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Recently someone who was struggling with getting organized wrote to me asking for help.
Here is some of what she wrote: ✍️
“Why can’t I get organized?
I want nothing more than to be free from this clutter, but I can’t seem to do it.
I start, I stop. Sometimes, the thought of it, even though it’s what I want, seems so overwhelming.
If it’s something I want so much, then why can’t I do it? What’s stopping me?
Please help me understand this. What am I not getting?” 🤔
Here’s part of my response to her:
“There can be many reasons why you may be experiencing overwhelm, especially when it’s a goal that is very important to you. Without knowing your situation entirely, I will try to give you a better understanding of what may be the reason behind your lack of follow through with getting organized.
There is a theory, one that I subscribe to, that beneath one’s clutter is the inability to forgive one’s self. You see, buried underneath the clutter is a lot of life history, with raw emotion. When we try to “deal” with the clutter, we are then reminded of our pain that was never healed. This can be conscious or unconscious.
The truth is, we all make mistakes in life and have regret. Unfortunately, people with clutter have difficulty with letting go of their past. They cling to their past with shame and guilt which only keeps them imprisoned. They don’t realize that there is greatness in their brokenness.”
Friends, forgiveness helps us make peace with what is and discover self-acceptance and grace. Forgiveness allows us to move forward.
I understand that coming to terms with brokenness and choosing to forgive yourself can seem like an impossible task. But if you are struggling with your past, feeling overwhelmed and accumulating clutter, there are resources that can help you. 🔥🔥🔥
This is one of them: CLICK HERE