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

folded clothes in a drawer

In the process of updating my wardrobe, I’ve simultaneously been sorting and purging items that no longer serve me. Clothes, shoes, coats, outdoor gear, and accessories that have either already served their purpose or no longer “fit” me, for whatever reason, have been sorted and reclassified as donation items.

And I must say, it has created an amazing sense of calm for me.

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

In order to make room for new things or opportunities, we have to be willing to give up some of the things that are familiar to us.

Decluttering reduces distractions, allowing us to focus on our highest priorities. While I know that not everyone is a fan of Marie Kondo, I’ve found a great deal of value in a number of 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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