I just started reading a book by Dr. Caroline Leaf called “Think Learn Succeed … Understanding and using your mind to thrive at school, the workplace and life.”
It’s quite fascinating the research she has done for over 20 years about what we put in our mind, what we keep in our mind and what we speak out. It’s not about “positive thinking” and speaking to the universe what you want per se. It’s more about thinking deeply and learning how to learn to think. We are mismanaging our minds and that is affecting our well-being. The sad thing Dr. Leaf says is that people are dying younger and younger because of chaotic thinking. There is a whole scientific application she has researched that would be too lengthy to go into here. This truly is just the surface of her research. But it is a beginning.
We are also mismanaging what we eat. Because our gut is considered our “first brain” what we truly eat can and will affect our brain health.
We have the power to change toxic mindsets with “customized thinking” about every 10 seconds. We need to renew and redesign our mind and bring every thought into captivity.
We can switch our genes on and off with every thought we have and how we respond and interrupt those thoughts. Research shows that about 5 percent of genetic mutations cause our health issues and 95% of our genes are influenced by life factors and lifestyle choices. Bottom line our genetic activity is determined by our thoughts, attitudes and perceptions and this is what forms our mindset.
The other interesting fact is we can rewrite the stories of our past, but it will take some changes in our thinking. We need to pay attention to what we think about most. Are we constantly rehashing how frustrated we are with the chaos/clutter in our home or environment? Are you constantly verbalizing how are homes will never be a place of peace? Are we hating to come home every day because our home is no longer a place of peace and rest? Perhaps it’s time to begin changing our thinking, take responsibility and begin to make changes.
Let me ask you …
Is your life so full of “doing” that you take no time to just be?
Have you forgotten to spend time being alone with
your thoughts … you know maybe some daydreaming?
Are you afraid to be alone and that’s why your space is now full of clutter?
Are you afraid to be alone and that’s why you always have the TV on or are on social media more than you should be?
Studies show that although we are “more connected” these days, we are actually more isolated.
Our brains need “thinking” time for its health and well-being (that includes preventing dementia). Because our brains are neuroplasticity, it is constantly changing. The best part is it can change for the good, but we need to help it.
What does this all have to do with clutter in our environment? It’s about changing the way you are looking at your situation so you can begin to implement change in your life. You need to remove the old records and replace them with uplifting, positive ones.
Let me ask you this …
Why do you live in chaos?
Was life hard, full of trauma, dis-ease and pain?
Are you choosing to live this way because you think you deserve it?
Is the chaos in your environment in sync with the chaos in your soul?
You have a choice to stay in the chaos or move out. The choice is yours. If you don’t make a choice, one will be made for you … and you might not like it. If you just follow your feelings, they could lead you right back to what you are comfortable with and that’s probably the chaos. The pressure you feel will just push you towards giving up and quitting.
One of the things I try to encourage my clients to do is really get to the root of why they want to make changes. Saying that they are sick of the clutter really isn’t enough. Why? Because when things get hard and those old records are blaring in their mind, they tend to give up believing what the records/lies are saying to them.
So how does that look? Here is an example:
Why do you want to get organized?
To have my space de-cluttered
Why is that?
So, I feel comfortable having people over
Why is that?
So, my family/friends can see that I can accomplish this, and I stop feeling judged.
What is that?
Because I grew up hearing from my mother that I’m too stupid,v I can’t do anything right, I can’t accomplish anything. I want to prove to myself that I can push through and make my goal happen and live in a home of peace. One that I love coming home to.
Based on these answers, what would be this individual’s deep-rooted goal?
She wants to prove to herself that she can, in fact, live in an environment of peace and organization and it’s something she can accomplish on her own. She’s not who her mom told her she is.
Make the decision today to think about what you are thinking about.
Make the decision today to do something about the clutter
and disorganization in your home and in your life.
Make the decision today to live a life of peace, freedom and abundance.
Very soon I will be releasing a product to help you bring that peace into your life. It will be a step by step guide to help you accomplish peace in your own home or environment. The best part is if you follow my plan and my guidelines you will be able to maintain this peace as your future unfolds. Being organized is not beyond the scope of what you can accomplish. As Marie Forleo says, “Everything is doable!”
Would you like to have a 30-minute free consult on the phone? Let me know. I’d be happy to get you on that journey of peace in your home and in your life. Let’s get started.
Your Health, Wellness and Organizing Expert … believing in you!