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Negative talk can quickly stop anyone from clearing the clutter. Some negative talk statements sound like this: "I can't do this!" "I won't be able to handle it." "I will never get rid of any of this stuff." "I spent lots of money on all those things. It's like throwing money away if I get rid of it." "I don't deserve to have a relaxing home." "I must be crazy for making this mess." "I am so embarrassed. I can't believe I did this." Do these sentences sound familiar? After 25 years of working with people clearing their clutter, I heard some of these statements at one point or another while going through decluttering. And it takes a toll on the people. It is OK, and you are not alone. These ways of overcoming negative talk in your life will motivate you to take action and complete your organizing projects. Take a deep breath, and let's begin.
Overcoming Negative Talk To Remove the Clutter in your life.
Create realistic goals.
The first option in overcoming negative talk is to create realistic goals. Make smaller, easy-to-complete goals that will help you get through projects. Starting with 15-minute goals work nicely. This will give you the confidence to move on and complete the project. Here are links to my 15-minute posts.
Create Affirmations or Mantras:
The second option for overcoming negative talk is to create affirmations or mantras. Affirmations and Mantras can help you. Mantras are vibrations that help you get in harmony with the universe. While affirmations art positive statements to help you be open to change and reprogram your mind. By doing these tasks, you will be more confident and allow yourself to focus on the next action, helping you reconnect to the universe, not the negative talk or things that happen around you. Here are 10 Affirmation Quotes to Change Your Year for the Better post I wrote. Feel free to share the images. Also, visit our 18 mantra quotes to help you declutter when you are stuck. Read more about the difference between affirmations and mantras here.
Smile every day and look for positivity in all:
Another option for overcoming negative talk is to force yourself to smile each day and see the good in others and situations. This comfortable and straightforward task will help you feel more content with your life. If you don't believe it, try it for a day and see how it changes your outlook and negative talk. Here's a good article about why we should smile. Feel free to read it.
Writing in a gratitude journal can help you recognize the precious gifts we have that appear to us every signal day. Below are some journals from Amazon (affiliate).
Be aware of what you hear and see:
Another option is to limit what you hear and see. We are influenced by our surroundings every day. Surround yourself with positive and inspiring sounds and sights. Be mindful of what you watch and listen to on television and social media. Facebook allows you to customize what you see, so take advance of it. To do this, click the top right of the post and select "I don't want to see this." Also, these days, the news is everywhere. So, be aware of how much news you watch and how it influences your mood. If it affects you, maybe cut back to once a day. Or maybe read instead of listening or watching the news. Be aware of the people around you. Make sure they do not influence you as well.
Remind yourself that you have control of your negative talk:
We get into habits, and talking negatively to ourselves is one of them. We must remind ourselves that we are responsible, strong, and capable of clearing the clutter.
Quotes to overcome the negative talk
To help you get even more motivated and overcome negative talk that stops you from clearing the clutter, here are some quotes. Feel free to share.
"You're going to go through tough times - that's life. But I say, 'Nothing happens to you; it happens for you.' See the positive in negative events." ~Joel Osteen
"Positive anything is better than negative anything." ~ Elbert Hubbard
"Our minds are powerful. Only allow in what supports and motivates you to be a better you." ~ Sabrina Quairoli
I hope this helps you get motivated to remove the clutter. What negative talk stops you from clearing the clutter? Please leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you.
Remember: if you need help, reach out to a professional that will give you even more guidance on ways to get unstuck from your negative talk and help you change your life.
More Getting Unstuck Posts
Feel free to check out our other post below for more inspiration about how to move beyond what is stopping you.
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