If you missed yesterdays’s post, read that one first. The challenge I chose for February is: get rid of 5 things a day. You might be thinking: this isn’t hard to do. When you are an organized freak like me, it is. Declutter is something I do all the time, at least once a week. So, I really don’t think there are 5 things to get rid of in my house, let alone 140. But I want to take up a notch on my editing skills, I want to really only have the classics, I want no noise, no extra, no superfluous. I want to feel ok with letting good things go, getting rid of old junk isn’t hard. But getting rid of things you like is. And not everything you like (or that brings you joy, as most nowadays will swear by) need to be kept. Learning to let go is an amazing skill and it feels liberating. We aren’t the things we own, if they took away all you have, would you be ok with who you are? I am not my clothes, my books, my art supplies, my home decor, do I love them? absolutely. But I know that being too attached to them isn’t healthy, so here I am, pushing myself to do something uncomfortable , for the sake of being uncomfortable, and with that, become stronger. This month, not physically stronger, but mentally, funny we spend an hour at the gym, and so little time building mental strength. Could you commit to doing something hard for 30 days? In order to keep track of this, I printed out a blank calendar of the month, and I cross off the days I did, and the goal: not break the chain. You can google this technique.
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