Calm the Chaos
Updated: Apr 20
5 Clutter Clearing Tips for Your Mind and Your Home
Take a minute and look around your home. What kind of space do you live in? Does it look and feel good to you? Is it organized and orderly? Can you find what you need when you need it? What about you? Are you relaxed and mostly stress-free? Is your body functioning at its best? Do you like the person you see when you look in the mirror? If you’ve answered “No” to any or all of these questions then you may be in need of a Re-Design.
Every inch of your living space is reflective of how you are thinking and feeling right now, whether you like it or not. It is exactly how you designed it to be! Yes, YOU are just that powerful! If you are not happy with yourself and your home then you can simply decide to transform! It takes the same amount of effort to create what you want as it does to create what you don’t want. It’s all a matter of where and how you focus your thoughts. If you are stressed out, living in clutter and chaos, then you must identify and change those thoughts, feelings and beliefs that are at the root of your creation.
I know this because I have lived it! At my lowest point, I was an overwhelmed stay at home mom with 4 small children on the verge of a mental breakdown. I had difficulty sleeping and was either anxious or depressed. I was a mess and my home was no different. My house was as cluttered and dysfunctional as my thinking.
Uncovering and changing undesirable thoughts and feelings require consistent self-management. I received tools and processes from self-help books, workshops, and other women that helped me to identify and release those thoughts that were creating the chaos within and around me. I replaced that thinking with new thoughts and habits that helped me to cultivate a sense of calm and inner peace.
I read a lot because reading was the only escape I had from my reality. One day, I was guided to a simple, easy to read book on home organization. With this book and my desire for change, I learned how to “let go” of unnecessary clothing and household objects, how to make room for the things I needed and wanted, and how to create a system to maintain order. It was truly transformational! My home life became manageable and I felt more at ease within myself.
Through self-work along with my own intuitive guidance and insights, I learned how to manage myself, a home, eventually 7 children and a marriage, while maintaining my sanity at the same time! As a result, I have decided to devote time to sharing what I’ve learned with women who may be able to benefit from some of the methods and processes I have discovered and developed along my journey.
5 Tips to Calm the Chaos
Chaos and calm both begin in your mind. You will never feel peace or create order in your home if your mind is filled with muddled thoughts. The key to your peace and contentment is within you. You must begin by calming your mind.
Close your eyes now and take 3 deep breaths. Ask yourself this question: “Am I ready to transform myself and my home?” If the answer is “No,” give yourself permission to be where you are right now, and know that when you are ready you will revisit this process. If the answer is “Yes” then proceed.
1.Set an Intention
An intention is a statement that expresses how you want to be, live, and show up in the world. Create an intention that is positive, clear, and aligned with what you desire for yourself and your home. For example, “I stay calm, happy and organized.” Write your intention on 3x5 cards and place them where you can see them throughout the day as reminders of what you are now creating.
It’s important that you have a clear picture of what you want to create. Imagine what the results of your re-design will look like. If you are not good at imagining, write it down with as many details as possible.
3.Prepare to Let Go
Both mental and physical clutter represents having too much! Mental clutter is an overabundance of non-productive thoughts and physical clutter is an outward reflection of mental clutter. You must work to release unwanted thoughts throughout your re-design. Take a deep breath and mentally affirm that you are ready to let go of the overload. Breathe out the chaos of clutter and breathe in the calm that you will experience by clearing your mind and simplifying your home.
4.Start Small and Go for the Biggest Impact
Just the idea of making changes can create feelings of being overwhelmed. But, in order to make change, you have to start, but start small. It’s best to begin with little projects that will give you the biggest payoff. If cooking drives you crazy because you have difficulty finding things in your refrigerator, then cleaning and organizing your refrigerator would be a great place to begin. If the whole refrigerator is too big of a job then begin with just one section at a time until the job is done. The payoff will not only be an organized refrigerator but a more enjoyable cooking experience for you.
The re-design process is slow and deliberate. Make sure to take time to acknowledge your successes along the way, no matter how small you perceive them to be. Every time you recognize and re-direct non-productive thinking or simply organize a drawer you are succeeding in transforming your life. Give yourself a pat on the back for doing a great job!
Are You Ready for a Re-Design?
You have the power to design and create the life you want! As an intuitive transformational coach, I love helping women who feel overwhelmed, re-design themselves and their spaces from the inside out.
–Cina Sherriff cinasherriff.com