Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life. – Robin S. Sharm
“My, how you’ve changed!”
You seldom hear those words when you attend a high school reunion – the epicenter of denial that we are aging. Everyone wants to reassure you that you look “just the same” as you did many years ago. We all know better, but smile and say, “Thank you.” while thinking: “I don’t remember having gray hair when I was 18!” and “The only thing from high school that still fits are my earrings!” Although we women try way too hard not to age, aging IS inevitable.
The older we get the more we realize we are running out of life. So it’s time to ask ourselves a very tough question: “Do I want to be the same for 75 years?” I am sure there are a lot of things about your life that are perfect! That is why we are FIGs!
But what about the things in your life that you’d be delighted to have disappear?
Just like picking and choosing stuff to keep and stuff to give to the Goodwill, today would be a great day to start deciding what you want to keep and what you need to get rid of in your personal life. Whatever you decide is strictly up to you. The current condition of your mind, your body, and your spirit is the direct result of all of your personal decisions. Those daily decisions become who you are today.
When beginning your personal decluttering, consider three things:
- The way you think. When you find yourself dwelling on a negative thought, see how you can turn it into a positive.
- How often you move your body. Put on your favorite music and dance around as you check off the chores on your list. Move happy!
- What you are fueling your body with. Replace the foods that make you feel sluggish and fuzzy-headed with the ones that give you energy and a joy-full tummy.
It is always a good idea to write down all your personal uncluttering accomplishments so that when you are having a bad day, you can look back at your words and you’ll be able to see how much progress you’ve made.
Who you are today will become who you were tomorrow. Changing your present will change your past. I want to encourage you to move in the direction you want to be, one choice at a time.
You can do it! I believe in you!
Goodbye (to my personal clutter),