A cluttered house is a cluttered mind. It’s hard to think with piles of things sitting around in either place, taking up precious space. Taking a few minutes each day to keep the piles from being created; this can save you time and effort on another day.
These past few days, I’ve been attacking clutter head on. While I keep a mostly clean house, I find that some things and areas tend to pile up (things to file away are my weakness it seems, as are books on the coffee table and journals – oh, my!). Now I’m resolving myself to prevent the piles from rebuilding once I’ve broken them down. When I return home now, my house feels more welcoming and friendly.
Sorting things into 3 categories: what to keep, throw away and give away, I helped my daughter to clean her room this week. A bag of trash, a bag of clothes to give away and her room has transformed into a place where she wants to be.
This can be a perfect analogy for our minds. It’s easy to allow the clutter to fill our thoughts. Now to ask ourselves: what to keep and what to throw away? With our focused intention to change, we can begin to clear out the things that steal from us our power. The effort to change our minds is worthwhile, for who truly enjoys living in such clutter?