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“Clutter is not just the stuff on your floor…”


“Clutter is not just the stuff on your floor—it’s anything that stands between you and the life you want to be living.” ~Peter Walsh

I love this quote.

We tend to focus on the physical stuff when we’re simplifying and decluttering—and I’ve talked about decluttering enough that I’m sure you know I think that’s important. But I’m realizing more and more that it’s the other stuff that often takes a bigger toll on us, affecting our emotions, motivation, happiness, and even physical health. I’m talking about things like:

  • overscheduled days
  • unhealthy relationships
  • unforgiveness
  • pride
  • fear
  • “shoulds”
  • unhealthy habits
  • too many commitments
  • perfectionism
  • distractions
  • unrealistic expectations
  • digital clutter
  • comparisons
  • aspirational clutter (a term coined by a member of our Live course…meaning all the stuff you keep around because you wish you were the person who used them, even though you’re not whether that’s craft supplies, books, exercise equipment, etc.)

What “non-stuff” clutter is standing between you and the life you want?