New Technique to Combat the Clutter Buts

You are probably wondering what Clutter Buts are….

Clutter Buts are the sneaky thoughts and feelings that we have about our clutter. Ideas that keep us stuck and sometimes feeling useless and unable to move forward.

One of my missions is to ban the Clutter Buts in the world of the business women I work with.

Some Common Clutter Buts

But …. I don’t have enough time

But …. I have to buy storage first

But …. there’s too much stuff

But …. I don’t have enough energy

All Clutter Buts are understandable. I don’t call them excuses. I can them Clutter Buts!

The thing with clutter is that its icky and sticky. Energetically it really does suck. This makes us want to avoid it. So we procrastinate and put off decluttering even thou we really hate it and would rather it was done. And we come up with Clutter Buts in order to put it off even more.

Discover Your Clutter Buts

Yours may be obvious or subtle but it pays to identify them because once you have them you can challenge them. When you have resistant thoughts about decluttering notice the feelings are coming up. What stops you? What makes you resist? Write your Clutter Buts in your journal.

A New Technique to Combat the Clutter Buts

Journaling is an age old technique we have used to get stuff out and make us feel better in the process. I encourage you to use yours to explore your clutter.

Write your Clutter Buts in your journal.

Once you have them in front of you, you can tackle them head on.

Let’s play the …… Turn the Clutter But Around

You have to relax into this with a little bit of imagination. The idea is that you turn the Clutter But around so that new thoughts, emotions and possibilities become available to you. Solutions and the motivation to see them through pop on out. Hurray for solutions and motivation for indeed they make the world go round.

So ….

I don’t have enough time …. becomes ….. If I had the time how would I feel and what would I do?

I have to buy storage first …. becomes …. If I had all the storage first how would I feel and what would I do?

There’s too much much stuff …. becomes ….. If there was just enough stuff how would I feel and what would I do?

There is something magical and loosening about these questions. Thoughts and feelings begin to untangle and action becomes possible.

If you love journalling and want to use it to improve your business check out Carol Brennan, she’s an expert in the field of journalling for business development.

If you would like some support and inspiration to start your decluttering journey then I am here to help. At the moment I am offering an amazing coaching experience that will motivate and inspire you to declutter. Check it out here.

What is Clutter?

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Firstly …….  Welcome to this Decluttering Site

It’s a welcome to you AND to me.  This is my first post in the reincarnation of my decluttering business.  If you want to know more about me and my journey to this point check out my story here.  In the meantime, let’s get stuck in.

What is clutter?

It could be complicated.  There are lots of definitions.  This is mine:

Clutter is anything that is surplus in your life and business.

Things you don’t love, need or find useful.

That’s it.

And that applies to all areas of your life.  Not just your posessions.

The Energy of Clutter

Everything has an energetic frequency and what you want is a clutter free environment and life that works for you. Becoming clutter free feels bloody fantastic.  Just thinking about it makes me sigh out loud.  I can feel it in my body.  Can you?

Things are not Just Things

This is huge so I’m going to repeat it ……. Things are not just things.

Everything we own represents something and means something to us.  The old vase we keep is not just something to keep flowers in. It might also be a gift from a beloved relative, or something that you spent a lot of money on and then regreted or it might be a symbol of reward for you: it holds the flowers you buy yourself every week for working hard.

So this is the hub.  Things are not just ‘stuff.’  Things are a representation of something inside us.  So when we look at clutter we are not just looking at things we are looking at energetic symbols that we have drawn into our lives.  Clutter represents parts of our lives and selves that do not serve us any more.

Tolerations

I love this word: toleration.  A toleration is something that is an irritant in your life.   Something that is always there and sometimes it bugs you a lot and sometimes less.  For example, that call that you keep putting off, or that button that you mean to sew back on.

Tolerations lower your energetic vibration and we all have them.

Clutter Tolerations

Clutter is a toleration. There are so many ways that we tolerate clutter.  Picture these scenes:

You open your wardrobe.  Your face drops.  Your not really seeing clothes that you love and want to wear.  Immediately your mood is not what it was.  What do you wear? What fits? What matches?

You go into your office in the morning.  Your desk.  Its covered in papers you haven’t been through.  You know there are things in there that you don’t need.  Now you will have to go through them before you can start work.  Or you could just carry on but they would be there niggling at you, distracting you whilst you work.

So, you can see how clutter really does have a daily impact on our mood.

How is Clutter Impacting your Life?

You are probably already asking yourself how clutter is impacting on your life.  Don’t get me wrong, I have clutter too.  Its been a while since I went through things!  But I’ve made a start again recently.  I chose one area that I felt would have the most impact for me right now.

Decluttering my Office

When I decided to really go for it in my business I looked at my workspace and thought – ‘Oh dear, what is this room saying about my attitude to my business?’  It wasn’t great.  It showed that I wasn’t making my business a priority.  I recorded some videos to show you how I started the process but they are quite embarrassing so I’m not sure if I will put them out there.  We shall see!

What area do you want to start with first?

If you are feeling brave pick your most scary area and start there.  And do it in a way that feels good for you.  Are you a tiny steps person?  Take it on ten minutes at a time.  You will be surprised how much you can actually do inthis short amount of time.

Do you prefer to blitz and allow several hours to get stuck in?  If you do, remember to take breaks and allow enough time to clear up at the end.

The point is just start.  Once you start the energy released can be amazing and beware: you might not want to stop.

If you feel powerless and are finding it harder to get stuck in  please know that I am here to help.  I’ve got a great offer on at the moment if you want to take a look over here. My aim is to help you through the process of change and make it fun, invigorating and easy, with a good few surprises along the way.