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The problem with your stuff

Do you ever feel like you don’t own your stuff, your stuff owns you? That it owns your time, your energy, your peace? Yes, so often we exchange stuff for peace, peace over our finances, peace in our homes, peaces in our minds. We have too much stuff and too little time. That leaves us feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Then our stuff turns into clutter.

Then we are faced with the next problem: you can’t organize clutter. That’s because clutter is simply stuff that hasn’t been put away. And why doesn’t it get put away? For most of us, it’s because we haven’t assigned everything in our homes a home of it’s own. And, for most of us, the reason for that is we don’t have enough space to give everything in our homes a home. And, for most of us, the reason for that is we have too much stuff.

To make matters worse, with our busy schedules and piles of stuff, we delay making decisions about stuff we bring in our home or stuff that we might want to get out of our home. Those delayed decisions pile up in stuff. Of course, the fear of missing out is another part of the problem and a reason we acquire things.

Another part of the problem is we are often trying to please other people. We accept things, we hold onto things, we refuse to let things go not because we actually want these things. No, we think that not keeping a thing is somehow failing the person the thing is related to. But it’s not.

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The Solution

The solution to our problems is to arrive at the perfect amount of stuff we both want to keep and are capable of maintaining so that doing so is easy, quick and even joyful! In order to do that we must become more decisive and more confident in those decisions. In fact, this entire process will be a journey of you becoming better & more confident at making decisions when it comes to your stuff and eventually your life. The solution is simple: decide what to keep and give it a home.

These decisions will revolve around what to keep, not what to get rid of. These decisions will revolve around the kind of life you want to live, not the default mode you may have been living in. For example, if you only have one coffee cup, you only have one coffee cup to wash! Wait, what? Let’s say you have your very favorite coffee cup. You get it out each morning, it brings you joy, it’s your favorite black-fuel-dispensing device. You drink your coffee from it. Then you wash it and easily put it away–it took two seconds! Then, like magic, it’s right there waiting for you the next morning! That is in contrast to the sea of dishes, overloaded dishwasher and things-falling-out-of-them cabinets modern culture has helped us to create. When you make decisions during this journey, it’s for the end goal of breathing life into your home. You’re going to do things differently than you have before. You’re also going to practice gratitude and contentment, which is the cure for stuff and clutter.

Once you’ve decided all the lovely things you want to keep, you’ll also be giving everything in your home a home of it’s own.

Ideal Balance is The Life Coaching Facility in Navarre, Florida focused on Fitness, Family and Finance. We offer 1-on-1 coaching sessions in person and virtually as well as group coaching, small group personal training and workshops each month. We exist to inject hope and empower people to live the life God created them to live. If you’d like to find out more about working with us, please fill out the contact form below!

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