Organizing your home may not feel like your definition of delicious, decadent self-care.

However, if you want to create space for you in your life, you need to create space for you in your home.

Your home is a metaphor for your life, and it represents who you are and what you value.  How do you feel when you enter your home? Do you feel welcomed, relaxed, and happy, or do you feel stressed, overwhelmed, and frustrated? Is your space tidy or cluttered? Do you have spaces in your home devoted to work, play, rest, and nourishment?

We don’t always realize how profoundly our living environment affects us. If your home feels out of control, then chances are good that you feel that way too. Organizing your home so that it reflects who you truly are is a wonderful way to create spaciousness and ease in your life.

Now, getting organized because you “should” get organized is a waste of time.  Organizing your home because it will help you feel more centered, grounded, and at home in your life is an act of radical self-care!

WHY IS ORGANIZING YOUR HOME KEY TO SELF-CARE? 

Here are a few reasons to help inspire you to get organized.

  1. Clutter feeds overwhelm

If you feel like your house is a mess and you have no idea where to start organizing, you are not alone.  Living with clutter can make us feel powerless and helpless, stuck in a downward cycle of wanting to change but not being quite able to access the motivation.  This feeling of low self-worth can spill over to other areas of your life and make change in any realm feel overwhelming.

If this sounds familiar, it is important to take “baby steps” when you organize your home. Celebrate even small successes.  When you make each step a triumph and get the snowball of self-trust and motivation rolling, overwhelm can become less and less and change suddenly becomes attainable.

  1. A scattered home = a scattered brain

Clutter can quite literally make us feel scattered.  A disorganized home environment activates the amygdala, the part of our brain that controls the fight-or-flight response.  This can trigger the nagging feeling that something is not quite right and makes you feel a slight sense of danger and stress, like your brain is jumping from one thing to another.

When you de-clutter your physical space, you de-clutter your mental space.  Like cleaning the windows, you create a clearer view of where you are now and where you want to be.

  1. Organize your home to live your purpose

We organize to create environments that help us be who we truly are and live the way we truly want.  If your home is cluttered with things that no longer represent the life you want to live, your mind will—consciously or unconsciously—tell you stories that do not reflect your deepest purpose.  Keep the things that make sense for your life right now and let go of the stuff that represents what was or what could perhaps someday be.

As you organize your home, ask yourself, “Does this item help me manifest the intention I have for my life, or does it block my vision?”  By opening your physical space, you create mental and emotional space to let life in and free yourself to the otherwise unforeseen possibilities that are available today.

  1. Your home is your refuge

How do you want to feel when you come home at the end of a long day?  Some words that come to my mind are peaceful, calm, centered.  In a stressful world, we deserve a refuge, an antidote to the stress that we sometimes experience at work, doing errands, and going, going, going.  Without a space to take a deep breath and recalibrate, we can become even more stressed out by the challenges of our daily lives.

Ask yourself, “How can I organize my home in order to recharge in the evening and feel refreshed as I greet each new day?”  You deserve to make your home your sanctuary.

Is self-care an elusive concept in your life? Does your struggle with organization hinder you from living your calling? If you’re ready to step into a new paradigm of authentic living, sign up for a free Discovery session today—get clear on your next steps on the path to a life you love.

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