Clearing out clutter, both physical and emotional, helps our creativity, energy, health and clarity. Letting go of things that no longer serve us is one of the healthiest things we can do for our mind, body and soul.

So here are my Six Steps to Clearing Mental Clutter:

1. Take time out to think

To help you begin the process of letting go emotional clutter it is useful to sit down somewhere that you feel good, and spend some time creating a list of emotional ‘don’t wants’. Some of the things on your list will be easier for you to let go of than others.

Make note of any action steps that come to mind, for example, writing a letter to someone you need to forgive (even if you never send the letter, the process of getting your thoughts and feelings down on paper can really help), joining a health club to help you get the body of your dreams, making an appointment to see your GP about having a health check, calling a friend and telling them the truth about how you feel about XYZ.

2. Get support

Often when it comes to letting go of emotional clutter and adopting healthier beliefs and behaviours it is useful to have support from positive people, like a trusted friend or your life coach. This is because they can help you notice your successes in letting go of old habits, responsibilities and negative behaviours; challenge your old belief systems and help you stay on track. Also to help you explore the underlying thought processes surrounding any patterns you want to change.

3. Set bite-sized goals

Releasing self-destructive tendencies, like over-working, drinking, smoking and comfort eating requires commitment to adopting healthier ways of being. It is useful to set yourself some realistic goals and be held accountable to them. Remember it takes around 30 days to form a new habit.

4. Connect with nature to clear away mental cobwebs

By getting back in touch with nature we are often able to release emotional clutter that has been holding us back. So get outside and literally let the wind blow the clutter away! Go for a walk somewhere that makes you feel refreshed and re-energised. Set the intention to let go of anything that no longer serves your highest good. Ask your angels to help you release all that needs releasing through all directions of space and time. You can call on Archangel Michael and Raphael who are especially good at helping with this process. Take a big, deep breath and over all your worries to them as you exhale fully. Trust that they’ll take care of the rest – they’ve never let me down on this!

5. Release your creativity

Allowing your creativity out is also incredibly healing when letting go of emotional clutter. Give your inner critic the day off and get messy with some paint, play around on the piano, write some poetry or act out a play with some of your kids puppets. Indulge your inner child and help yourself to connect with what you really want.

6. Nurture and nourish

Alternative therapies like reiki, angelic healing and massage are all hugely beneficial for assisting the process of letting go. As are practices like meditation, yoga, qigong and tai chi. Create space in your schedule to nurture and nourish your soul.

Trust the inner guidance you receive about what will help you release and clear space in your mind. Follow your gut instinct.

Enjoy letting go!

And, last but not least, burn your list of ‘don’t wants’ to symbolise the fact that you’ve released them and have created space for yourself and for things that you DO WANT!

About the Author:
Jayne Morris, The POWER Coach, is Founder and Director of Power-Up™, the unique coaching system combining life coaching, meditation, visualization, martial arts, angelic healing and integrative art therapy.

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