Life is messy. Only you can simplify your life.
Review all the things you are holding on to, and then remove the garbage. These are the things that are not needed. Items being held onto yet no longer serve any purpose.
What you are holding onto and not using could be used by another in need. Rather than have something sit years into your closets, cupboards and storage, purge and make room.
A good rule of thumb is if you haven’t used something in more than a year, you can get rid of it. If you are unsure, then pack it in a box. If you don’t open that box for another year, it is time to go.
While there are some family treasures we hold on to, you can purge and remove many things. Once gone, you will not miss them, and you will have uncluttered.
Emotions are the same. We hang on to old wounds and carry them around like an extra bag of luggage. These feelings clutter our beings and make our lives more complicated because we are always trying to step around and avoid them.
Remove the things and thoughts that no longer serve you. They have become garbage and clutter up your life. Everything you keep should be of use now and bring nothing but joy.
When you carry around all the little things that bug you, they end up consuming your time and your thoughts. They bring no value to your life or the life of those around you.
Free yourself of this extra baggage. It may be invisible, but it actually weighs you down. There are no positive effects from lugging around negative emotional baggage. It serves only to hurt you, and at times, others.
Do yourself a favour and start to uncluttered your life. Pick a room each week and purge. Select items that can be donated and throw out worn-out or broken objects.
While you do this, pick a negative emotion and sit quietly with it. Look at it from all sides. Understand why it makes you feel the way you do and what possible lesson you have learned from it. Then gently let it go, freeing yourself from the pain and trauma. You will find a sense of peace will settle in its place.
Do these things until you have purged every room in your physical and emotional house. Once you are done, give yourself a high five and settle into a new way of being.
The next time you have the urge to hang onto something you don’t need or that doesn’t serve you, remember this exercise and let it go.
Joy, happiness and peace are all attainable. Life doesn’t have to be complicated or cluttered. Only you can simplify your life.
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