My home environment is fundamentally important to me. I like my space clean and clutter-free. And of course, it has to be pretty! The more houseplants and crystals, the better. I know I’m not alone is saying that, even for a clean freak, keeping my space up to par can be challenging sometimes. Is there a trick to more easily maintaining a tidy space?
What I’ve discovered on my personal development journey is that my physical space is a reflection of my mental space. If my mind is cluttered, I’m feeling negative, or things are a bit too chaotic, my space spirals into a mess. The laundry doesn’t get put away, the mugs pile up on my desk, and the bathroom countertop fills with clutter.
The easiest way to pull myself out of a funk? Hang the laundry, wash the mugs, and clear the countertop.
We are energetic beings. As such, there is a direct connection between our physical and mental selves as well as the space around us. I find that it can be easier to alter the space around me when I need to get energy flow and raise my vibration. It’s amazing how much different the environment feels when it’s clean. And how much that affects our mental wellbeing.
Last fall as part of our tidying up, my husband and I took 4 days to do nothing but clear out the clutter. We threw away 20 trash bags full of stuff. Broken stuff, useless stuff, worn out stuff. We had to cut the emotional ties and let go of the junk filling our home and subconsciously living in the dark corners of our mind.
We had moved about a year prior to this purge, so there were still packed boxes and all the things we had brought with us because we didn’t make the time or energy to deal with them on the front end. We knew the stuff sitting there for a year was weighing us down, but until it was gone, we had no clue just how much it was actually affecting us.
As a bonus, the closets that were stuffed to the brim suddenly had extra space and our spare room was primed to become something other than storage.
If you’re feeling stuck in a rut or like there’s a mental fog you just can’t shake, it might be time to clear the physical clutter and create a tidy space. I won’t take as much work as your mind thinks it will, and you’ll feel so much better once it’s done! Then, once your mental health is improved, it’s much easier to keep it that way.