Working in a good clean space, whether at home or at the office, makes you feel great. Doesn’t it? While clutter, dust and dirty floors can make one feel uncomfortable, lazy and even depressed.
Well that isn’t something new or extraordinary. But it sure does remind us of “why” we start to feel lazy or unproductive when working in an unclean environment. Your outer environment reflects your inner environment. If your mind is filled with negative thoughts, then most likely, so will your outer space be filled with unnecessary stuff that you could do without. Why keep unwanted items? But then again, why store negative thoughts and have them replay in your mind? The things we store in our physical space, is somewhat a replica of the things we store in the mental space. And we do this because storing these things, even though it may look untidy, brings some sort of relief to us. Not so much a relief, but more like an escapism. We can ‘escape’ into our messy living space, because since it is messy, we won’t invite others to enter… Same with the mental space. We feel comfortable to store negative or even harmful thoughts, because we are afraid of being positive, in case being so positive or optimistic backfires on us, and we feel hurt. So in order to ‘not feel hurt’, we protect ourselves (or assume we are protecting ourselves) by thinking negative. So we are choosing a dirty environment to live in and we are choosing negative thoughts to entertain us.
Keep on decluttering your environment, until you find that you are only surrounded by the best of the best that you have and that which is best for you. Haven’t used old clothing or items which are un useful to you? Get rid of it. I don’t mean create more rubbish in the world, but I mean get rid of what can be decomposed of, recycle items such as glass, paper etc but for goodness sake stop keeping things which you don’t need.
The things we store in our physical space, is somewhat a replica of the things we store in the mental space.
As your physical space becomes cleaner and clutter free, you will start to feel more positive about life. That is a great time to declutter your mental space. Stop thinking about negative situations from the past or worry about the future. Meditate more often and keep your mental space clean and free of negativity. Read my article on “Being in the Present” to help you with decluttering your mental space.
How will life bring to you the things that you do need, if there is no room for it in your life? And in your living area for that matter? Live life, enjoy life, live in simplicity, clutter free, both physically and mentally.
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