Clutter is anything that you don’t like, use, or need. But clutter goes way beyond a crammed full closet. Whether it’s material, social or emotional, in our modern jam-packed existence, it can feel as though there isn’t an area of life that escapes the clasp of clutter. While this not only impacts on our own individual health and happiness, it may also be putting strain on your relationships with others.
Feeling accepted, feeling understood, feeling at home. When we talk about finding our tribe, it’s this important sense of belonging that makes the task such an important one for so many of us. While there’s no way of magically summoning these types of friendships into our life, there are things we can do to encourage them.
We have all heard a fair share of stories about turning points. That one all-defining moment that turns someone’s life around. The street singer, who gets her big break, when suddenly a producer of a major record label passes by her and signs her on the spot. The entrepreneur, whose business skyrockets into success after landing that one great business opportunity. Or the guy, who suddenly realizes that his true passion is landscape photography after he, by mere co-incidence, picks up an old Olympus camera and starts shooting.But here’s the thing about turning point tales: they are tales. They exist mostly for PR purposes and what makes them so incredible is not that they seem unlikely—it is the fact that they are unlikely.
Everything is going so well for everyone else. Engagement announcements, career advancement, brand launches and perfectly posed pictures captioned with lengthy professions of love, can leave one asking: “When will it be my turn?” Though there may be a genuine happiness about the achievements of others, you cannot help but wonder when you will celebrate your own.