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.
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.