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Is It Time to Declutter Your Weeds for Remarkable Growth?

Spring is here in full force with new blooms appearing every day. Some blooms are in fact, weeds. These weeds can quickly overwhelm our garden. They crowd and strangle the plants we want to thrive.

Have you been decluttering and removing weeds from your garden? What have you noticed?

I’ve loved my outdoor time these last few weekends puttering and clearing the plant beds. I’ve gotten immense pleasure from working with my hands, digging in the dirt, pulling out the weeds, and creating clear, open space for growth.

Our personal environments are very much like our gardens. Our stuff can collect in piles, corners, closets and drawers. The piles seem to grow on their own, quickly and quietly taking over our spaces. Clutter can make it hard to think and move. The clutter in our home is like the weeds in our garden. It can prevent creativity, block growth, or zap our energy.

What would it feel like if you tended to your indoor garden and decluttered your weeds? What would less feel like? How would a clearer space (mental and physical) create possibilities for remarkable change?

I’d love to hear your thoughts. Come join the conversation! 





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You and I are on a similar wavelength this week, Linda! Both outside and dealing with nature's "droppings" :) I think weeds are a good analogy for clutter. Both weeds and clutter accumulate quickly, and the best way to keep them at bay is regular, consistent removal. Never let the unwanted or undesirable take over your space!

May 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSeana Turner

Seana- You've been enjoying your garden too? And whether inside or out, as you said, "Never let the unwanted or undesirable take over your space!" Always love finding these types of connections. Thank you so much for sharing here, as you so generously do.

May 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Samuels

Weeds and clutter. who woulda told those could be related. Your analogy is precise, and is an easy one to remember, keep the important things in mind shedding the meaningless away. As Seana said a consistent removal.
We need our gardens thriving in plants instead of weed.

May 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNacho Eguiarte

Hi Nacho- If I hadn't been working in the garden during the past few weeks while also helping many clients with their clutter and decision-making challenges, I'm not sure I would have made that connection. But as I weeded, the parallels became apparent. As you expressed so beautifully, "…keep the important things in mind shedding the meaningless away." Appreciate you being here once again to share with us.

May 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Samuels

I LOVE this analogy, Linda. I'm always out in my garden - trimming, weeding, even moving plants. In the fall, I participate in a plant swap. My gardening buddies and I divide the plants in our gardens which have flourished and over-grown the space. Making room for new plants in our gardens. I share this with my clients because I believe it's important to cull our collections so they fit the space. And to make room for new ideas or things to come in.

May 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDiane Quintana

I love weeding, playing in the dirt, clearing dead leaves... and now I know why! It appeals to my sense of clarity, beauty, openness. I love how Diana uses clearing the garden to give stuff room to grow (although given enough space we see how our clients can spread out and grow piles!), but yes, consistent removal... clear just 10, then do it again! Thanks Linda! xo

May 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRegina Lark

Love this analogy! This morning my neighbor and I were referring to home renovation projects and the decluttering required. Each time one of my clients starts a new project, we start by decluttering and getting ready .

May 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEllen Delap

You are so right Linda, I am helping a client this week weed out her paper work for home and office.

May 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJill Robson

It's a party! So great to see all of you here.

@Diane- This is beautiful…"cull our collections…to make room for new ideas or things…" And how true that is.

@Regina- Ahhh. The idea of "consistent removal," such an active phrase. And for the overwhelmed, an important concept to consider.

@Ellen- So true that decluttering begins the process for change. It makes way for a different path and way of being.

@Jill- Nice use of the analogy. "…weed out her paper work." Clearing the earth to bring clarity and focus. Go Jill!

May 20, 2015 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels

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