Have you been following Marie Kondo? She is pretty inspiring and makes me want to organize every room in my house and remove anything that doesn’t spark joy, or I don’t really need anymore.
So…what if you could do the same thing with your mind? Think of your mind like a house. Take a tour through your mind, like Marie would, and see what is in every room. Rooms for your memories, subconscious thoughts, judgements, negative self-talk, positive self-talk, plans, gratitude and much more.
When Marie gets to a house, the homeowner always says “I don’t want to keep living this way. But I really love our house.” So if you really love yourself, do you want to keep living with all of those thoughts running around in your head with no place to go? Are you hoarding thoughts about your past or judgements about other people, or about yourself?
Clients often come to me with a brain cluttered with thoughts, often with negativity and judgements too. It all seems so overwhelming. But when we go in, look at each thought and categorize (I love to write them on a whiteboard), it feels like cleaning out a closet. You find the thoughts you want to get rid of, and decide what you want to keep. You put each thought in its own place.
- What if you could clean out and organize your mind?
- What do you need to let go of?
- What do you not want to think about anymore?
- What needs to go?
- What do you want to fill your mind with?
- What do you want to use your limited mind power to create?
- Is your mind organized enough to organize your life?
Take Out the Trash
Every day I take out the trash and put it in the garbage bin in the garage. Every day you need to take the trash out of your brain and put it on paper. Try “downloading” all of your thoughts; it is like taking everything out the cabinets and then putting back only what serves you, what you want to keep, use and honor. You are organizing your mind.
So, you might have some work to do. Get going. Don’t hoard those thoughts. Share what you are cleaning out in the comments below. And I’m always happy to help you do some cleaning.
Get yourself to the next level. Do what you do, but better.