Self-Care Challenge (Day 262): Sorting and Purging

folded clothes in a drawer

On day 262 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I got rid of clutter by sorting and purging.

In the process of updating my wardrobe, I simultaneously sorted and purged items that no longer serve me. Clothes, shoes, coats, outer wear, and accessories that have either already served their purpose or no longer “fit” my style, for whatever reason, have been relegated to the “donate” pile. And I must say, this simple exercise has created an amazing sense of calm for me.

Letting go of what no longer serves us is an act of self-care.

To make room for new things (or opportunities) to come into our lives, we must be willing to give up some things.

Decluttering reduces distractions, allowing us to focus on our highest priorities. While I know that not everyone is a fan of Marie Kondo, author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Amazon Associate Link), I’ve found a great deal of value in her ideas. Asking myself the simple question “Does this spark joy?” has been a wonderful tool for helping me learn to let go.

After all, letting go also opens our hearts to giving. What no longer serves me may very well serve someone else.

What are you ready to let go of?

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