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Life Makeover for the Year 2014

Week 48 – How to find Nirvana.

November 23, 2014

Greetings!

I’ve just booked a cruise to Alaska during the first week of August in 2015.  Reid Tracy, president of Hay House, and I will be hosting a special Speak, Write, Promote “clinic” while we travel through some of the most beautiful land in the world.

My husband, Michael, will also be hosting a special evening of intuitive readings for a limited number of attendees who register early.

I’ll let you know when registration (and more info) is up on the website.  In the meantime, if you’re interested in joining us, email cheryl@cherylrichardson.com and put “Alaska” in the subject line.  I’ll put you on a first alert list.

I’m live on the radio on Monday (11/24) at 5pm ET/2pm PT/9pm GMT (for this week) and I’ll be taking your calls at (866) 254-1579.  You can listen by joining here: HayHouseRadio.com.

Have a great week!

Love,
Cheryl

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How to find Nirvana.

I love space.
I love simplicity and visual clarity.
I love, love, love to create order out of chaos.

I’d make an awesome professional organizer if I wasn’t writing books and speaking for a living.

I love it that much.

So how the heck did I let so much stuff pile up in the pantry, in our spare room, and in my office closet?

Sometimes I swear stuff has a life of its own.  I think it multiplies while we sleep.

After months of groaning every time I walked by these cluttered areas, I finally decided to do something about it this week.

Instead of obeying the little voice in my head that kept saying, “Not now, it’ll take forever to empty and organize this space,” I got off it and decided to clean house.

I went on a, “I’m not attached to anything” rampage and in just two hours the projects were done.

Two hours.

By the time I finished, I felt like I’d mainlined some kind of magical drug.

I felt free.
Giddy.
Lit up with energy and enthusiasm for life.

Really.  Eliminating clutter feels that good .

Even better, the high lasted.  During the week, all I needed to do was go back and look at the cleaned spaces and I’d feel happy and energized all over again.

I guess I’m sharing this story with you because I forget how much energy gets sucked out of life when we tolerate messiness and too much stuff.

Stuff has tentacles.  Every pile of paper, cluttered counter, or disorganized closet is filled with items that have cords attached to them.  These cords reach out and suck the energy from us whether we’re near the stuff or not.

Yuck!

Not to mention what happens to the psyche when we pass by these spaces every day as they scream, “CLEAN ME!” at the top of their little slurping lungs.

Ha!

So today I’m remembering how powerful and necessary it is to let go of the things I no longer love or need.

As I count my blessings this week, I’m adding our local thrift store to my gratitude list.  They’ve been the perfect repository for the things I used to love and need.  Now they’ll share my stuff with those who will love or need them more.

I bet you, too, will be just as jazzed by the joy of spaciousness if you do a little housekeeping yourself.

You’ll feel energized and excited!
You’ll be inspired to do even more!
You’ll lose weight!

Okay, I’m not so sure about the weight part, but I suspect it might be true.

I’ll let you know .

clear clutter

 

This Week’s Video

Watch this ‘reward video’ after you eliminate some clutter.  Pick one small place in your home or office (or the car if that’s where you’re reading this blog), and get rid of something.  Then, celebrate with a good laugh by watching this video here.