Isn’t it fascinating how our outer environment reflects our inner environment? The space you live in can be thought of as a mirror, reflecting back to you the state of your mind. This is great news, even if you’re looking around your home and aren’t excited to claim any of it as a reflection of what’s going on inside. If the state of your home is tied directly to your thinking, then changing how you think in and about your home can dramatically change the state of your home. In fact, changing how you think about your home is the only way to create a space that is organized and stays that way.
Take a moment and look around your home. What does your home tell you about you? What does it tell you that you value? What does it suggest is most important to you?
Here’s the good news: if the message your home is sending sounds overwhelming and disorganized, it doesn’t mean you have some deep dark, messy thoughts in your mind that are sabotaging your efforts to keep a simple, organized home.
In fact, disorganization is more the result of a LACK of thought than the presence of unhelpful thoughts.
The human brain is the mechanism that organizes the world. The natural state of the world is to trend toward chaos. The antidote to that chaos is human thought. Human thought gives structure, meaning, and organization to what otherwise would be chaotic and meaningless. Likewise, the natural state of your home is to trend toward chaos. If you look at your home and the message is ‘chaos,’ nothing has gone wrong! That’s the normal state of things. Fortunately, the antidote to chaos in your home is also thoughts, namely, your own!
So, if your home isn’t as organized as you would like it to be, it’s just because you need to put a little bit of intentional thought into it.
This is why doing the work of editing and organizing your own home is so important. While it would be convenient to hire someone to organize your home for you, doing so largely bypasses the most important part of the editing and organization process, which is putting your own thought into what you want in your home, how you want it structured, and why. You want a home that reminds you of who you are, what your goals are, and how you want to live your life.
So, in order for your home to reflect what is most important to you, without the distraction of so much stuff, you need to know what is most important to you.
Your home is the container that supports you as you complete the assignment that you were put on this earth to do, whatever that may be. But if you aren’t clear with yourself and tell yourself the truth about what’s most important to you, your home will quickly become full of unimportant things.
So, what’s most important to you in life? Are you crystal-clear with yourself on that? Do you know what your values are? Do you have a plan for your life and are you clear on what that is?
As soon as you are clear in your mind about your values and what it is you’d like to achieve in life, you’ll be surprised at how decisively you’ll be able to let go of items in your home that aren’t aligned with what is important to you, make space for new possibilities, and craft a home that sends you messages of meaning and inspiration.
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