Living Beautifully: Clear Out the Clutter

A SIGNIFICANT ASPECT of living a beautiful and successful life includes taking the time to clear out the accumulation of waste and clutter.  Whether it's our homes, our desk or home office, as Alexandra Stoddard tells us in her book entitled Living A Beautiful Life:

"...we must clean out the excess baggage in our lives on a rational and regular basis. ... There comes a time when you must take action; make a ceremony out of serious straightening up.  Plan for it."

Alexandra goes on to say that when she worked as an interior designer years ago, at her office, they had one day once a month where they made no outside appointments and they would attack their files, clean up all the clutter and create order.

"A few hours of chaos and suddenly you feel exhilarated, just from throwing out. ... A regular, serious attack on mess and unnecessary clutter, performed with a glad heart, makes you feel in control of all the parts of your life you care about."

Whether your home needs it today, or your workspace or office, turn on some glad music, put your heart into it for a few minutes or hours.  Let your fingers clear out the mess and set things to rights.  If you're like me, you'll find as you do that, your mind also starts clearing out its own confusion.  And before you know it, ideas uncover themselves in unexpected ways.

Take time this week... to set your physical space in order.  You'll be glad you did.

Now go live beautifully... and successfully!



Anonymous said...

Hey Brenda.... this is so true!
I love keeping things clean and tidy and neat and organized...I'm a bit of a freak that way! ha! I mean a neat freak!

I love that you have the same styled tea cup....I shall think of you every time I sip from it! It is now called a PINK BRENDA!

ciao bella

Creative Carmelina

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

Carmelina.... ooooohhhh... how sweet! A pink brenda. I'm going to take mine out and think thoughts your way when I sip from mine!

I like Earl Grey and Lady Earl Grey. And you?