I sifted through that ‘stuff’ and with each thing I saw, and held, I could really feel the emotions that were attached to that memory. The happiness, the sadness, the laughter, the tears, the successes and experiences that had added to the rich tapestry that was my life.
And there was the obvious word; was. To really experience life, we must live in the now, as the saying goes, ‘yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, which is why it’s called the present.’
So I threw away that old cork, that signified I was once 18… and the plastic key that told me I was once 21. I slung out the cheap old teddy bear won for me by an ex boyfriend I no longer had contact with, and the old newspaper cutting that showed the obituary of a loved one long gone, though still in my heart. Birthday cards from friends, some still in my life, some not, in the bin, the thoughts and well wishes to be recycled for strangers, and well-loved clothes given to charity, for those not as fortunate as I am now.
There is a place for everything and everything has it’s place….that doesn’t mean it is necessary to keep everything!! I know how important it is for my clients to let go of some things that do not serve them in order to move forward. De-cluttering the mind is just as important as de-cluttering the home - both will leave you with a sense of feeling lighter and an ability to move forward to uncover that mystery that is the future. Sometimes, the two are so closely linked, it’s difficult to tell which is more important – so perhaps the below top tips will help in de-cluttering your mind….