What if getting rid of something makes me sad? Does that mean I should keep it?
- Annie, a Sick of Being Stuck September! participant
Background (if you need it to understand the really good stuff that follows): I read a great book and it inspired me to test my personal and professional belief that releasing that which no longer serves us in our physical environment would result in dramatic changes in not only our home but our non-physical lives as well (health, love, creativity, finance, life purpose, etc). I invited a few million people to join this clutter clearing adventure and we are about half way through this one-month experience. Great! Now, we’re all caught up. Where will I ever begin? Oh yes…
This experience is blowing my mind.
These people (540 strong and still growing) shock me every single day with their courage, determination, honesty, and perhaps more than anything, their results! It’s actually working. People who were desperately stuck, unable to make the changes they desired for months or years in some cases, are actually doing the daily challenges and clearing massive amounts of clutter from their homes.
Twenty-seven items out of your closet on the first day, then the same in the kitchen on day two, and not just collecting them but getting them all of the way out of the house. It was inspiring, the enthusiasm contagious, and the feedback was remarkable. Most of them were doing far more than the challenge required, and almost everyone who’s participating in the conversation has begun to report feeling free, increased confidence, more energy, and even some relief from the symptoms of depression.
Our first group call was a conversation about how clutter needs an exit strategy. Crafty, right? I showed up with five important elements of clutter clearing that could, without the proper consideration, become obstacles. They were a strong foundation for us to build our success upon.
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