Toxic Clutter – Wise Words Wednesday
Many of us begin our spring cleaning as soon as the New Year’s ball drops. We start cleaning out our closets, coat pockets, garages, and storage tubs.
We make resolutions to clean out our bodies and clean up our acts.
With those resolutions we need to work on toxic clutter removal as well.
To most of us clutter is made up of piles of old clothes, magazines, or books. Maybe your clutter has amassed itself on your dresser or in the catch-all drawer in the kitchen or the depths of the back seat of your car. wherever it is; the clutter is growing.
Clutter needs to be viewed as more than stuff that piles up in our homes. It is also the resentment, guilt, anger, hurt, and failure that hangs around in our hearts, minds, and spirits. As we turn towards a fresh new trip around the sun, let’s refresh our lives by removing some of that toxic emotional clutter.
Sweep away the clutter in your heart and mind. Disinfect your insecurities and self-doubt. Bleach out the stains of regret and resentment. Take out the trash so to speak on your troubled relationships and emotional turmoil.
When you let go of the ugly clutter, your outlook becomes lighter and your successes come much easier. Your confidence has room to grow. The love you feel and share has a clean path from your heart to the hearts of others.
If there is something that has cluttered up your conscience, let it go. There is so much freedom in forgiveness and clarity in reconciliation. Remember guilt is sticky. Once you hold onto one resentment, others follow, and it is really, really hard to remove them.
For the sake of a new year, detoxify your emotional and relationship clutter. Sanitize your sentiments and free up your feelings. Give guilt the old heave-ho and say farewell to failure. Be kind to yourself, as well as others.
In 2017 dedicate your energy to developing a powerful Intentergy and let the clean slate of your purpose guide you as you do great things!
By: Melanie A. Peters
P.S. A little forgiveness can go a long way, just like bleach. Forgiveness is better though because it won’t ruin your colored clothes.