crafts, take naps, watch Netflix.  Well, I am sure I will still be able to do all of those things and more.  I really was doing mostly all of those things before and still working full time.  

But now, I have the gift of TIME.  Something I have craved for so long.  And I do realize that I will need a plan or I will just be only engaging in those activities above.  My focus needs to be on me and I really need to start to listen to my intuition about what is next.  I feel that I have been so much in my own head with my work, so busy, seeing one client after another who were often in crisis that it was difficult to come home and change gears.  The work can be emotionally exhausting and its hard to focus on anything else at the end of the day.

My first plan is to try to take things slowly, relax somewhat, get more physical with yoga and walking, have a meditation practice, take time to listen and trust my own intuition and figure out what is next for me.  I do know that my work is not done yet.

You will be happy to hear that I will be continuing with the Clearing Clutter Support Group that I initiated and is run through the Canadian Mental Health Association.  I am so excited about this as it is my passion and I want to continue in this work helping others to have more space and clarity in their lives.  

About This Blog

I am unsure about continuing.  Maybe, its time for a new start.  I know that quite a number of people read it and I do have some followers, however, I get so few comments (thank you and a big shout out to the Professionals Organizers who always comment Woohoo!)  I am just not sure what kind of an impact I am making and I really want to be using my time wisely.  If you follow me please let me know what you think and/or what would be helpful to you in your decluttering journey.  You can contact me privately if you wish at kimtremblay@sympatico.ca

So yes, I do feel that this is a new chapter for me and I am so excited for today and what is to come.

Thank you as always for following along.  Happy Decluttering!

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Redefine Your Relationship to Your Stuff

Does your stuff tell the story of who you are?  Does your identity depend on your past accomplishments, memories from the past or stuff that is in your home and possibly taking up valuable real estate?  Does your clutter protect you from getting out, taking risks and living your life?

Identity With our Stuff

Books:  Textbooks from attending school in the past might speak to our intelligence. Books that we have read give us happy memories of wishes or dreams of how things could be. Books in general on our bookshelf show others that we are well read. Self help books not read offer us the promise of a future self who will have it all together once this book is read and the steps are followed.

Art Supplies: Do you see yourself as an amazing artist or a historian ie: scrapbooker but you just continue to acquire items as opposed to actually doing the projects

Attachments to Stuff 

Clothing:  Clothes that no longer fit or remind us of happier times we cannot let go of.  Or the hope for the future that we will lose/gain weight in order to fit into those clothes again.  

Baby Clothes:  Tiny baby items that reminds us of when our children were young.  That time is really so fleeting.  It goes by in a blink of the eye.  The memories are priceless and sometimes those cute little outfits are just too hard to let go of. 

Unfinished Projects:  If you look at the definition of clutter this is one of the things listed.  UFO’s (Unfinished Objects) can be about the dreams for the future.  “Someday……. I will fix this, finish this”.  If you have a plan to finish the project in a defined amount of time, great, otherwise it’s just clutter taking up space.  It is negative energy that reminds us of what we think we “should” be doing.  Don’t “should on yourself”. 

Sentimental Objects:  Memories from the past, items from family members that have passed and things that remind us of happier times can be some of the most difficult to let go of.  I am not saying to let go of everything. It becomes a problem when there is “too much”.  Perhaps you are in a position to choose the best of the best or just a few things to keep the memories.  Remember the memories of others are inside of you…..inside your heart.  

Relationship to our Stuff

Relationlships:  How does your clutter in general affect you?  Perhaps it feels very comforting and safe, like a little nest that you have created for yourself.  You have things around you that you love and this feels like your happy and safe place.  There is nothing wrong with this at all.  However……..sometimes we create a space where we know we don’t want others to come in.  This can be a way to keep relationships out of our lives.  When one has been hurt in a relationship it can feel pretty scary to think about letting a new person in. So it feels like our stuff can replace a relationship.  Our stuff is not going to hurt us like a relationship could. 

Gifts from others:  Gifts come with good intentions from others.  Once in our hands, it no longer belongs to the person who gave it to you.  It’s up to you to decide what you want to do with it.   If you don’t love it or use it, maybe it has served its purpose and it is time to let it go. 

Items we have spent a lot of money on:  I hear this a lot.  I paid so much money for that, I just can’t donate it.  It is worth a lot of money and I could get a little cash for it.  If you can do the Kijijji thing or other online avenues and it is worth your time and energy, I say go for it.  In my work I hear that a lot of individuals do not have access to a computer or the knowledge on how to do it.  You could always ask for help though.  

Can you see yourself with any of these attachments to your stuff?

I am sure there are a lot of other factors that contribute to our relationship with our stuff.  It can be very complex.  Please let me know your thoughts about how you relate to your stuff?  I always love to hear from you.  Happy Decluttering!!

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Emotional Responses to Your Stuff

When you think about your stuff what kinds of emotions come up?

