There is no downside to clearing your space. Be it a purse, a drawer, a kitchen cabinet, your work desk or your car, De-cluttering has a fantastic effect on many aspects of our life. In NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), it is said that the way you do one thing is the way you do everything. So, if you accept disorder and chaos in one area of your life, you accept it in every aspect of your life. It’s time to take the bull by the horns and start clearing! Yes, decluttering does have surprising benefits on the emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of your life. Before we get into the deeper dimensions of decluttering, let’s take a quick look at the general benefits first.
General benefits of decluttering:
How decluttering changes your life physically:
Feng-shui and Chinese Medicine talk about how the circulation of life force energy is key to abundance, health and good energy. When you create order and harmony at home, you will almost immediately sense a different more vibrant, magnetic & energetic shift. The change is due to what is considered focused removal of blocks and imbalances, fuelled by the intention to create fresh energy. When debris is removed, inspiration and energy flows easily.
You sleep becomes deeper, especially when you declutter what’s below your bed.
You are less exhausted, because it gets ticked off a t0-do-list and also because it saves so much time and mental energy trying to locate things that are misplaced.
How does decluttering benefit you emotionally?
Well, there is already a book that says The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. So, if you have read the book you already know how fulfilling decluttering is, and if you haven’t why not read it now? People are continuously choosing lives that ooze purpose and simplicity, the momentum of decluttering is simply infectious!
Decluttering helps you to feel lighter and lets you breathe. The unbelievable part is that once you have experienced this sensation, you will never want to go back to the mess again. The following are a few emotional benefits of decluttering.
1. Let go of your grief
Often, when we lose a closed one or a family member, we tend to hold on to their favorite objects. This holding on process goes on and on for such a long time that it weighs you down. Decluttering is the best option to ease the process of letting go. We know that it is easier said than done, but memories should never lead to stagnation. Select one or two special items that you can keep as a memory, and try to release the rest of it.
2. Make way for new things
According to a famous Buddhist, “there is no constant self”. If you have accumulated so much that you relate to every day, you are missing out on so many newer opportunities. Holding on to old objects throughout your life means that you are not evolving naturally. So, clear up older items, and bring in evolution and new life paths from time to time.
3. Invest where you should
Having too many things to look after at home gets you so busy that you miss out on smaller moments with your family and loved ones. So now, start decluttering and cut down on maintenance time. Instead, invest that time in your relationships for a happier life.
Does decluttering have a spiritual significance too?
There is a direct relationship between manifesting a desirous life and decluttering. Too much stuff at home means you are blocking visions and ideas to flow freely around. Sounds too deep? Well, it simply means that too much mess around the house creates stress, stagnation and blocks. As a result, thinking clearly and practically becomes a hassle. Well, clutter is not just having too many items in the house. There can be other dimensions too-
Emotional clutter may also look like these-
So, decluttering becomes essential in every way. It works for your mental and emotional wellbeing. Moreover, it has a positive effect on relationships, finances, and life as a whole.