The beauty of emotional decluttering

Emotional decluttering is the process of letting go of toxic influences, negative mindset and self-destructive thoughts to bring emotional well-being.

Emotional decluttering allows you to cultivate happiness and joy by embracing your authentic self. You face both the negativity and positivity, practice unconditional love, and learn how to forgive others and yourself.

However, the process of decluttering entails to release and let go of buried emotions. You will have to unfold and dig deep into yourself to figure out what emotions you have to disown. And this unfolding will lead to lots of common blocks and struggles.

  • Holding onto gifts and sentimental things
  • Feeling guilty about discarding things
  • Feeling overwhelmed of the decluttering
  • Emotional burnout
  • Stress cleaning
  • Dejection

Here are the steps on how to start emotionally decluttering your life:

1. Identify your goals and your needs

This will help you trek towards your desired outcome. Setting goals will help you guide your focus and sustain that momentum. Knowing your needs will keep you aligned so you won’t stray from your chosen path. Remember, you can’t manage what you can’t measure, and you can’t improve if you can’t properly manage.

So, what do you want out of all this? Where do you want to see yourself?

2. Be mindful of your own comfort level

This gives you a reason to break free. Being aware of your comfort level allows you to know your limits. How far can you stretch your comfort zone to achieve that desired level of comfort?

3. Surrender and let go

Letting go is the cornerstone of change. Once we let go of our fears and our anxiety, we are letting in happiness. If you hold on to emotions and feelings that weigh you down, you will never know your own strength, courage and potential to live your life to the fullest. Holding on to the past can hold us back in so many ways.

4. Find what brings you joy and commit to it

Stay in the present and live life one day at a time. You don’t have to take it all in. It’s easier to manage our expectations and problems when we don’t overwhelm ourselves by worry. Practice focusing on the small moments that spark joy, whether it means listening to your favorite song on repeat, eating that delicious slice of chocolate cake, seeing a good friend, planting new flowers or even doing yoga.

It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog! And I’m so glad to be back. The past few months have been tough, but a breakdown can be considered a breakthrough.

Let’s all change our perspective into thinking that when things are falling part, it might be that they’re all falling into place.

Keep posted on The Happiness Project: Step by step with Joe coming this June 2021.

6 thoughts on “The beauty of emotional decluttering

  1. Hi Joe,
    I just love this post which I must revisit. It bring to mind a book ‘Breaking down is Waking Up’, can’t remember the author
    Thank you for sharing & keep well ❤️😊

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    1. 💖💖 I haven’t heard about that book yet but I’ll search it online 🥰 thanks for always dropping by Margaret. You’re one of my closest bloggers here on wordpress. Take care please!

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      1. You are always welcome Joe and always a privilege. Thank you for your words of warmth at a time when they are particularly appreciated.
        Revisiting here now priority for tomorrow morning 🙂. Book’s author Dr Russell Razzaque if saves you time ❤️

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