This week’s making peace with food tip is all about the power of physical decluttering.
But what’s that got to do with weight loss; I hear you ask?
It’s such a great question!
Hoarding and chronic clutter are very symbolic of other things going on in your life.
1. Physical clutter is a symptom of decisions that we’re procrastinating on.
That’s why the clutter is still lying around; because you haven’t decided yet. So make a decision – decide already!This is true whether it’s physical objects in our home, documents on our computers, files, people in our lives, or thoughts in our heads. Just decide already.
Does it serve you? And if not, let it go.
2. Physical clutter and excess is a very low energy.
Think about the message you’re sending your unconscious mind, “I don’t know if I can survive without this.”
What I encourage you to go through your pantry, your drawers. Go through your entire house – one room at a time – with the rule being “If I love it and it supports me” I keep it.
And if not, let it go.
Trademe it, charity shop it. Just let it go. And by giving it to someone else, you give them the chance to love it.
You will have soooo many excuses come up.
– But I spent half my bonus on it…
– It was given to me by my favourite Gran …
– It was such a bargain!
Clearly, there’s more to shifting the weight than tossing old clothes or excess objects in your home.
But it’s doubly-hard to lose weight with those kinds of fear-based messages being sent to your unconscious mind.
Now you, gorgeous.
What are you holding onto that no longer serves you? What is it time to let go of?
Go through each room, each drawer in your house. Start decluttering that excess today. Pick one drawer to work on.
And let it go.
Love etc, Avril
PS: There’s a wonderful show on Netflix of my declutter hero, Marie Kondo. Definitely worth watching for inspiration!