Latest blog post 17th August 2018

De cluttering to make way for the new







In a recent coaching session a client referred to herself decluttering her house of books and old paperwork and how it was making her feel that she was getting ready for a new future.

We then used this metaphor of decluttering to help explore what decluttering other aspects of her life might include; decluttering her behaviours, decluttering her emotions, decluttering relationships as well as other physical things in her life. 

When we are wanting to change things in our lives we often don’t think about how we need to make room for the new things. Yes, if we buy a new piece of furniture we might have considered what needs to go to make space for the new piece, but when we are considering behaviours or emotions we don’t think about things we might need to let go of to make space for the new.

My client for example was wanting to build new friendships in preparation for the next phase of her life that would allow her to be nearer to home. Building relationships and maintaining relationships takes energy and time, often in a positive way, but it still fills space in our lives. For those relationships we have that are further afield we need to be conscious in what we need to do to keep them alive and meaningful. 

Another client was becoming so stressed trying to keep the communication up with all her friends as she had so many and felt that every time they dropped her a text or what’s app message she needed to respond immediately. This pressure was so strong  that she wasn’t then enjoying the time she had when she was with others,  as she was being so responsive to the need to communicate electronically rather than enjoying the moment of just being with others.

The question that we explored was with who did she want to build stronger friendships and what would need to happen for her to be able to do that?

For both these clients and with myself recently I have recognised that if I want to have different relationships then I need... Read more...

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