When you learn to let go of things that weigh you down, you will be free to focus on the things that bring satisfaction and joy. Look around your physical environment. Think about what is important to you; what you really love and what you really want in your life. Get four boxes and label them “Give”, “Trash”, “Sell” and “Store” and then begin to sort. Be tough on yourself.
In your physical environment:
- Only keep those items that you need, you love or are important to you.
- If you haven’t worn it in a year – give it away.
- If it is broken, torn or permanently soiled, trash it.
- If you no longer need it, sell it.
- Things you want or need should be stored.
- If the information can be retrieved from somewhere else, trash it.
Now it’s time to work with the things you’re going to keep in the space. Find good organization and storage solutions. Find a place for everything. In the long run, it will save time and will reduce stress. Look around your mental environment and do the exact same exercise. What do you need to “Give”, ‘Trash”, “Sell” and “Store?”
In your mental environment:
- Only hold on to those things that serve you well. Only entertain noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy thoughts. Find a place for everything else.
- If it’s someone else burden – Give it back.
- If it is a negative thought, gossip or slander – Trash it immediately
- If it can generate an income – sell it
- And if it is a beautiful memory or if it is needed in the future – store it.
By taking a look at our physical and mental environment, we can clean up our act and make room for the things that are truly important.
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