Making Room for Important Things
This week I started cleansing the material items in my life. My new group program starts in a couple of weeks, and felt the weight of guilt on my shoulders each time I yanked a pair of jeans from the middle of the wavering stack in my closet. How can I teach people to eliminate if I can't do the same? I mean, I have purged before, but it usually take a move for me to get serious. This time I wanted to do it for piece f mind and mental clarity. Life is too short to look at things that you don't love, or spend a second struggling to pull out a sweater buried at the bottom of your closet.
I started with the closet. I always start with the closet. It is where I really have the most "stuff." * huge (I mean garbage sized) bags, just like that. Insane, and I still have more than enough to wear, which is the scarier part. Each time I do this I can't believe the amount of stuff or the money spent on things that really only held their value in my life for a brief moment.
I moved on to books, dishes, jewelry. I cleaned cabinets that I had to reorganize just to get one item out. Why did it take me so long? We get used to things, I guess. We are too tired to really stop and think whether we truly need 25 tupperware containers "just in case."
I'm glad I spent the time this week. Those extra minutes I will have because I can locate the things I need can now be spent hugging my husband or playing with my son.
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