Today’s blog will focus on decluttering your environment and removing triggers that will sabotage your best efforts to change. We’ll go through and determine all the things that will slow your progress, sabotage your efforts and derail your success.
Your environment will encompass your home, your living quarters, your office, your car, your bathroom, your yard and any other area that you visually see, physically touch and audibly hear. Quick story about the first time my mentor helped me clarify my mind, focus my day, calm my stress and remove the triggers in my environment. The result? I felt 1000% better and thought more clearly throughout the day which made me way more effective and organized.
We can break up this article into two parts such as removing clutter from our environment and removing triggers. Our goal is to create a positive and clean environment for you to be in. Today is all about removing a handful of things from your home, office, and vehicle that negatively affect your mind, your state of being and your emotions
Removing Clutter (The Easy Way…)
Clutter distracts our minds and confuses us. At times, we think having a desk with 50 pictures, trinkets and souvenirs on it makes us strong, but it doesn’t.
Our mind is delicate and visual stimuli puts us at a disadvantage. Today, we clean this up and set up our space for winning, not remembering old things! On a 1-10 scale, 10 being super cluttered… How cluttered is your environment?
Get rid of all trash, clutter, extra stuff laying around. Some of it will go in the trash, some will go to the recycler and other stuff will just get organized and put away.
Create at least one clean surface (table, shelf or desk) with nothing on it so that you can attract in YOUR GOAL! It’s a dedication act to the universe, saying, “Yes, I am ready for something new.”
Many times that we keep around and visible create triggers that lead to bad memories, stinking thinking, regret, guilt, sadness, anger, negativity, resent and even sorrow. These can innocently include pictures of relatives, deceased people, our past girlfriends necklace as a gift, broken toy someone gave us that we didn’t fix yet and many more similar things. We want to disarm your environment from these triggers. The success of our goal depends on this!
Walk through your house, vehicle or office and count those things that elicit a sad, negatively emotional response, guilt, fear, anger, regret, shame or similar feelings.
Count how many individual items trigger a negative emotion or blah feeling in you when you looked at them. Remember, clutter can even be a broken fan that you’re always hearing in the background that’s causing you secret anxiety.
Ready for this part? Get rid of them all. Lol. I already know this can be hard and you may have paid good money for some of that stuff. So, give those things away or get them OUT OF YOUR FIELD OF VIEW. If you’re anything like me… you may say, “Oh, all these things? I’ll get rid of them tomorrow or I’ll put them for sale and wait for my price…” Right?
Fight this temptation. Gather them all up and put them out in the garage or in the trash. If they’re staying in the home, put them in a box and close that box so you do not see those things. This is sooo important because we don’t want to be in day 25 and have you getting sabotaged from something that you could’ve gotten rid of two weeks ago.
Lastly, treat yourself to a clean space. Hire a cleaner to come and scrub your floors and dust. Do something to enjoy the zen-like feel of your new space. Celebrate it and resist the temptation to put a whole bunch of shit everywhere again…! Set yourself up to win!