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Held Captive by Clutter?

Is the space you occupy a mess?  If your answer to this question is YES, then chances are you’re feeling overwhelmed as well.  What is often the case is that our minds mirror our physical surroundings and vice versa.  The physical clutter serves as an important signal to you to tune in to what’s really going on.

It might be that you’ve just gotten behind with some tasks and that’s okay.  The key is making sure you set aside some time to catch up and clean up so that you break the cycle of collecting clutter.  Or, the accumulation of “stuff” might represent all that’s going on in your life and the need to make more appropriate choices or alter your coping strategies.  Or, the “stuff” is serving as insulation, “protecting” you from what you fear, but possibly also from what you really want!

Clutter weighs us down.  It causes us to waste time and be less efficient.  It affects our mood (clutter makes me cranky!).

When I clear the physical clutter in my living and work spaces, it enables me to breathe more freely and provides a more fertile ground for creativity.  I think more clearly and have a greater capacity to problem-solve.  If I’ve been feeling bogged down, that feeling lifts almost immediately.

What’s the clutter in your life holding you back from?

Clearing the clutter can offer you a sense of freedom and mastery.  If you’re tired of being held captive by clutter, begin taking steps to clear it.  Start anywhere!  Pick a tiny corner of a table as a means of beginning.  One step will lead to the next and you’ll begin to notice the effect this simple, but meaningful, process has on you.

Sometimes clutter exits in our minds.  It may be the ever-expanding TO DO list or the expectations of others that clouds our thinking.  See what you can do about getting all of what’s in your head down on paper.  Externalize it.  This will enable you to better determine what truly warrants your attention.  It will allow you to prioritize AND identify what’s just simply noise, taking up valuable space.

Choose to create the space you desire in your world!

Clearing the clutter is one of the 7 Spectacular Steps to Getting Unstuck!, in my free E-book.  If you’d like to know more or you’re just simply ready to FINALLY get unstuck, click here (and congrats!).

Happy De-Cluttering!

Warmly, Laurie

 

Laurie Leinwand is a Professional Life Coach assisting clients with a variety of personal and professional life issues. Ideas 2 Action Life Coaching encompasses Laurie’s work as a life coach for women and men, career life coach and work-lifebalance coach.

Laurie provides personal development assistance with regard to powerful issues such as how to make a change in your life and finding fulfillment and your life purpose. In addition, she works with clients interested in learning how to say no, setting limits and boundaries, as well as balancing work and life.

Ideas 2 Action Life Coaching is located in Randolph, NJ and services the surrounding communities of Morristown, Denville, Parsippany, Florham Park and Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, though much of her coaching is done on the phone and is accessible to clients worldwide.

 

Sometimes We Need a Nudge

 

Before..

I was pulling out of my driveway one day not too long ago and I spotted something unusual near the curb.  I got out of my car to get a closer look and saw that it was a turtle lying on its back.  I wasn’t sure whether or not to disturb the little guy.  Then I surmised that it must have been  attempting to climb up the curb when it fell backward onto its shell.  I gave it a soft roll onto its front and watched it slowly makes its way again.  Poor thing just needed a gentle nudge. 

 

Sometimes I too just need a little nudge.  The key is finding the right kind of nudge.  I don’t particularly like being told what to do and I don’t like it when others feel the need to take over.  However, talking with someone I trust, someone who has my back and is willing to help me uncover my own strengths and sources of motivation is what makes all the difference in the world to me.  That’s what has helped me move in the right direction and with renewed enthusiasm as well!  That’s what has enabled me to tap into my own truths.

Sometimes the hardest part is asking for help.  Now granted, the turtle on its back was clearly not able to do this – but YOU can!  Are you at a point in your life where you might need a little nudge to shift over to what you really want to be doing?  You know there’s something that could be different in a great yet perhaps intimidating way, and you’re just not sure how to take the next step. 

After…and on his way.

 

I can help if you’re ready.  Need a little nudge?

Go here to register for a FREE sample coaching session.  See for yourself what life coaching is all about and determine whether or not that “nudge” can help bring your ideas to action.

Make it happen!

Warmly,  Laurie

 

Laurie Leinwand is a Professional Life Coach assisting clients with a variety of personal and professional life issues. Ideas 2 Action Life Coaching encompasses Laurie’s work as a life coach for women and men, career life coach and work-life balance coach.

Some of the topics of focus in her practice as a professional life coach are assisting and supporting individuals that are stay at home parents (stay at home moms and dads are constantly forced to adapt to their current circumstances as their children grow and change) as well as those returning to work. Laurie works with people reentering the workforce who are unsure of their direction and interested in cultivating professional development skills and support.

Laurie also provides personal development assistance with regard to powerful issues such as how to make a change in your life and finding fulfillment and your life purpose. In addition, she works with clients interested in learning how to say no and setting boundaries.

Ideas 2 Action Life Coaching is located in Randolph, NJ and services the surrounding communities of Morristown, Denville, Parsippany, Florham Park and Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, though much of her coaching is done on the phone and is accessible to clients worldwide.  Laurie is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the New Jersey Professional Coaches Association (NJPCA).

Substitutes won’t Suffice

Ever wander around the kitchen knowing there was something yummy to be had, but trying to avoid it?  For example, I might really want one of those chocolate chip cookies I baked for the kids (Ha! Really? For the kids?), but I might eat other things instead because I presume them to be “better” for me.  So I have a piece of fruit, a piece of cheese, a couple of pretzels, a handful of nuts, and I keep going like this!  The reason I do is because I’m clearly just not satisfied.  All I ever wanted was the cookie.  These other little snacks, adding up their calories along the way, never quite do the job of appeasing my sweet tooth.  And of course, I’m sure you all know, I end up eating the cookie in the end.

So I ask, why go the circuitous route?  Why not just go for that which you seek and save yourself the time and struggle of avoiding what you really love, exactly what will truly “fill you up.”  Substitutes just won’t suffice!

Warmly,  Laurie

 

Laurie Leinwand is a Professional Life Coach assisting clients with a variety of personal and professional life issues. Ideas 2 Action Life Coaching encompasses Laurie’s work as a life coach for women and men, career life coach and work-life balance coach.

Laurie provides personal development assistance with regard to powerful issues such as how to make a change in your life and finding fulfillment and your life purpose. In addition, she works with clients interested in learning how to say no, setting limits and boundaries, as well as balancing work and life.

Ideas 2 Action Life Coaching is located in Randolph, NJ and services the surrounding communities of Morristown, Denville, Parsippany, Florham Park and Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, though much of her coaching is done on the phone and is accessible to clients worldwide.

 

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