The Benefits of Minimalism: 7 Reasons to Declutter Your Life

For your consideration…

Ugh…while this message is great, I have to admit that my immediate thought was, “Seriously, already?”

We know this. We know that decluttering makes life easier…once it’s done. I think most of us would agree that when we declutter we have a sense of accomplishment.

For whatever reason, spring and fall, the seasons of change, are natural times to declutter. So I guess it should be expected that we get a message about decluttering the day after Labor Day.

When we think about decluttering, we think about our home. But today’s message is about decluttering our life. Decluttering our life includes our home but also our mind, spirit, health, relationships etc.

Besides this being the time we think about changing our closet from spring and summer to fall and winter, it is also the time where we need to do a self-evaluation. How are we feeling? Are we up to date with our doctor’s visits? Are we feeling settled and ready for the new season? Do we need to spend some time in meditation and figure out where we are mentally and spiritually?

Knowing our mental and spiritual status is important. It is especially important to do a self-check-in if we don’t meditate/pray daily. For those who do meditate/pray daily, we probably have a good handle on our status. Today’s message wants to stress that we need to listen and follow through as we are guided. Decluttering our lives really starts with our mental and spiritual life. The better we feel, the more likely we are to declutter the rest of lives.

That is the HOPE. and so it is.


Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take…

-Affirm…“I am loved.”

-Meditate/pray…ask…”What is my next step for my highest good and the highest good of all?”

-Drink lots of water.

-Get outdoors and take in at least 10 deep breaths.



What made me smile yesterday…

-A day at home.

-A great porch evening. It was a perfect night for it.


-Catching up with Jackie.

-A new book.


Love, Blessings, and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris




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