How many hobbies can we start up at once? And, how much room we need to store memorabilia? Where is the line? When we de-clutter to the extreme, we deprive ourselves of the memories, incentives and items that feed our soul.
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How many hobbies can we start up at once? And, how much room we need to store memorabilia? Where is the line? When we de-clutter to the extreme, we deprive ourselves of the memories, incentives and items that feed our soul. I consulted in a home recently that was void of any clutter whatsoever! There were four people living in this house: two parents and two adult children.
I did not see a pen, pencil, notebook, or a book in sight. I did not see a tablet, cellphone or salt shaker anywhere. On closer look, almost every horizontal surface was completely barren: no hairbrush, lotions, or place mats to be found!
I was a bit shocked. The family gets approval for keeping their clutter under control, but there was no real visual evidence that they lived there.
They all stated they had future goals and dreams they were reaching for. But, where were these dreams being reinforced in their personal space? According to Karen Kingston, author of Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, "The purpose of clutter clearing is to find the right balance- enough stuff to be able to live your life to the fullest, but not so much that it drags you down or holds you back. You lose things and spend time regrouping or buying more things. Yes, these items can accumulate in the early school years, but you should find a temporary spot for display.
He says he is ready to move on, but the joy is absent. Anti-Clutter is not living life to the fullest. We do need our to-do lists, our hobbies and sentimental things that make us feel good. We also need cook books and a change of purses and shoes. We also need to accept that some areas will often be jumbled; laundry, garbage and recycling. This is life! Do not apologize for living! Any household that is obsessive with clean and clear is depriving itself of fond memories, motivational images and fun whimsical articles.
Without the support of fond memories from the past and joy in the present, we cannot plan for the future. These items are important to maintain a health mind and balanced life. Identify the items you love; then, go ahead and surround yourself with pleasant memories and good times. Guilt free! Seek out a professional if you need help to find the balance.
As part my feng shui assessment to the family mentioned earlier; I gave them a homework assignment: The task was to find three things that have meaning for each of them. After two weeks, the family reports that things are better. And, the mother is not so depressed anymore. Contact her to discuss a topic for your group: kathryn kathrynwilking.
Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui by Karen Kingston
It is now available in a revised, expanded edition. In feng shui, the bedroom is the most important room. For many people the bedroom is the only room that is theirs. The book explains everything a person needs to know when applying feng shui to their bedroom.
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Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui
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