Oprah's decluttering expert Peter Walsh returns with the ultimate guide to clearing ALL the clutter in your life (and we're not just talking about the stuff in your house)!
Everything seems to move so fast these days that you can barely keep up and it is easy for your life to spin out of control. Most of us are so overwhelmed by work, bills, kids, school and family commitments that we rush from person to person and place to place; sometimes giving one area of our lives too much attention and other areas not enough, thereby creating a life that is completely out of balance. This crazy imbalance and the resulting stress and unhappiness are the clutter that Peter is tackling in his new book, Enough Already.
In his NYT bestselling It's All Too Much, Peter Walsh helped people everywhere learn to live richer lives with less stuff. In Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?, he helped readers turn the tide on over-eating so that they can finally live the happier, healthier life they imagine and redefine their relationship to what they own and consume.
A regular guest on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show', Peter Walsh's third book examines the five key areas in life - Family, Relationships, Work, Health and Spirituality - to show that although each area is its own unique part, it is also interrelated and if one area is cluttered, that clutter will creep into the other areas and throw off the balance of every area.
Tackling the emotional and mental clutter through a step-by-step plan, Peter asks what the reader's ideal life is and how each area is adding (or detracting from) that vision. Then he tests the level of clutter in that area and provides the tools and tricks to prioritise what matters in your life so that readers can let go of the clutter and regain balance, focus, energy and purpose.
In his previous books, Australian Peter Walsh taught us how to conquer the clutter in our homes in It's All Too Much and the clutter on our butts in Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat. Now, Oprah's decluttering expert wants us to conquer the clutter in our heads so that we can live the life we want!
"Just like your home, your head is filled with clutter that interferes with how you live your life. Things- physical and emotional - get in the way of finding clarity and achieving your goals," says Peter.
"Grocery shopping gets in the way. Bill paying gets in the way. Anger, greed, envy and a host of other emotions get in the way. All the unfulfilled promises that accompany 'the stuff' and that clog the arteries of your home also clog the arteries of your mind and body. Clutter- whether it's in your home or in your mind- causes you to lose motivation, focus, open space, clarity, a place where you can relax and be nurtured."
In his new book Enough Already! Peter examines the six key areas of your life: family, relationships, work, healthy, money and spirituality, and shows how all these parts are connected so that if one is cluttered, the clutter will creep into other areas, throwing your life off balance.
"For example, people often say they're overwhelmed at work but how much time do they spend chatting, or surfing the net or paying bills? How much time do people actually spend working?" says Peter.
"Now imagine that you stay back at work to catch-up and you still leave the office with ten things on your-to-do list. How do you think that impacts your personal life when you get home? You're hungry but you're too tired to cook so you order take away. You don't feel like you did a good job at work so you feel down and dull the feeling by watching TV and not talking to your family or partner," says Peter.
"Even if just one part of your life is cluttered it's stopping you from being the best person you can be. And having the life you want to live."
With his wry humor, constant encouragement and practical advice, Enough Already! will not only help you find out what's really important in your life, it will also help you deal with all those niggly emotions and lingering baggage you've held on to for so long. It's time to lose the stress and the baggage and regain your focus, energy and purpose so you can live the life you've always imagined!
Simon and Schuster Australia
Author: Peter Walsh