How To Declutter Your Life.
Ok, I have been guilty of owning more than I need in the past, but since I have removed "stuff" from my life, it has been less cluttered, and I am happier owning less than more. I educate women daily on how to buy quality over quantity in their wardrobes and how less is more, but this can be incorporated in all aspects of our life. My husband and I are enjoying buying memories rather than stuff these days.
Many clients who have cleaned out their wardrobes of unloved items feel like they have more clothes to wear. They now have a working wardrobe, and this can also be incorporated into your life, not just your wardrobe.
Less is more…
Is your home full of dust collectors - items that sit there because you once loved the look of it, or a friend purchased it for you, and now you feel you need to keep it? Why do we do this? One reason is many people often fail to create lasting change in their lives is they become creatures of habits which no longer serve them because it all becomes too hard.
We often can become creatures of habit and go with the flow rather than enacting long-lasting change into our lives. Let's say you want to declutter your home. While it may be a singular goal, how to go about achieving it?
The answer is to create micro resolutions, which are small, precise and practical plans — small steps for you to begin and lead you to more significant decisions to the problem.
Maybe start by putting aside 10 minutes per day (which equates to 70 minutes per week, or approximately 240 minutes per month) to cleaning small sections of your home, which over time can result in a substantially less-cluttered home.
The micro resolution on the home often leads to work and other areas of your life. Trust me, the less you own, the more sorted you will feel in life.
But the secret is not to feel so inspired to go and make so many micro resolutions that you overdo it and end up back in square one. Think of the hare and the tortoise fable; slow and steady wins the race. Make a few micro resolutions at a time to ensure you can adjust to them before moving onto others, so you don't feel so overwhelmed.
In everything, small and continuous changes lead to substantial life changes, including your diet, health, self-love and time management.
If you want to know more, there is a fabulous book, "Small Move, Big Change", by Caroline L. Arnold, where you will learn why we often fail to follow through the with changes we so desperately want to make in life.
“Small Move, Big Change is a rare self-improvement book that works. With the right mix of science and practical examples, Caroline Arnold offers powerful advice for motivating ourselves to save more, eat less, get organised, boost our willpower, and even keep our New Year’s resolutions. It’s the most useful guide to getting things done since Getting Things Done.” – Adam Grant, Wharton professor and bestselling author of Give and Take.
Good luck with decluttering your wardrobe, home, and life, which you can now live - rather than trying to organise.
Carolyn (Caz) Rowland is a fashion designer at Cazinc The Label, model, lifestyle blogger and professional Image Stylist. Caz is also a qualified NLP Master Therapist, Advanced Practitioner of Matrix Therapies, Time Line Therapist, Practitioner of Hypnotherapy, has a Diploma for Business and Life Coaching. Caz is happily married to her husband Simon, and raised four beautiful children, who are now young adults and a teenager.
Find articles and stay in the know by subscribing to Cazinc on the website, or join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.
Please leave comments below or email Carolyn@cazinc.com.au.