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Spring Cleaning: A Fresh Perspective Can Change Your Life

The power to change.

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” ~ Dr. Wayne D. Dyer

A recent conversation with a friend led to a discussion about perspective and how we hold the power to change it. In that critical moment when we DECIDE to see the world differently, unlimited possibility for happiness opens up to us. To get into the nitty-gritty, we were discussing how overwhelmed we have felt by the clutter that accumulates in our houses.

You know what I mean, right? The toys, the dishes, the clothes, the toiletries… and it seems that, no matter how much you throw out, there’s always a mess to clean up. For a busy mother, this can brings us right to the edge! Seriously, how many of you have lost your minds over the state that the rec room gets into one hour after you’ve cleaned it up??

I do have a fabulous friend who happens to be a professional organizer. She helped me de-clutter and put systems in place to manage what I do have, and I highly recommend the investment of a consultation and, if warranted, a full-blown assault on your closets!

I have also discovered that it’s the meaning we give to the mess that creates our state of being.

We need to accept that a certain amount of clutter is inevitable when we have small children (if we haven’t trained them otherwise) and that it doesn’t mean we are bad mothers or any less impressive as women. When we let go of the need to be “perfect” and stopping worrying about how others will judge us (aren’t they dealing with the same problems anyway?), we will have access to all the power we gave up. We’ll feel ok in our own skin (and messy houses) and we’ll be more fun to be around. In fact, maybe we’ll stop cleaning the house and get down and dirty with the kids! How would that change your life?

It’s all in how we look at things, right?

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