Can minimalism change your life? How is clutter an energy and time thief? What therapeutic benefits can decluttering offer you and your clients?
In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks with Allie Casazza, also known as ‘The Life Minimalist’, about her new book, Declutter Like A Mother.
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Meet Allie Casazza
Allie Casazza is the host of The Purpose Show – a top-rated podcast – and the creator of online courses that have earned her international attention for her fresh, practical lifestyle strategies for moms. Known as ‘The Life Minimalist’, she encourages and inspires women to pursue abundant life by creating space for what matters most. Allie and her husband, Brian, live with their four young children in Southern California.
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In This Podcast
- Removing the excess
- What does clutter do to you?
- What happens when you start to declutter?
Removing the excess
Clutter is more than something that just needs to be moved out of the way. It’s a freaking thief. It steals from us, it takes up so much space, energy, and time. Clutter is like stagnant energy because it’s unmade decisions. (Allie Casazza)
Removing the excess from your life is not only about making space and time to focus on what is necessary, but it is also about letting go of the dead weight.
Decluttering and removing the excess is how you can fully detach from an unhelpful past, let go of a difficult period, and make space for the newness to enter your life.
Clutter in many ways is merely a collection of unmade decisions, and unmade decisions keep you stuck. Decluttering is therefore a release of tension, frustration, and uncertainty and a welcoming of change and future opportunities.
What does clutter do to you?
Having too much stuff and lots of things around you constantly keeps you:
- Stuck in a reactive mode. Having things come into your life constantly and not leave again gather dust and debris into your space, both externally in your home and internally with your mind and mental health.
When you’re not doing the work … you’re really just in a place where life is happening at you. Things are coming in and you’re really enslaved to your things and your stuff is in charge of you instead of you owning your stuff. It’s really just backwards. (Allie Casazza)
- Spending too much money. Keep a checklist of where your money goes to: how much of that money are you spending in your house? How much of your money goes to a space that you are not utilizing?
What happens when you start to declutter?
The benefits that you get to enjoy through decluttering will vary from person to person because decluttering will open up the space for you to use in the way that you need to use it.
- Decluttering helps you to reclaim your home and your space by making an impactful energy shift by chucking out or donating things that are no longer serving you.
- Things feel lighter. The physical environment has a brighter and more light feeling because it is no longer being weighed down and clogged up by useless objects and things from the past.
- You will gain a deeper understanding of your environment and your space.
As a clinician, you can take ownership of your space and make it your own. Put your energy and intention into it so that when your patients arrive, they enter an environment that you have made that serves you and your clients the best.
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