If you struggle somewhat with your stuff you may think of negative emotions right away. They may include feelings of fear and anxiety, grief and loss, sadness, guilt and anger or perhaps just feeling overwhelmed with it all. Some of these feelings may come up when you are handling your possessions, you are thinking about where to put items, you are looking at the clutter or thinking about how to organize or discard items.

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There are also positive emotions like pleasure, comfort, safety or satisfaction. For example, finding a lost treasure, (ie: something that has been missing for awhile) finding a found treasure (ie: at a thrift shop), finding a bargain, giving something away to someone who will enjoy it or even donating to a worthy cause.

I like to use the example of finding an amazing treasure at a thrift shop, feeling like you are on a high, bringing it home and then thinking “where will I put this” or looking at your finances and thinking “oh no, now what will I do for groceries for the rest of the month?”

Both the negative and positive emotions can keep us stuck in the cycle of acquiring stuff, moving stuff around aka churning (as opposed to finding a home for the item or letting it go) and difficulty discarding.  It often is about the avoidance of the uncomfortable feelings associated with taking these steps to make change.

Would you like to dive deeper? Would you like to start making some progress on decluttering and organizing your home?  We will be looking at what is underneath the clutter, emotions and feelings that come up, attachments to items, and thoughts and actions that follow.

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My Clutter Looks Like My ADHD Brain

Working with someone who has ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyper Activity Disorder), can really add an additional layer of difficulty when helping someone to declutter and organize.  

An individual with ADHD may have difficulties and challenges that cannot be seen so it can be important to be aware of the signs and symptoms.  Perhaps the person has not come forward with these or maybe they don’t even know themselves.

So, this topic has come up for the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival and my partner, Hallie agreed to let me interview her.  She said she was happy to do this, especially if it helps someone else.  

These are some of the questions that were asked of her:  

When were you first diagnosed and what led up to the diagnosis?  

“I believe I was diagnosed in 2007 when I was 43 years old.  I was in College and a Counsellor I had, recognized this in me because she personally lived with this as well.  I was struggling in many areas, conversations with others, staying focused and acting out, often very impulsively.”  

“As a child I often ended up at the office and was labelled “bad”.  In fact, my teacher wrote on my report card one year that I was a leader and not a follower and this was actually written with a negative connotation” 

What happened after you were diagnosed? 

“It was actually very helpful as I then knew why I needed to have the television off in order to study, to talk on the phone, why I interrupted others and why I was often forgetting things or feeling confused about what was going on.”  

“I was very fortunate to have good people in my life who were willing to help me.  I met a friend who became a mentor and I was also able to access counsellors.  I never went on any meds.  I learned many techniques for coping with the symptoms such as Tapping EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) which I still use to this day, breathing, and just taking the time to go with the flow through those bad days.”  

What are your challenges with your stuff? 

“Clothes are easy for me because everything has its place.  Maybe, this is something I have worked on because I like to look nice.  I have a place for socks, underwear, shirts, pants, etc. so it works for me.  Even when I had to go to a laundromat, I was able to handle my laundry on a weekly basis.”  

“Other things are more chaotic for me.  Things like books, school books, paper, ugh!!, calendar scheduling (personal and professional), daily planning (I usually can only plan for that day) and stuff in my bedroom.  If I know someone is coming over and needs to stay in my room, I will clean off the whole dresser – you know, into a bag and then later when I come across this bag…….well, I just don’t want to deal with it so the whole bag goes out into the garbage.”

What about other areas that you struggle with in your life?

“I just feel that I am constantly sorting:  which pile to focus on, where is my class, what day/time is it or what assignments should I have done.  My brain is just wired differently.  What others find easy, I find more difficult.  Some days are harder than others and on those days, I really just have to ride it out.  It’s emotionally draining”  

What are your suggestions for others who may be living with this?

  • Find a Mentor or a Counsellor who you trust who can help you to understand that you think differently and to teach you some coping techniques to help you get through each day.
  • Having systems in place can really help with keeping things organized in your space as well as in your life.  
  • Tapping (EFT) can help when having a bad day
  • Recognizing that it is the ADHD and that I just have to go through it.  It has to play out.  I cannot just push it away
  • Not rushing, breathing, taking the time needed to get a task done, planning ahead
  • I have a Smart Pen for school that records my lessons.  When doing homework or studying, I am able to listen to this a second time and it really helps.

Do you have experience with working with someone with ADHD whether personally or professionally?  Please share in the comments below:

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Tips For Downsizing Your Life

 

 

Are you starting to think about downsizing your life?  Here are some great tips to get you started.  I compiled these tips as I was getting ready to do a half hour talk/discussion with a group of women from a Church.  I was told that it was an older group of ladies who have collected a lot of stuff over the years.  They wanted to know how to decide what or how to get rid of things.

I asked for advice from my fellow Professional Organizers.  These are some of their suggestions edited and in my own words.

1.  Focus on one group of items at a time.  You may have a number of jackets in different closets in your home.  Instead of focusing on one closet, focus on just jackets, gather all of them and donate the ones you haven’t worn in two years. Same with paper, disposable bags, clothing, shoes, glassware, Christmas Decorations, etc. Once you have gone through specific areas, and purged what you can then you are ready to re-organize the specifics for your space.  

