Compassion and clutter-Megan Montero

Compassion and clutter

Compassion and clutter.

One of the things I’ve noticed about the people I work with who have clutter is that they can be really hard on themselves. The clutter triggers shame, embarrassment and self criticism.

It doesn’t help that other people tend to be judgmental of people who have clutter.

What I recommend is to have compassion for yourself and declutter those negative thoughts.

Life is hard enough as it is without self criticism. You’re doing your best with what you’ve got.

Believe me, I have a lot of experience with self criticism and it’s not very useful.

What I’ve noticed is that the self judgment, embarrassment and shame becomes a block that prevents movement toward decluttering.

That’s why it’s the first thing to declutter.

Remind yourself how you got into this situation. Maybe you had a health crisis, maybe you got way to busy, maybe you chose to do something more fun, maybe someone in your family passed away and you inherited all their stuff.

I’m sure you got overwhelmed and way to busy and tired.

Accept that and move on. First step, declutter the criticism and practice compassion for yourself and your situation.

If that is easier said than done, then reach out for help. Reaching out for support is always a good thing. Sometimes simply sharing with someone how you feel clears the dark clouds and brings the sunshine. 

Asking for help could like…

  • Asking a friend to come over and help you go through your things.
  • Hiring a professional to work with you side by side.
  • Getting a Feng Shui perspective and remedies for your space.
  • Doing some healing work to explore and heal the roots of why you have clutter. 

If you have clutter, please have compassion for yourself and declutter the negative self talk. This will open the door to moving forward with decluttering.

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