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The first week of the Crazy Wild Love Academy always starts the same way…with clearing out the clutter.
We talk about how to identify physical, mental and emotional clutter and then get to work simplifying your life by getting rid of the junk!
I had a conversation with a client the other night who I hadn’t spoken to for a few weeks and she said “Oh my God Alexis…the clearing out the clutter week ended up being a whole month and seriously changed my life!”
Of course I was intrigued.
She said that she went through ALL of her stuff and decided to purge anything that wasn’t serving her. Going forward, she wanted to keep things simple and only wanted to make room for new things in her life that added some kind of value. I told her about the ultimate blog is simple living: zenhabits.net.
And the surprising side effect?
She was able to sell her designer makeup (yes, even partly used) and made over $500! She used this money to purchase an adventurous ski trip even though she’s never tried skiing before. It also launched her into a passion for clean beauty by replacing her traditional products with organic, environmentally friendly ones.
The whole process left her feeling lighter, clearer and more in line with her values by supporting things she cares about in her life.
So I decided to give you some tools I use in my program for clearing out some physical AND mental clutter in your life.
Step 1: Tackle the Physical Clutter
Yes, love, it’s time to clean out that clutter! All that physical junk that keeps us feeling exhausted, heavy and stuck. We avoid thinking about it, which just weighs on our psyches even further keeping us from feeling at ease, clear and even getting that sexy bikini body you dream of!
Go through the list below and pick one area that you want to concentrate, the one that you know is holding the most weight for you right now.
What You’ll Need:
- 3 Large Trash Bags
- A Sharpie
- Nearby Goodwill or other Donation
- An Honest Friend
- Bedroom Closet
- Bathroom Vanity
- Office Space
Go through all your stuff and ask yourself, “Is this supporting my life’s desires? Does this, in its condition, make me feel good?” If the answer is no, then put it in the bag to donate!
When going through your clothes, really ask yourself “Do I feel absolutely amazing when I wear this?” or “Have I worn this in the past year?” Once again, if the answer is no, in the bag it goes!
Once you’ve gone through one section on the list, post what you’ve done in the comments so we can all congratulate you!
For those of you feel shocked by letting go of so much, I’ve been there and know it can be scary. Simply breathe. You are doing great. When you’ve cleared out some of your clutter, reward yourself by making the space look beautiful. Buy some fresh flowers and arrange them in a gorgeous vase to add to your new space.
Step 2: Tackle the Mental Clutter
This exercise wouldn’t be complete without addressing mental clutter. When we leave things on our to-do lists, or tell ourselves we’ll get to it next week or next year, we’re actually draining our mental energy. Let’s clear out that mental clutter and open ourselves up to to fresh energy and enthusiasm!
What You’ll Need:
- Piece of paper
- 10 minutes
- All your to-dos
Set a timer for 10 minutes and write down everything you can possibly think of that you’ve been meaning or wanting to do! This could be those emails you’ve been meaning to send, that phone call to your Grandma or the haircut you haven’t gotten around to. Write it all down now.
Once you’ve got your list select ONE THING that is holding you back the most. Commit to getting it checked off your to-do list this week.
Now I’d love to hear from you. Do you ever feel overwhelmed by clutter in your life? How does it effect you? And what steps are you going to commit to for creating space in your life? I can’t wait to hear from you in the comments below.
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