Following up last week’s blog post on Mastering Clutter-Free Living, today we are going to look a little deeper at how to achieve clarity. You may be thinking “what does it mean to be clear on clutter-free?” or “why do I need clarity to just get rid of stuff?”
What does it mean to Achieve Clarity?
Getting rid of stuff and staying clutter-free can be a real challenge for some people. For those affected by chronic disorganization, getting rid of stuff can be a huge block to moving forward with the personal or professional goals. Achieving clarity includes identifying what you want to do and why you want to do it.
- What it is exactly you mean by clutter-free? For some people this is an almost empty closet with homogenous hangers. Others are happy if the closet has nothing on the floor. Some people would feel they had a clutter-free home if they are able to open the closet door because the floor around the closet is finally clear. Get a clear picture in your mind. Get committed to the outcome you want. This will be helpful when you are trying to figure out what to do next.
- Why is being clutter-free important to you? Why now? What could you do if you could achieve this goal? Getting clear on your why will help when the going is tougher. When you are faced with your favourite sweater that is now 2 sized too big, remember you wanted a clutter-free closet to make room for the new clothes.
Why is Achieving Clarity important?
- With clarity creating a strategy is easy. Get clear on your goals and what you want to achieve so you can create a pathway for yourself. When you have a clear destination in mind, finding the map to get there is easy. It is very hard to find a pathway to someone when you don’t know where or what that somewhere is.
- Achieving clarity also sets intention and helps you develop a “can do” mindset. When you have a clear vision of what you want the outcome of decluttering, or a lifestyle of clutter-free living, to look like, you are telling your brain to head in the direction of that outcome. You are setting the intention for yourself to make that outcome a reality. Give your brain the direction and cheerleading it needs to believe you can accomplish clutter-free living. You can.
- Clarity will keep you stay focussed. When other obligations and distractions start to get in the way, being clear on the lifestyle and outcome you want for your clutter-free living will help you stay on task and on track. Having a really clear pathway increase the chances you will succeed.