The end of the year has commenced, and my favorite activity at this time of the year is to “let go”. The concept of letting go isn’t exclusive to your emotions, anger or grudges, it also encompasses things you accumulated and are now cluttering your life.
Starting with my kids, any clothing that is too small, any toy they stopped playing with, and any book that they are too old for go to charity. This is actually done by them with my supervision; they are not allowed to bring in any new toys without letting go of old ones.
Next is my dressing room, any clothes I haven’t worn throughout the year has to go, makeup I didn’t use (or got as a gift), as well as creams and lotions that I tried but found didn’t work for me. These things I give to my grandmother, as she knows people that don’t mind used things.
I try not to stock my pantry with unnecessary things, but sometimes I can find things that are not being used but are still within their consumption time. I give the food to an Indian lady who gives it out to people in her community that could use the help. Nothing goes to waste.
Finally, my storage room; this is the magnet for all the clutter. Annually I sift through the whole room, random wires, boxes, papers from God knows where, all get sorted and allocated into a specific pile. Usually the things go to charity, recycling, or trash.
Once I’m done, I get an amazing feeling of lightness; you can literally feel the peaceful flow of energy in the house. Letting go of the old opens space for something new to come in, this applies to our thinking too. Free your mind from dwelling over what happened this year and shift your focus on the new year, open some space for new and better things to come into your life.