Paper Clutter on your
Go From This
Paper's were sorted and organized into the blue
stand using hanging folders and a tickler file.
Address and check book are stored in the front
of the stand.
Paper Clutter on your Floors
Go From This
Paper's were sorted, recycled,
shredded and filed.
Paper Clutter in your Roll
Go From This
Paper's were sorted and taken to the home
office, keeping just a few paper items close by
and the roll top desk now houses all the meds
that sat on the dining room table!
If you've ever watched Oprah or heard someone speak
about her show - then you've probably heard of Dr. Phil
McGraw. For awhile on Oprah, every Tuesday, Dr. Phil was
conducting, along with 42 volunteers, The Get Real
Challenge. It was interesting to watch - when I could -
the volunteers challenge everything in their life. The
goal was to wake people up and have them start looking
at their lives through a different lens. They were asked
to be honest and specific while dealing with their
INTERNAL feelings, or internal clutter as I refer to it.
In one of the many exercises, Dr. Phil talks about the
"tapes" playing in our heads: " Think of a big tape
player in your head playing a continuous loop. The
message that is repeated over and over becomes so well
learned that it becomes an automatic belief. It's time
to go into slow motion for a few minutes and get in
touch with what you've been telling yourself. It's time
to talk about your tapes."
Dr. Phil then asks, "What are your tapes playing?"
So I want to ask you:
- What tapes are running through your head
regarding your paper clutter?
- What tapes are running through your head
regarding your saving, hoarding or pack ratting of
- What tapes are playing in your head that cause
you to continue to save unnecessary mail and papers
you don't really need or read?
- What tapes are running through your head when
you can't make a decision on what to keep or toss?
- What tapes are playing in your head when you
continue to add more papers to your piles?
…You grew up during The Great Depression Era where a
piece of twine was as valuable as a piece of fresh
…You were told to never throw anything away that
still had "life" in it, "just in case," or
good for something".
... You were told to hold onto every utility bill
stud, paycheck stub, cancelled checks and other papers
that you might not really need to hold on to anymore.
…You feel you're not good enough for anybody or
anything and your paper piles temporarily fill your
…You always have good intentions of reading it
…You are buried in pain and sadness from the past.
…You feel shame, failure, or embarrassment from all
your paper clutter and hoarding.
…You feel unimportant or undesired.
OR MAYBE you were told you would NEVER have anything!
Then you're A VICTIM!
Dr. Phil goes on to say that we need to name our
pain, reveal the pain so we can move forward. We have
all been a victim of something. Some wrong doing to our
bodies. Some wrong talk of our being. Some injustice to
our way of thinking or dealing with stuff.
Discovering who or what victimized you can be a
powerful release for you, but how do you find it?
Try answering the questions below honestly and to the
best of your ability. Write your answers out. Let the
pain and sadness pour out on the paper. Cry, scream, let
it out, and let it go!
- Who might have hurt you or what deep sadness
have you been carrying around?
- What are you keeping locked up deep down inside
- What secrets are you carrying around with you
and possibly using your "stuff" to hide behind?
- When are you going to open up to yourself? Will
today be the day?
- When were you a victim?
- What was done or not done to you?
- What was given or not given to you?
- What was said or told to you over and over
- Where is all the anger, fear, and pain coming
from? Is it something you've never dealt with?
- Why won't you talk to yourself or someone about
- How are you going to deal with it?
To gain control of your life, your stuff, and the
tapes running through your head you MUST STOP playing
the victim! You will have to get emotionally closer to
your sadness and pain before it can be released or dealt
with. You must give your sadness and pain a voice. One
day you must make a turn in your life and deal with it.
Why not today?
Don't let your tapes eat away at you silently - deal
with it today and stop hiding behind your paper clutter
and stuff. Allow
yourself to go forward with your life and become clutter
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Dr. Phil told the volunteers of The Challenge that
they needed some new tapes to start running, and that if
they couldn't do it alone to please get some help! He
also told them they can't change what happened but they
can change what will happen. You choose!
Isn't time to stop feeling or acting the victim
because of what might have happened to you in your past?
As long as you live in the past and have an "oh poor me"
attitude you will NEVER be able to move forward. You are
in CONTROL of your life NOW! You get to decide and take
responsibility for your actions. Not the people that
might have done you an injustice. Not the people that
couldn't give you what you wanted or needed. Not the
people that might have given you too much or too little.
Not the people that have hurt you in some way. If you
feel you are lacking something in your life then just
visit any shelter, without judgment, and just see what
lack really is. What do you have that you can give to
Release, unwind, and let go of the tapes that tell
you you are not worthy, you have to keep every gift, you
must hold on to items that are still useful, that you
must keep just in case, or that you must buy, buy, buy.
You need to:
- Address your paper clutter problems to find the
- Stop believing what you've been telling
yourself; "one day I'll get organized," or "I'll
keep this just in case," or "I might need
- Declare this a new day with new thoughts.
You NEED to get some new tapes in your head!
Today I'll start to get organized.
Today I'll start to learn what I really need to
keep and how.
Today I'll start to sort through the paper clutter.
Today I'm willing to let go of items that no longer
serve me, make me unhappy, have bad memories, or are no
Once you start releasing (giving) the things that
might be causing your pain, anxiety, or sorrow then get
ready to start receiving (getting) the things you really
need, want, or have been dreaming or wishing for.
The Universe is very powerful and will quickly
replace the things in your life that you've let go of
freely with those of your true needs or desires.
Victim of something - probably.
Freedom to change and make choices - ABSOLUTELY!
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"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself
to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your
life; define yourself."