It’s time to let go of extra weight, let go of negativity, let go of stuff (donate, reorganize, clean). In Traditional Chinese Medicine, fall belongs to the element metal and the organs are the lungs and large intestines. The energy of the lungs is letting go, like the leaves on the trees. Letting go can be something that you have been holding on to let go of extra weight, grief, sadness, depression, and clutter.
When we release and let go, we create space to evolve and move forward.
Letting go of the extra weight
This is a good time to let go of the extra weight make a commitment to loving yourself and to become a healthier you! There is no such thing as a quick fix diet. Let go of all diets and make eating healthy a daily habit. Read “This Is How You Loss Weight“.
Having to much stuff and clutter can cause stress and chaos in your life. This alone can cause you to hang on to extra weight. So follow the tips below and see how letting go can change so much in your life including your weight.
You might also what to check out this blog post on letting go of sadness Happify Daily.
If your home is less organized than you’d like, it can have an effect on other areas of your life. Creating a life that is free from mess and chaos isn’t as difficult as you might think, even if you have little ones to factor into the equation. De-cluttering is a must for a calmer, less stressful life. These tips should help to de-clutter your life!
Go For Small, Quick Wins
Think of de-cluttering as a work in progress. Sure, you want everything to be streamlined and organized but it doesn’t have to happen today. Focus on small wins that you can tackle each day. Over time, they add up to a less cluttered, calmer and more organized home and life. Adopting this mindset can be super important for making de-cluttering a big part of your life going forward and creating a life that is calmer and less chaotic.
Get rid of the Trash
Some of what looks like clutter is actually trash that no one has gotten around to throwing away or recycling yet. If you move around your home looking for items that fall into this category, you’ll probably be surprised to see how quickly you fill a trash bag.
Once your home is clear of trash, you can swap this tip to filling a trash bag full of items that can be recycled or donated.
Set Up a Central Communications Point
In a cluttered home, lots of things can slip through the cracks and get lost. It could be important bits of paperwork that you can never seem to find amongst general clutter.
Keeping paperwork together in a central place that can be a game-changer for keeping stress to a minimum. When you know you need to access this kind of paperwork, just head for the place you’ve chosen to store it. This can be as simple as a basket or collapsible folder.
Store Clutter in Hampers
Not got enough storage in your home for bed linen, blankets, toys and other items that just seem to take over? Store them in hampers.
Do the 12-12-12 Challenge
For every 36 items, you come across, aim to throw out 12 of them, donate 12 of them and put the other 12 where they “should” live in your home. Not sure what should fall into each category? Think about how much you really love and need a particular item. What do you actually gain by keeping it in your life and would it make any difference to your life if you parted with it? Asking these kinds of questions can help you to see if you’re holding onto items because of past attachments or because of genuine need.
Another trick is to think about how much you’d be willing to pay if you bought that same item today or if you moved, would you take it with you (this is what I always ask myself)?
This challenge has been known to add a very competitive element to de-cluttering and you can even get the rest of the family involved in getting organized.
De-cluttering Your Life
Your home may be the main thing that springs to mind when you think about de-cluttering but what about streamlining the rest of your life too? De-cluttering your life is another smart move for keeping chaos to a minimum.
Reducing your non-essential commitments: Struggling to get free time with a super hectic social diary? Take a step back and think about how many of your social commitments are actually essential. Do they all bring you happiness or do you find some of them stressful? Streamline your commitments to ones that are either essential or pleasurable. Anything else can go!
De-cluttering your day-to-day routine: When it comes to the average day, how much of a structure do you tend to have? Lots of people tackle their to-do list at random and this can affect how productive they are. It’s also a surefire way to add more stress and uncertainty. Having more structure around your to-do list can make a huge amount of difference. Write down everything you need to do during the week and allocate it to specific windows in your schedule. This way, you know everything will be done and that can bring a sense of calmness in itself.
De-cluttering your friendships: Even your friendships can be decluttered, especially if you feel that there are people in your life who are draining you, rather than providing positive energy and support. It can sometimes feel like any type of friendship is better than nothing but toxic friendships can be hugely stressful. Decluttering your friendships can be super liberating and free up unnecessary stress and negativity from your life.
It’s time to let go! I hope you found some of these things helpful. What tips are you going to incorporate into your life?
Happy letting go,