Tuesday, May 23, 2017

De-Clutter Your Life

May 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Planning, Resilience, Success Factors

Several weeks ago I made a decision.  Our son boomer-anged into our home a little over three years ago.  With him came boxes and crates full of “stuff” and furniture, which have inhabited our storage areas and garage for the entirety of that time.  I have become edgy with all the clutter in my life, and have been busily “cleaning house” financially and on a personal level, seeking simplicity and more creativity.  I reached my maximum level of patience a few weeks ago, and decided to complete the final aspect of de-cluttering my life – taking control of my house.  

My husband and son are willing to let me handle this aspect of our family situation, and while I believe their domains to be their responsibility, I am now willing to step in and take over – my way.  So, I hired a friend who is starting her own organization business to help me in my endeavors.  

My goodness – we have only just begun!  The recycling company may make their revenue quota this month!  The garbage man got his share.  We donated three bags of clothes to The Ark, and have moved a significant amount of sellable items to the garage for a garage sale or donation if not sold.   Boxes of books were taken to the Unitarian church for their re-sale library.  My de-cluttering expert will be back tomorrow, and for two more days after that.  Her motto – “Recycle, Donate, Sell, Dump”.

De-cluttering is one of the first things we talk about when embarking on a Life Plan coaching program.   Of course, we aren’t just talking about “stuff”, but about all aspects of our lives.  It is incredibly freeing to be done with all those things that take up space and energy in our lives.  And to be able to fill that space with something we want.  In my case, the space will get me back to normal – as much as possible – and allow me to concentrate on the things I want to do.

Perhaps it is the time of year, or perhaps I’m ready for some other aspect of my newly spacious life to come forth.   I am incredibly pleased with the results of my “spring cleaning” so far, and can’t wait to see what comes my way as a result of opening up my creativity in such a lovely way.

Georgia Feiste, owner of Collaborative Transitions Coaching, Inc., located in Lincoln, NE, is a life transitions coach, writer, and workshop facilitator.  She specializes in career and personal life transitions for people seeking change in their life.  Georgia is uniquely skilled in providing support and encouragement as her clients set intentional goals to attain their desires, holding open the space they need to stretch and grow. Her passion is success grounded in purpose and passion, standards of integrity and priorities in life.    Her website is http://www.collaborativetransitions.com <http://www.collaborativetransitions.com/> , where she blogs about business and career, and http://www.rainbowbridgecoach.com <http://www.rainbowbridgecoach.com> , where she and many other coaches blog about mind, body, spirit and emotion. Georgia can be reached at (402) 484-8098.

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