Emotional clutter is something we all have. With a barrage of things outstanding that constantly need addressing, with the pressures of everyday life etched firmly in our minds. With family that have their own opinions and give us a hard time, with past mistakes haunting us, it’s not surprising that the anxious feelings we get are that of emotional clutter.
It depends on what I’m dealing with as to how I get rid of mine. If I’m dealing with a situation that makes me feel threatened or insecure, space between me and the other person is always a good idea. I tend to take time out until such a time I’m strong enough to move forward again.
As a child, I used to carry lots of emotional clutter, but as the adult some of the old baggage gives me clarity and a new direction. Over the years I have slowly taught myself how to turn all the mental clutter into a to do list that helps me in my daily life.
I believe we need to mentally challenge our thoughts whilst simultaneously working at changing our circumstances to incorporate less stress. We literally have no choice sometimes, as it’s often our lifestyle that plays a part in how we feel and cope with things.
The more understanding we are, the less emotional clutter we will have, in the same way if we problem solve, we’re less likely to hold on to emotional clutter. We should want to change our circumstances. Expecting the emotional clutter to just disappear is a pipe dream that can never happen.
We need to be instrumental in our lives, we must work through the emotional clutter. That very much is key.