Midlife changes can be unsettling, even when you know they’re going to happen! Decluttering your life is one of the best proactive strategies you can take to prepare for a new chapter to unfold.
What kind of changes am I referring to? Kids growing up and moving out on their own. Relationships ending due to divorce or death. Even our health can take a turn, whether temporarily or permanently. And careers are not bulletproof, either, are they!
When change arrives with one of these midlife events, do you feel stuck? Shocked or mournful? Are you resistant to something different? Now what?
Reframe change in a positive manner: Embrace three amazing benefits when you focus on decluttering your life for a new season!
Today's Message is About the Remarkable Perks That Arrive when Decluttering Your Life!
Benefit #1: Enhanced Mental Clarity
Decluttering is a powerful movement these days for good reason: the square footage of our houses has increased substantially over the last 50 years! It stands to reason that the quantity of household stuff stored within has also followed suit.
Of course, we accumulate many things along the way as we live a full life, raising a family, and pursuing our interests. But when the household size shrinks or our own activities shift, now we have excess items which are no longer needed or used.
And when we allow them to continue taking up physical space, they also command mental and emotional space.
In fact, unused things can actually emit negative energy! They crowd out the potential to substitute items that support where we are now or where we might head. This is what leads to feeling stuck.
It’s uncomfortable to be in between chapters of our life, knowing one is winding down but feeling uncertain about moving into the next one.
Yet when you begin decluttering your life to remove outdated belongings, you open space not just in your home but in your mind, as well.
Releasing the old with love helps prepare us to welcome the new with hope. We regain perspective about life’s inevitable changes.
Now we are receptive to something different … something new … something that resonates and invigorates our next act!
Benefit #2: Simplified Daily Routines
Most would agree that it’s draining when we have too much stuff in our home. Maneuvering from one room to the next can be challenging. Locating a particular item takes extra time. Maintaining more stuff than we use takes additional energy.
Wouldn’t you revel in a home where everything has a place and a purpose? If you think about it, stuff we no longer need or use really becomes a distraction in our daily life.
So consider how light you would feel with space between your things … the things that matter most to you now! Imagine not worrying about running late. Or feeling confident with where things are in your home. How many times have you bought something at the store, only to discover that you already had three of them hidden in a cabinet or drawer?
Indeed, paring down to the essentials which support your current routine is an ultimate self-care bonus when decluttering your life!
Benefit #3: Sharpened Perspective
Change can be difficult, frustrating, sad, and scary, particularly when you’ve been happy with the status quo. But it’s also an integral part of how life unfolds.
Accepting the role it plays in your life experience is the first step towards taking charge of how you want your narrative to continue.
We can’t always direct our circumstances but we can control our response to our new direction.
There is no time limit for how long the process should take. Everyone has varying amounts of things and stuff. Each of us needs a unique amount of time to make space clearing decisions. So honor the process that works best for you!
Decluttering your life is a cathartic process as you accept change. How exciting when you view where you’ve been and then imagine where you’d like to head next!
The Wrap: This Post Was About Decluttering Your Life To Welcome A New Chapter Full Of Promise and Perspective!
When one life chapter closes, step into the new one by decluttering your life.
Life is change. When we don’t change, we stand still. Make peace with moving forward.
Trust that something beautiful will develop … You!
Related Topics and Resources to Explore
Decluttering Your Life Thoughts: Your Turn!
- Which room, drawer or closet will you tackle first?
- What has decluttering your life done for you?
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