A couple of weeks ago, I declared New Year, New You the motto for 2011. I talked about setting goals – not making resolutions – and using those goals to create what you want for yourself in the coming year.
So, how’s it going for you so far? Change is hard, isn’t it?
You’re excited about your goals. You know what you want and who you want to be. And yet, for some reason, you’re stuck. You feel like something is holding you back, but you’re not sure what.
It’s your stuff. Your clutter.
Or, as Kit Cole, creator of the Clean Your Closet Change Your Life system and our guest blogger, says: It’s your crap that’s holding you back.
Welcome Kit Cole, guest blogger….
Here’s what she says – and how her Clean Your Closet change Your Life system can work for you.
The way we keep our closets is an exact reflection of how we live our lives. Our closets mirror how we feel about ourselves and what we believe we deserve. When our closets are jammed full of clothes we never wear – or may never fit into again – we have no room for what we truly want and who we truly want to be. Our closets – and offices, kitchens, basements and garages – are metaphors for where we are stuck in our lives. Sometimes it’s the state of our stuff that tips us off that our life is out of balance. Whatever area you’ve got where your stuff is out of control – or even just annoying – the “fix” is the same. Letting go of the stuff that’s not serving you means you make room for what you really want. If you create the empty space, the Universe will rush in to give you your heart’s desire.
How does it work? When you get rid of the crap that’s holding you back, you turbocharge the Law of Attraction – that Universal principle that we attract into our lives what we think and feel. The idea might sound a little whacky and strange, but what you want and what you surround yourself with go hand-in-hand. And, in the 20 years that I’ve been teaching Clean Your Closet Change Your Life, I’ve seen the amazing results. After cleaning out her home office, one woman received an unsolicited job offer – the first she’d received in more than eight years. After clearing out 18 bags of clothes from her closet, another woman was able to pack up and move to another city, starting a new business and creating the life she’d always wanted. A divorced mother of four achieved a better relationship with her children after cleaning out the mudroom and playroom in her home.
Here are the five steps you need to get going:
Get clear on what you want in your life – the “new you” you’d like to be.
Write it down in a manifestation statement – just like the goal statements from New Year, New You – and don’t forget a deadline! Post them in all the places Theresa suggests and don’t forget the area you’re planning to clean.
Clean the appropriate area to create empty space. Get rid of the stuff that doesn’t serve you, keep only what fits the “new you.”
Change is coming – be on the lookout for signs and signals that what you want is on the way.
You set a date for reaching your goal, so don’t feel disappointed if you’re not achieving what you want fast enough. Sometimes what looks like failure is a sign that something much better is coming. Use your goals and keep cleaning your clutter to propel yourself forward.
What’s holding you back is not that you don’t know what you want, it’s being trapped in a closet with clothes that you haven’t worn since 1986. Let 2011 be the year you change all of that. Clean your closet and change your life.
Kit Cole developed the Clean Your Closet ChangeYour Life system through cleaning hundreds of closets, offices, garages and bathroom cupboards over the last 20 years. Kit has worked one-on-one with clients in their closets, homes and offices, in person with women up and down the West Coast and through “virtual” closet cleanings on the telephone with women all over the country, as well as through teleconferences and workshops. She is currently writing Clean Your Closet Change Your Life: Get Rid of the Crap That’s Holding You Back and Achieve Your Heart’s Desires in Five Easy Steps.
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