I call them 'energy-vampires' and the first one of them I'd like to address today. Clutter.
When living in Melbourne I bought a picture to hang up in our living room. It was a colorful, abstract painting of a flower and it seemed perfect for the spot above the fire place. Once I had it up there though the shape suddenly looked very different to me. Instead of a flower it reminded me of the line that's drawn around a dead body in movies.
Bang! That was it. The picture was ruined for me. I couldn't get the thought out of my head but as I had spent quite a bit of money on it I kept it on the wall. Even though it gave me a cold shiver every time I looked at it or passed it.
What items do you surround yourself with which make you feel bad? Which remind you of something negative? Which you don't look at or touch fondly? In NLP we call these negative anchors and many of us are surrounded by these at home and at work. Negative anchors not only include specific items but also include sounds, smells, words and more.
Have a close look around your house and your work place and take stock. Ask yourself about all the items (your furniture, your photos, the wallpaper) if they make you feel good? If they make you feel energised? If not, let them go. Give them to somebody who can use them, swap them, replace them, recycle them, give them to charity.
Instead start surrounding yourself with what makes you feel good (positive anchors) and it will have a wonderful impact on your life.
As for my painting, after one too many shivers up my spine it ended up in a charity shop and surely made someone else very happy.
To your happiness,