The clutter addict is like a reverse obsessive-compulsive. Everything is out of place, and not so tidy. They are saying by their actions, ďItís my life, my stuff, and I can live any way I want to.Ē Itís one thing they do have control over–or at least they believe that. The clutter addict may also convince themselves that thereís not enough time in the day. It may seem incongruent, but being overwhelmed is a control issue.
Sound like you? Try to correct the behavior by using these affirmations for the clutter addict:
As long as the clutter addict is overwhelmed with things that need to be done, situations that need to be taken care of, other people they just canít deal with, they have no time, energy, or inclination to look at themselves. Their total focus is looking over the wall of clutter, outside themselves. There is no room in their thoughts to see what is really going on inside.
Affirmations For the Clutter Addict
-I deserve to live in serenity, in my house, in my mind.
-I donít compare myself, my life, to others.
–I no longer need to make excuses for myself. I am a product of something wonderful.
–Time is my friend, not my enemy.
–When I feel overwhelmed, I can stop, pray, and eliminate whatever is not needed until I find a livable place for me.
–Every choice I make, each day, is important because it defines my character.
–I have no expectations of others. I accept them as they are.
–I know the importance of balance in work, rest, and recreating.
–I can focus, without getting distracted, on one task at a time.
–I do not have to be perfect, but strive for progress on a daily basis.
–I have reasonable goals and finish one project before beginning another.
–My work does not define me. Itís what I do, not who I am.
Adapted from Clutter Junkie No More, by Barb Rogers (Conari Press, 2007). COpyright (c) 2007 by Barb Rogers. Reprinted by permission of Conari Press.
Adapted from Clutter Junkie No More, by Barb Rogers (Conari Press, 2007).