6 Fun Ways Kapha Can Clear the Clutter

kapha seasonal balance Apr 12, 2018

Those over-filled closets, basements, garages and storage spaces need attention! It's kapha season, which means now's the time to clear the clutter!

Kaphas, one of the best things for you is to clear the clutter.

You see, kaphas are the glue emotionally, physically and...materialistically. They like to keep stuff, like, forever if they could. However, this clingy energy bogs them down which is the last thing kapha needs.

Kapha needs more space, lightness, and flow. When we have possessions that are all piled up, we can't even see what we own, much less enjoy what we have.

A good bi-yearly cleanse of nooks, crannies and closets followed by a trip to the donation station will bring joy and lightness to their lives. For any kaphas having a hard time parting with “stuff” it might be easier to swallow when you know you’ll be giving it to someone else who will love it. Kaphas are very generous and will gladly help those in need, so this could be an easy sell to tell yourself ;)

Detaching is a challenge for kapha. Even emotionally, they can become overbearing, possessive and get depressed if their feelings get hurt too severely. Kaphas can also hold grudges which will weigh them down preventing their lustrous beauty to shine through.

Cleaning their physical space is a great therapy for kaphas (and all of us) to detach and bring clarity of the mind and enjoyment of the space around us. Since spring cleaning might not be kapha's favorite thing, let's make it fun!

6 Ways to Make Spring Cleaning Fun for Kapha

  1. Music! Kaphas, put on dancey, happy tunes while decluttering. I created a kapha playlist here. You'll love it.

  2. Appreciate the mess. We will make a big mess before things get more clean. It might feel terrible but just keep going. Make a mess knowing it's the only way to get clearance (Clarence. Who got that joke?!).

  3. Three Piles Only. Keepers, Garbage, Donations. No maybes piles because that can get folded in to garbage bags and put somewhere else.

  4. Don't reminisce. Don't get stuck flipping through the beloved scrapbook or photo album. You'll lose time. Just say, "Keeper pile!" and move on. Reward yourself afterward and look through the memories when the cleaning is done.

  5. Set a timer. Maybe you only have 30 minutes to dedicated to cleaning today.
    GREAT! Put on the playlist and/or timer and go fast as you can. Or, sock away 3 hours and get it all done at once. Either way, a timer is awesome.

  6. Reward! Plan something FUN to do when it's over. You can keep your eyes on that prize while digging your way out of clutter. MAN what a great day. Decluttering AND a reward. You'll sleep like a happy baby.

Vatas and pittas can use this too, but this is not usually a problem for them. Pittas are neat n' tidy by nature because they love to organize. Vatas tend to throw stuff away and then wish they hadn't. Ha!

If kaphas can forgive, detach, and let go, they will feel light on their feet — in their hearts, minds, and spirits too.