Do you have piles of stuff in your closets and/or basement? Or do you ever feel a bit chaotic in your life? If so, I highly recommend reading the book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up” by Marie Kondo. Why? It is perfect for people looking to tidy up their personal life or entrepreneurs looking to get things straight in their business.
I originally heard about this book in a Facebook Group and although I am not an overly organized person, I am organized in some areas of my life really well. My house does not look as though Martha Stewart lives there, but this book is not just a book about tidying up: the value in this book is the lesson of decluttering to make room for the new.
This premise of this book is in line with the Core Belief Engineering’s principle that people have wonderful, self-sustaining beliefs that they come into this world with. As young kids we often still have high esteem because we are not as aware of our feelings as we are when we are older.
Our adult beliefs are collected from our life experiences, including from our families and we start to clutter positive believes with negative beliefs and these beliefs affect our worthiness and self-confidence. CBE practitioners work with clients to discard and declutter these negative beliefs – the beliefs that are blocking or cluttering the positive thoughts.
So, while this book looks at physical decluttering, CBE looks at emotional decluttering. Similar to beliefs that we may inherit and feel we have to hold on to even though they no longer serve us, we may hold on to physical goods that are handed on to us, even though they bring us no joy.
Even culturally, we hold onto beliefs that we believe we have to hold onto because of where we live. We really need to sit down and take stock of what beliefs we want to keep, what we want and what we need – and those beliefs that serve no purpose? We need to declutter them, much like we would the clutter in our basement.
Doing this gives will give you a sense of clarity. You will feel like you are clear, light and able to connect with oneself because you are no longer weighed down by beliefs that are not authentically our own.
If you are cluttered down with believes that are no longer serving you, such as money beliefs or feelings of not being worthy, maybe it’s time to declutter.
If you want to learn more about physical decluttering, I encourage you to pick up a copy of “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up;” and if you want to look further into decluttering your beliefs, let’s set up a time to chat.