Here is what I know about the cluttering-perfectionist cycle…….it is not the CLUTTER itself that triggers it.
It is the wanting to replace CLUTTER with PERFECTION which drives the clutter cycling.
Everyone thinks CLUTTER is the problem. If only they could fix this horrible clutter, life would be OK. I wouldn’t be so overwhelmed, exhausted and incapable of living.
Clutter desperately needs a new structural home. We need to dig deeper and discovery its hidden meanings, however, most people grab for clutter’s secret lover, perfectionism.
Perfectionism unleashes punitive systems. Perfectionism organizes to assert its dominance over the fragmented clutter, but does it every really win?
Perfectionism breaks us in similar ways to clutter. It creates a lot of noise, blocking us from digging deeper into clutter’s meaningful messages.
Trying to fix it, banish it, and organize it creates rigid circular behaviors filled with obsessive compulsive routines. It is a battle of misery which is exhausting and isolating!
What I LOVE about my home program is how we give CLUTTER a new structural home.
Instead of reaching for perfectionism to dominate the clutter, I help people reach inside themselves and build a system to “be with” their CLUTTER in new meaningful ways.
We focus on decluttering internal states, by identifying them, airing them and allowing for re-organization, integration and expansion.
When we can learn to tolerate and expand our ability to connect with our clutter, we build the crucial skills of integration and growth.
Hidden inside our clutter are stored messages, belief systems which desperately need attention! Once we attune to these messages, we get to organize and claim a new experience within ourselves.
Each ROOM in our home offers tremendous opportunity to dig into these cluttered states in profound ways. Once we have reorganized our internal cluttered states, we can shift our experience with each room and gather a new clarity of how we want to belong to the room.
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Angela McKinney, Renowned Mindset Coach and Thought Leader, inspires bravery in her clients by helping convert suffering survival states into ones of meaning. Angela is a creative force who is truly passionate about empowering people to get out of hiding and claim a new experience with life. She is an artist, entrepreneur, wife, mother of 2 boys and lover of her life’s work! To learn more about the Angela McKinney and Untangle and Thrive CLICK HERE