This year, I took on the task of decluttering most of my stuff.
- The unused shirts in my closet
- Books I won’t be reading again
- My 1996 Jeep Cherokee
- A little piece of my heart as I watched the Jeep driven away
They were all things that in themselves were valuable, but weren’t bringing me value.
To remain attached to something that bears no extra value when I already have enough is just excess weight to carry around.
See, I had the idea that sentiment was a reason to keep something when it no longer brought value. What I needed to get rid of, was that idea.
After clearing out my home, I had room to put my bike and trainer (something I actually do use). I have room for new books, which has got me excited about the latest books I’m going to read, and my kitchen counters are clear so I can meal prep with less hassle.
I wish I did this ages ago because I’m a lot happier without the stuff that wasn’t serving me anymore.
I wager that we all do this with food, thoughts, habits, and dad jokes.
What’ a thought or habit that’s no longer serving you?
Would leaving it behind be worth the freedom from it that you gain in return?