You want to get organized, but can’t seem to make it happen. Could you be afraid of getting organized? Those fears are mental clutter and they are holding you back!
Just a few short weeks ago we pledged our New Year’s resolutions. For many, getting organized is on their top-10-list. We say that our New Year’s resolution is to get organized, reduce the clutter in our life and our space, but when it comes time to take action, we let our fear make decisions for us and we fail to get the job done. Have you ever found yourself plagued with thoughts of fear? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. It is human nature to be afraid, but what sets you apart from everyone else is how you choose to react to those fears.
Tell me, do any of these thoughts sound familiar?
I’m afraid of throwing out something important. What if I need it later?
I’m afraid of what I will find underneath all that clutter.
I am afraid of how much work is involved and I don’t know if I can do it.
These feelings are not uncommon. All too often we find ourselves NOT doing something because we have let our fears hold us back. Let me ask you this. If you decide to not start something because you are afraid, where does that leave you? Let me give you a hint, it leaves you right where you are today – overwhelmed with clutter and chaos in your life.
Every time you decide to face your fear, you gain courage, strength and more confidence in what you are doing. It’s okay to be afraid, BUT, do not let your fear make decisions for you – show fear who’s boss – YOU!