19 Sep REMOVING ALL THE CLUTTER CREATES EXCITEMENT AND PEACE
If you’ve ever moved before, you know that part of the move involves packing the essentials for what you need that first night in the new home. I’ve moved about 15 times in my life and every time I live out of a suitcase for a day or two, I realize that you really don’t need a whole lot to function. Not only that, I find myself very happy and excited that a new chapter is starting in my life. And the absence of clutter is uplifting.
The worse thing I could do is pull all of the items I had at the last place into the new place. If I did, it would be more cluttered and start to feel too confining. You don’t have to make a physical move to a new address to take a new look at how you live life. Just call it “a new season” and see if there are ways you can make some changes.
Here are a few ideas to consider:
1. MASTER FOCUS
By only living with the essentials, you will be able to focus much better than before.
2. GIVE SOMEONE A HAND UP
The 2010 census shows us that there are a lot more people living in poverty than ever before. Why not give some of your things away to those less fortunate. A recent news story on CNN shows that some people really wonder if they will be able to have enough money to get through the week. You could be the person that changes their life.
3. DON’T FORGET YOUR EXERCISE PROGRAM
If you move to a new address and you are a runner, you have a new route that you will be using. That adds a nice new outlook on your exercise program. And if you didn’t move, is this a good time to shake things up and try something new?
4. MEET THE NEW YOU
Don’t be afraid to be the new you. So many people don’t make changes or try new approaches because others may make comments or wonder what we are doing. But in order to find the true you, you have to take a full view.
5. CARVE OUT TIME FOR YOURSELF
There will be times when you make a move that you are so exhausted, you just want to relax. It is those times that you realize how important it is to have “Me Time”, that special time that is just for you. So whether you moved recently or not, take time today to answer this question: “How long has it been since I took time to sit and think about how my life is going and what my mission in life is?” Try it. You may learn something you never knew.