The Link Between Decluttering + Personal Growth

The Link Between Decluttering and Personal Growth

Is there a link between decluttering and personal growth?

In my world, the answer is an obvious yes.

Just take a look around you. What do you see? What sort of stuff is surrounding you?

Indulge me for a moment and think back: where did your stuff actually come from? When? Why? And with who?

The objects in our homes have a presence that’s larger than their obvious physical form. Our belongings also represent our memories, our emotions. Our Past.

Decluttering Bedroom

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In fact, we all have inherited our home from the past. An older version of yourself bought that table, lamp or book and that might also mean that it no longer serves a purpose for this current version of you.

I’m not suggesting throwing everything away and starting fresh; that’s unreasonable.

But many times there are some not-so-good memories attached to our belongings.

Yet we still cling to them, fighting to hold on despite reason or rationale.

Decluttering Closet

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Decluttering For Personal Growth: Are your belongings helping you or hurting you?


We create our home but we are also deeply affected by it. It’s difficult to create a new life when we are confronted with the very things we are trying to move away from on a daily basis.

Decluttering Living Room

If you look around your space and see items that remind you of unhappy events, disappointments or times that are simply better left in the past, it’s time to break away from the old story.

Edit away the things that are no longer serving you and make room for the new.

It’s important to your well-being to create a new story in your home, one that represents who you are now and where you want to go in the future. Decluttering your home is one bold step in the right direction.



Thank you so much for reading!

Jenn Stevens The Aligned Life



PS Looking for more? You might also want to check out this post about feng shui for love or this one about why your home is a metaphor.


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