New Year’s resolutions bring reflection on the past year and plans for the coming year. On the list somewhere is a goal of staying healthy, often phrased as maintaining “wellness”.
For me, “wellness” goes beyond exercise, diet and adding spiritual components like meditation or Bible study to my schedule: it’s clearing the clutter! Make way for open space in the closet and garage – not to refill with more stuff, but to get rid of the excess. Here are a few tips for three piles:
I think the hardest part of clearing clutter is the “letting go”. Nearly everything in my home is tied to a memory which makes parting with it very hard. I’m saying goodbye to a something remembered. My hope is that you will find possibilities in the future when the old stuff is gone. There is so much yet to experience and so much life to live. Carrying a household full of old things is burdensome. Make 2019 a year to let in the new by discarding the old. Give your life some open space to fill with possibilities.
This is a special kind of “wellness” infused with Hope and Joy.
My hopeful and joyful wishes to you in 2019!