Goodbye closet clutter, hello mental clarity
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Posted by: Barbara Francella
By Tricia Molloy
When I speak about cleaning out physical clutter to increase
energy and clarity, I often pose this poignant question: "How much of your
clothes in your closet today no longer fits your size, lifestyle and perhaps
Why do we tend to hold on to clothing and other items even
though we know they no longer serve us? It reminds me of advice I read in one
of my favorite books on conscious living, Simple
Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy. In it, author Sarah Ban Breathnach
wrote, "Cleaning out closets and dresser drawers is daunting to contemplate [all
that money, all those bad choices] and hard work once you're at it. But few
things are as satisfying as bringing order to a closet in which chaos once
Related: "Risky busyness: Do
less and gain”
In the chapter called "Clearing: Parting with Fashion
Mistakes,” she continues, "Every woman has fashion mistakes that clutter up her
sense of style and tempt her to whine about her wardrobe. Clearing our closets
of past incarnations provides the space and freedom for us to choose clothing
that authentically reflects the women we are becoming.” If you need a
destination for your discarded professional clothing, consider donating them to
Dress for Success.
Cleaning for clarity goes beyond clothing. If it's not a
closet or dresser, it might be a food pantry, junk drawer, office file cabinet
or medicine chest. How about those CDs and DVDs you'll never listen to or
watch? What's been accumulating in your garage and attic? Have I struck a chord
Whatever comes "out of the closet” for you, remember the
space you create will allow the universe to fill it with what serves your
highest good. I promise.
What happens when you clean out your physical clutter?
Tricia Molloy is a corporate leadership speaker and the author of Working with Wisdom. She works to inspire professionals to be more positive and productive through keynote speeches and employee development talks, workshops and webinars.
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