We’re really up against it with clutter, aren’t we?
The thing is, when we try to keep clutter out, we’re up against …
- Powerful hoarding instincts
- Deep down feelings of anxiety
- AND – sometimes – the virtues of thriftiness!
Woah! That’s a pretty lethal combination isn’t it?
AND – as I’ve shared before – in today’s world it’s got harder.
For all of us.
BUT there ARE simple, powerful ways to build our resistance to clutter.
And keep clutter out.
Getting the declutter habit and letting go of just 10 things daily, helps loads.
Letting a little go everyday calms that urge to grab at new stuff.
And cling onto it.
BUT I have also found a few simple mantras are super powerful.
The Power Of Words
Now you might feel, you don’t really do mantras.
AND I have to say I didn’t.
But you know what?
We are bombarded everyday by advertising that tells us we need stuff.
When we don’t!
AND when that stuff will actually make us unhappy by cluttering our homes even more.
The words IN those adverts tap into our hoarding instinct, our anxieties and insecurities AND our virtues of thriftiness and frugality.
SO we need our OWN words to resist them.
And that’s what these mantras to keep clutter out, give us.
Write them out for yourself.
And stick them them on the fridge.
For the world to see.
And next time you’re tempted to buy stuff you’ve no time or space to enjoy OR you’re struggling to let go of something you never use, just say them over …
… and resist the language of clutter.
5 Mantras To Keep Clutter Out
- I like space – it’s make me happy.
- I need space to care for my things.
- I can make do.
- I can borrow it.
- I’ll buy it when I need it.
They really help me tap into just how wonderful space feels.
How good it makes me feel to be able to look after my belongings.
And just to believe in myself.
I can make do. I can borrow.
My world will not come to an end if I don’t have ALL this stuff!
I am enough!
I do hope these simple mantras help you keep clutter out.
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I almost bought a recipe book online today but I thought to check my local library first, they had it! After looking through it, it’s not what I was expecting, I would have been very disappointed had I purchased it. I copied the mantras and will use them for meditation. Thank you!
Big hurrah for libraries – well done you! It’s so wonderful isn’t it, that sudden realisation that we don’t actually have to own things.