When you think about decluttering your house, you think of ways to reduce stress by removing items that are no longer serving you in a positive and helpful manner. Emotional decluttering works in a similar fashion. When we are ready to get rid of negative habits, behaviors, and emotions, then we must take the time to assess what we’re doing, how we’re doing it, do we like it, and what can we do differently or changes we can make that would positively affect our lives.
There are 2 parts to the workbook. The Assessment and the Outline.
Let’s start with the assessment. It’s a new year, so think back on the past year from January to December. You may need to look at social media accounts or journal to reflect on what you experienced. Carefully remember the emotional baggage you have been carrying. The outline will help you identify any patterns of your behavior. Use the workbook as a guide to help you. For best results, print it off and write down your responses.
Feel free to listen to some music, burn some incense or candles to set the mood. These exercises may retrigger some of those negatives emotions. This is part of the process. Make note of those feelings within the workbook.
When you’ve completed the workbook, check back for part two of this article!