Clutter–physical and mental excess–adds to stress and overwhelm. If you are an emotional eater, you probably know that attention to non-food triggers can have a powerful impact on your overeating. Besides, taking charge of clutter just feels good.
An exercise that my clients appreciate is to focus for several days on identifying the things in your environment, or inside your head, that are not ideal, aren’t how you want them to be, but have been that way for so long that you’ve just developed the art of “not noticing” them. Spend a few days noticing those things. It might be physical clutter or it might be a relationship that is not working for you. It might be something you’ve gotten accustomed to being broken or an attitude you’ve developed that just isn’t working for you. The challenge is to pick at least one of those things and do something about it–really clean it up. It will probably take less time than you think.
Take good care,