Free Yourself of Clutter

According to the principals of Feng Shui chi or energy needs to flow or it becomes stagnant.  Physical clutter interrupts the flow of energy. When energy does not flow and becomes stagnant.  Think of it as an artery that is partially blocked, the flow of blood slows down and the heart has to work harder.  Emotionally we feel blocked, confused, scattered, stagnant, or even weighed down when there is a lot of clutter.  The flow is disrupted.  To free up the energy and let it flow, we need to get rid of physical clutter.

Another type of clutter is emotional clutter.  We have so many thoughts, things we have to do, unwanted emotions, worry, and stuff that we are holding on to.  We need to let go of this, and when we do we can think clearly, rationally, and release stress.  You can train your mind to focus on what you need to focus on.

Whether it is our home, office,  or even our desk, when we                                                   clear it we feel better.  We tend to be more productive.  We also feel less chaotic, calmer, and less stressed.

Sometimes it can be frustrating and we may not know where to start.  We don’t feel motivated, we feel overwhelmed.  This can be remedied.  Take baby steps.  Chunk.  Set aside a certain amount of time-think of it as a chunk of time to do a chunk of work.  Don’t wait, don’t procrastinate.  Take that first step.  You will find that you feel good each step of the way.  Eventually you will be done.  You will feel better, more organized, and ready to be more productive.

HypnoCoaching™ is a great way to make a plan, get on track, and start releasing clutter, to stop procrastinating, and to reach that goal.  A hypnosis session can also motivate you to get started and reach your goals.  Ask me how!  I also have CD’s and Mp3′s available to help you eliminate clutter, stop procrastination, release stress, and reach your goals.                                        The time to start is NOW!

Difference Between New Year’s Resolutions and Goals

Every year we tend to make New Year’s Resolutions about all the wonderful healthy things that we intend to do in the New Year.  Most of the time we give up within days or a week or two.  Yet we know, meet, or hear of people that actually keep their Resolutions and achieve their goals.  Note I said goals.  Resolutions are like a goals without a plan of how to accomplish them. A goal is the outcome you want to achieve by taking action following a plan.  If there is no plan, a goal is a wish, you may get it, but most likely you won’t.

So how do we set goals?

First you must ask yourself is it realistic or doable?  For example if the goal is to get in shape, it won’t happen in one day, you need to be realistic and perhaps change your diet and exercise over a period of time, such as a few months, depending on how out of shape you are.

You need to make the goal timely.  In other words you will accomplish it by a certain date.  For example, I will drop one size by (date).

You also need to make the goal specific.  For example, instead of I will get in shape, I will drop one size or weight_______.

Is it measurable?  Instead of I will get in shape, use something like I will drop one size by _____________ or I will release ____ pounds.

There needs to be a reward.  In other words, I will feel/look good.

You need to keep it simple.

So putting the goal together with a plan to achieve it would look lie this.:

I am getting in shape (goal) by running (specific) Monday through Friday between 7:00 am and 8:00 am.  I also eat 100 calories less per day.  By (date) I drop one size and weight (new amount) by (date) (timely, measurable, and doable/realistic), and I feel great and breathe easier (reward).

This plan works for so many things.  If you set goals like this instead of vague New Year’s Resolutions, you are much more likely to achieve your goals.

Happy New Year!