Clearing Clutter: Tackling Physical, Mental and Spiritual Clutter
By Alexandra Chauran
In Alexandra introduction, she talks about her own experience growing up in a home where clutter was an issue. Even their schedules were clutter with practices, meetings, and organized weekend hikes. She said the clutter was not like hoarding, but more of an “accumulated achievements of a family who valued travel and its associates tales of adventure.”
The book will help you define and deal with clutter in your life. When you clear clutter from your life, you will need to look at all three areas: physical, mental or spiritual kind. The physical clutter will be your home, office, car and body. Mental clutter is the past and the future. Spiritual clutter is clutter problems and spiritual solutions. The author throughout each chapter gives you clearing tips to help you de-clutter.
Simplify, harmonize and reflect your physical, mental and spiritual space. These are the three phases she talks about in the book. She also talks about Chi and Feng Shi and how to use them in clearing physical clutter. She talks about meditation how to use different techniques in dealing with mental clutter. She touches on debt, E-clutter, relationships, multitasking and challenging your bad habits. By taking baby steps, we can begin feeling less stress. In spiritual clutter, she talks about values and finding your purpose and rituals.
I would read this book again and would recommend it for anyone who is dealing with a life of clutter. Clear Clutter talks about all areas of our lives that we all could benefit from. I, myself had to deal with what the author calls Monkey Chatter from Tai Chi. Monkey chatter is that voice that goes on and on inside your head. By clearing our lives of stuff, meditating to clear the monkey chatter and identifying what is important to us, we can regain control of our lives.
This book was provided to me free from the publisher through the Netgalley review blogger program. I was not required to write a positive review and, the opinions I have expressed are my own.