Good morning writers and other mindful ones!
How is your life going? How is your writing going? Does any clutter in your life drag you down?
Feng Shui or not
A few years ago I read up on Feng Shui. It was the hype in Germany where I lived at the time, and I tried to organise our house in a way that energy could flow smoothly. I cannot say it made a big difference to me, but on the other hand, us westerners are not that good at sensing the subtle flow of energies in our lives. So who knows maybe me living in Great Britain now had to do with some changes I made to our house then.
I do not know much about Feng Shui, but one thing that stuck with me is the practice of de-cluttering your home and your life.
The Practice of De-cluttering
Since I had to move for the first time at the age of 17, I have been moving many many times and it always astonishes me how much clutter accumulates in a home. So many things you cling onto because they seem to have an emotional worth or might come in handy one day, but you never use them.
Over the years, I have experienced an urge to de-clutter my belongings and my/our home every so often, and I feel that it usually is a sign of a new stage in personal development. I also experience that it keeps your mind, heart, and probably also your body free of blocking energies which in turn helps to achieve your goals.
De-cluttering our internet habits
I am not the first to tell you that it never pays out to have a tab open for Twitter, one for Facebook, one for… when you are writing. To keep it simple and to stay just with your writing program and nothing else is a sort of de-cluttering too. It is worth to check ourselves and develop a little discipline in keeping our phones off too.
A few months ago I had de-cluttered my online games too. I used to play at least 4 – 6 games on Facebook but it started to use up a lot of time. So I decided for two games that are my favourites and keep the rest of my day for reading and writing.
A busy time
Life has become so much more active nowadays. The demands of our professional lives are tougher, and we have so many opportunities on the internet to occupy ourselves. I believe one skill we have to develop more than in any time before is to set priorities and stick to them.
Autumn a good time to take stock
Autumn is a good time to take stock of your life and see what can go and what is important to keep. Not only in things but also in habits and goals. Just allow yourself an hour or so to go for a walk and afterwards have a look at your home with a fresh eye. Then sit down and follow your heart at you want to say “good-bye” to in your life. It is worth it because it will make your life lighter and help you to achieve more happiness.