During our discovery session, she told me she felt “stuck” and unable to move forward in her life. Her romantic relationship was in a holding pattern. She was not getting new clients in her business, and she was running out of money, she did not know what to do.

When people tell me, they are stuck I know the flow of subtle energy in their home is out of harmony. If I go to their home I will almost always find clutter, a pile of bills on the table, kitchen counters filled with appliances, bedrooms with too much furniture or stacks of books. When the subtle energy flow in your space gets off, clutter increases. When the subtle energy flow within you slows down it is easier for you to create more clutter in your space and in your thinking. Sometimes the feeling of being stuck or lack of focus can be a result of too much clutter in your space.

Your home is your sanctuary, the place where you get rejuvenated and ready to face your life each day.  Feng Shui principles help you turn your home into your refuge, a place to restore, refresh, replenish and rejuvenate yourself.

I believe that “Being in your home should feel as sacred as being in the arms of your lover.” Do you feel that way in your home? Too much “stuff” in your space adds to feelings of overwhelm, chaos and being stuck.

Never underestimate the impact of clutter on your life.

Would you invite a robber into your home? I don’t think you would knowingly let a robber into your home. Yet that is what happens when you allow clutter to occupy space in your home.  Clutter is another kind of robber, one that sneaks in and takes up residence. Clutter robs you of your vitality, your time, and your money.

Here is what it looks like from a Feng Shui perspective:

Vitality – When your space is tidy you have better “flow” which adds to your health, strength and liveliness. Clutter slows down or blocks the flow and drains your personal energy which robs you of your vitality. You may be left feeling fatigued, depressed, and uninterested in life.

Time – When your space is not tidy it is difficult to know where everything is. Have you ever looked for a kitchen tool, a certain pair of pants, or a specific book? You thought you knew where it was. You look under, over and around and spend a lot of time trying to find it. Precious time is wasted looking for something that will not be found. How much time do you spend looking for things before you give up only to search again later? Your time is robbed again.

Money – Have you ever forgot that you had something like a book and bought another one? Or could not find what you were looking for, so you decided to buy another one? Do you buy items that you already have because you misplaced them or because you forgot you had it? When you buy duplicates you are paying for items twice and that is another way your clutter robs you of your money.

Clutter impacts your life by robbing you of your health, vitality, time, and money. If you want better health, more time, and money with increased vitality tidying up is a task well worth your effort.

If you want a tidying up system that works you may want to read this book: The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up – the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing. Marie Kondo presents a foolproof system for tidying up.

This article originally appeared on my website nancydadami.com

Nancy Dadami is a Feng Shui Expert, Creative Expression Guide & Course Creator. She teaches open-minded people to live in “the flow” and align with their Inner Magnificence so they can build confidence, magnetize what they want, and thrive as their authentic self in the world”.

The Impact of Clutter on Your Vitality, Time and Money

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