I heard that the way you keep your house says a lot about you. That can be a bit subjective because even though we may not understand another person’s living space, as long as they understand it then why should we judge. Now if it’s our own madness, than it’s time to take a look at how to reorder some things. Will you agree that it’s inconvenient to step over clothes and boxes to get to the kitchen? I think so. The same for the mind, it’s inconvenient to stumble on antiquated ideologies. It’s inconvenient and a hassle to continue on repeat because you have gotten so used to stepping over and going around the problem. Most processes that we use in our everyday life can be attributed to how we structure things mentally.
As we do things in the physical they bleed into our mental state granting us the ability to change the physical alongside the mental, you agree right?
To describe our mind could be to describe our closet. One long rack with winter and summer clothes separated in the same order, dresses, skirts, and blouses. Our mind equivalent would be what works and what doesn’t. Like our closest there are days when things spill over and out. Then there are days when things get shuffled around to make room for new ideas and space for us to spread things out.
There are many processes that lend practical advice to our daily lives that many take for granted like how cleaning out a closet can assist in clean out the mind.
“You must look within for value, but must look beyond for perspective.” ~Denis Waitley
1. Deem what’s seasonally important.
There is a time for everything under the sun.
2. Check for what’s borrowed.
For all the wisdom we have accumulated through trial and error, some of the best wisdom can be found in great books and advice from family and friends. It saves time and bandages.
- Designate an area in your room to place things as you clear out your closet.
“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” ~George Sand
3. Put the most important things in the front.
Family, vacation, career, health, blogging, etc. We have to decide the order. It may change from day to day and such is life.
4. The necessary.
Life lines are important, so keep them within arms reach. Whether it’s a quote, friend, a bottle of wine, a book, and/or ALL.
- Organize items into specific categories.
- Clean the closet.
“Your closet needs to be a place of joy and celebration of who you are now – not who you were.” ~Stacy London
5. Make note of what’s comfortable.
Know your lane, which means plant yourself in places where you will thrive and grow. Don’t take on an opportunity for money or for the sake of a title.
6. Part ways with the old.
Old friends most times should remain that – old friends.
7. Leave the past intact.
No sense in burning bridges. Make peace with what was and move on without guilt.
- Eliminate items that don’t belong.
*Note: You can find the closet advice mentioned here on HGTV website.