After completely cleaning out the clutter of my clothes closet earlier this year, I’m still pondering the lessons learned:
- Forgiveness – “What was I thinking when I bought THAT?”
- Acceptance – I fit into those size 6 pants for 15 minutes last year and will never be there again.
- Letting Go – One giant trash bag of someone else’s treasures went to Good Will. I took a few select business clothes with me when I spoke to the Women’s Professional Group of Dress for Success.
Clutter distracts and confuses us and drains our energy. It gets in the way of what’s most important.
Clearing physical clutter, whether it’s a clothes closet or an office file cabinet, is a freeing experience. So is letting go of technical clutter, like too much Internet time or e-newsletters you never read, and emotional clutter, like toxic people and unnecessary obligations. When clutter is released, energy and clarity increase.
Where’s your clutter? Identify just one area of clutter in your life and take steps to clear it away. You’ll be amazed by what you’ll find in its place.