Let It Go!

At the end of the year, I like to take some time for myself to get organized. My office is usually a disaster from all of the projects I’ve been working on for the holidays and I feel overly stressed from all the clutter around me. It’s time to regroup and get prepared for the New Year, because when January 2 hits, I’ll be back at work again and I want to be ready to take on the challenges of the New Year.

For that reason, I’ve spent that last few days getting rid of junk…all the stuff I haven’t used during the year…maybe even for a few years. I take a look at my clothes and get my Goodwill bag ready with all those shirts, shoes and other items I haven’t worn and can donate to charity. I sometimes hate to part with some of them because they’re still in good shape, but I know I won’t wear them anymore and maybe someone else will.

I dumped out the junk drawer, which everyone seems to have, and organized it so I can at least find what’s in it and got rid of the actual junk that I know I won’t ever use. I’ve also purged old files and papers I don’t need anymore. I even cleaned out the pantry and got rid of items I know we’ll never eat and organized it so I can now find what I’m looking for. When I’m going through my closets and attic, I decide whether I can recycle an item, sell it or donate it. And some things just need to go directly into the trash.

It’s a tedious job purging and decluttering, but once it’s done and I’ve removed the garbage bags and vacuumed the floor, I can sit back and view my actual desk surface, which has been covered for quite some time. I get this feeling of peace that comes over me because it feels good getting rid of my excess stuff that’s been weighing me down. My stress starts to melt away…at least for a few hours until my life becomes crazy again.

Now is a great time, during the cold winter months, when you’re stuck indoors most of the time, to simply “let it go.” By that I mean to let go of the stuff that you really don’t need anymore. Declutter your home, your office, or even your life. Get rid of the things, the people, and the baggage in your brain that have become unhealthy for you. The New Year is rapidly approaching and you want to be poised and ready to jump on new opportunities, exciting adventures, and keen insights that will propel you through the year ahead!

Have a Happy and Healthy New Year

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