up your space, literally
It's not just 'cause it looks nice; it's so that you can get
to the stuff you need to get to. You will save time and a
lot of frustration. Follow the rules of file-forward-or-forget-it.
Start at one end of your space and move to the other. Everything
you see, ask yourself, "do I need to keep this?"
(file it in a place you can find next time) or "would
this be better off if I gave it to someone else?" (donate
it to charity or gift it to a friend) or "does anyone
really need this? (trash it). Have a legitimate reason for
each and stick to it. By the time you reach the other side,
you're whole world will be changed.
Clean up your thoughts
This isn't a message to "get your head out of the gutter."
It's about organizing them; make lists of to do's (don't forget
to do the file-forward-forget to each task as well). Keep
a journal. Having to organize your thoughts on paper (or computer)
can help clarify an awful lot of stuff.
Don't forget to do that. They're your thoughts and hopes played
out. Write them down to and get them organized. Organized
dreams turn into goals.
Clean up your actions
You act as you think, whether you think you do or not. Actions
can give you very powerful insight into your thoughts (cluttered
actions come from cluttered minds); and actions can also have
a profound way of affecting thoughts.
Although changing your thought will change
you actions, you don't always have to change the thought first.
You can actually go "against" your thoughts and
do actions of the way you'd like to be. With enough practice,
your thoughts may change to "fit" better.
Just remember to be true to yourself
Removing clutter is meant to uncover the real you; not strip
away all the qualities that make you special.