2.  Think about having things in your home that fit with your current life.  We are not who we used to be and so our things should make that transition too.  

3.   Having some simple systems set up for managing incoming paper, junk mail, bills, shredding, recycling, downsizing and keeping what is important is really helpful.  If it is working, there is no need to change or fix it.  

4.  It is okay to ask for help.  There does come a time when we realize we cannot do everything.  Maybe, you could use some help with the heavier work or some help with Christmas decorating.  Enlist a friend, family member, mentor or a Professional Organizer like me.   

5.  Keep only the most important things that your children or other family members will want to remember without feeling burdened or weighed down.  Include your family members and ask them what they might want now as you are going through things.  You may find that they don’t actually want your stuff.  

6.  Tell your loved ones (friends and family) that as you have become more wise,  you realize that stuff isn’t important, that connections and relationships with people are.  That is why you are downsizing.  You want to see them enjoying their lives. You want to share in their happiness, enjoyment, and appreciation for life.  

7.  It is a gift to your children and family to “do your own work”.  Being overwhelmed is not enough. Your family will be grieving you, don’t make them resent having to go through decades of stuff at the same time.  Ask for help from a Professional if needed.

8.  Sentimental items can be difficult to let go of.  Keep the best of the best, take a picture of important items that you want to remember, honour the fact that the item was appreciated and served its purpose and donate the rest.  Someone else can now get some use out of the item.  You likely are going to need to make some hard decisions as you do this work.  

9.  Having time to do this work is a blessing.  This is a process and a lot of emotions and feelings will come up.  It is important to take the time you need to do this work.  If you have a good balance in your life you will be more successful.

10.  Be kind and compassionate to yourself.  This is intense personal work and it can bring up all kinds of emotions.  Reward yourself for a job well done and pat yourself on the back. 

This group of women were such a pleasure to meet with.  They know each other well so were very chatty, insightful with a lot of wisdom and good ideas to share.  They asked a lot of  great questions too and I am sure they felt inspired and motivated to get to work.

Below are some powerful quotes from a Professional Organizer who was sharing her personal story about her mother.

The true sorrow comes mostly in thinking of the life that could have been for my parents. This lifestyle/condition steals much more than space in a closet or on a floor!”

“I believe her mind focused on “leaving quantity” rather than “living quality”.It isheart-wrenchingly painful for a child to have to filter through their parents possessions while placing the vast majority of it in the trash bin, not to mention the incredible expense. I would much rather have had fewer “things” to go through & have had memories of my parents home as one that was clean, welcoming, serving of their lifestyle and needs and happy, rather than one that was piled high and junked up with no space for life to flourish”.

These two books were shared with the group:

“They Left Us Everything” by Plum Johnson 

This book is written by a woman whose parents have both passed away and they have left behind a huge mansion of a house filled with years and a history of stuff.  The author spends a number of months going through everything, she includes her siblings (three brothers) and they spend time reminiscing about their lives.  This is based on a true story and it took place near Toronto on Lake Ontario.

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“The Swedish Art of Death Cleaning” by Margareta Magnussen

This is a fun read.  Margareta writes about going through every area of your home and thinking about the future and what you will be leaving behind for your loved ones.  It really helps you to be thinking about your life now as well.

Do you have further resources to share to help with downsizing?  Would love to hear from you.   Please post in the comments below.

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A Time For Balance and Change

I was just reading about how we are now moving into the Zodiac sign of Libra which is the balance sign.  Fall has just begun in our region so change is in the air.  This is a great time to think about how well we take care of ourselves and to look at the balance in our lives.  I know that if I do not have good balance in my life I feel a bit cranky.  I might not even know what is wrong, but I am just short with myself and my loved ones.  I start to feel that I have no control over my life.

Our strengths rely on this balance.  Balance creates a stability for us.  Sometimes, I find that some of the people I am helping think that they need to be working on their clutter all the time.  And I know that when our lives are feeling chaotic it is hard to think about more balance.  But of course we cannot be focused on the hard things all the time.

This is a thought producing quote:

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. Albert Einsteim Click To Tweet

We need Balance.  We need to look at all of the areas of our lives and think about what might be out of balance.  This gives us a clue to work on this area and tip the scales in our favour.  We know that we need to recharge before we can be productive,  creative, helpful to others or to declutter our own homes.

These are the areas that are basic to our lives.  Think of these as foundational practices for taking care of you.

  1. Spiritual Practice/Self Care
  2. Home/Relationships
  3. Body/Physical Health
  4. Emotions/Mental Health
  5. Money/Work/Volunteer
  6. Nature/Earth/Leisure
  7. ……………………………..

Check out this cube and perhaps draw one for yourself or if you have a small box that will work too.

What are the foundations for your life, your relationships, your home, your health and your work?



What kind of supports would help you in your life?  Do you need/want more honest friendships, a satisfying job, better health, etc…………..



What can I focus on in my live right now to create more stability in my life?  What areas are out of balance?

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How has balance played a part in your life?

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