If you donâ€™t need it, get rid of it. If it doesnâ€™t serve you, let it go. This is easier said than done, but itâ€™s also vital in living a balanced life. I believe that things that donâ€™t serve you build up into negative energy over time. This goes for things and people. Thereâ€™s a reason you feel good after youâ€™ve cleaned up clutter… itâ€™s a form of cleansing. Itâ€™s also a good practice to sit down and thing of how to purge every so often. Are you building up a lot of â€œthingsâ€ that you donâ€™t necessarily need? Are you not putting your belongings away? Do you have people in your life that donâ€™t make you feel good?
For the things in your life that you donâ€™t need, give them away. I clean out my closet a few times a year and donate to Goodwill often. Clearing out old and giving to those in need is good karma and purifying to the soul. Clutter falls into this â€œthingsâ€ catergory. I would be lying if I told you that I wasnâ€™t prone to clutter. Iâ€™ve always been terrible at putting laundry away or cleaning up after myself, but I feel my best, and my creative juices flow best when my life is tidy. So the next time you feel anxious or out of control, clean your things up, even if itâ€™s just reorganizing a cabinet. I swear it will make you feel better.
This is always a tough one. I call the people in my life that donâ€™t serve me â€œdark storm cloudsâ€. Maybe itâ€™s a bit harsh, but honestly, why would you want to hang out with storm clouds when you could be hanging out with sunshine. Ok, thatâ€™s a little cheesy, but people donâ€™t realize that the people they associate with do rub off on them. When you hang out with negative, that negative will seep into you. There are many people that I find dark and stormy, but have some redeeming qualities. At the end of the day this is how I assess which people to let go… Are they positive most of the time or negative? Are they just going through a rough patch? Do you find that in general they are kind or do they tear others down? I donâ€™t know about you, but I want to be around people that build others up and see the glass half full.
So take a look at your life right now…. What can you purge?