Yes, indeed, there are many many qualified ADHD experts out there who address cluttering with far more expertise and finesse than me. Dana Rayburn and Bonnie Mincu come to mind.
Today, however, I want to explore with you how the act of decluttering literally opened up possibilities for an abundant livelihood for me. Here’s how it all began.
First I made a decision, had an epiphany, an “ah ha” moment or whatever term suits you. It was time to get started decluttering. I had also just had a powerful reading from an intuitive healer who bossily (in a good way) told me that I must do this, and do it NOW. So I put on my favorite Pandora station, and decided to start with my walk-in closet and a goal of actually seeing the floor.
Pulling off clothes from the hangers that I hadn’t worn in years, I began to feel the rhythm and it soon became a game.
Next thing I knew, I had 8 full garbage bags of some fairly nice clothing that I no longer wore or wanted to wear. I actually got paid for some of it. via Craigslist. Suddenly I could see the floor of my closet. A feeling of overwhelming calm and pride came over me.
Then came the urge to do more and more. Suddenly I was clearing my papers. Same thing.
Then it hit me. Why do I need all this stuff. Stuff from my past. Stuff that has kept me in my history v. my present and ultimately my future.
I then had one more big “ah ha” decision to leave Texas and finally go back to where my heart has wanted me to return for years. I had gotten comfortable. It was easy to hide out cocooned in my house. Now it was time to move on once and for all.
After that I decluttered with a Big Purpose. Of course, being ADD, I needed help and got it from a compassionate organizer. So far the entire house has been downsized and everything that I’m taking to Sac (as I affectionately call my destination) will literally fit in my 2 door Honda Coupe. I can always buy stuff I really need when I get there!
Next came opportunities, and more opportunities. I won’t go into detail here, but lets just say that my work has been impacted more positively than it has been in years. Out with the old and in with the awesome!