September 2016 Editor's Note: Why It's Important to Routinely Declutter Your Life
Believe it or not, Fall is here. September 22nd to be exact! It's the official "back to the grind" month for most, and also one of the most enchanting times for change. Some are headed back to school and others back to work, but the common denominator is that we are all entering the last quarter of the year. Sizzling hot temperatures begin to calm, leaves will transform, new fashion trends will debut, and a new hair look just might be underway. And by now, you have probably accumulated a lot of uneccesary "extra stuff" with us being about two months ahead of half of the year. "Stuff" that serves no purpose in your life currently should be let go of. Like now. Let me explain...
When I say, "stuff," I'm not talking about the new car you bought or that pair of shoes you have been slaying all season. I am referring to everything from the 10 lipsticks you barely wear to the friendships or people that no longer serve a purpose in your life. This kind of clutter is delaying you from being the best version of yourself. For example, if you have about 8 different mascaras on your vanity and only tend to use maybe 3 of those...guess what? It's time to let go of the others. It is just taking up space that could be used for something else you really like or just to keep your vanity from looking a hot janky mess. Maybe it is a weird relationship with someone who brings more stress rather than happiness to your life? Who has time for that?! Slowly but surely start politely distancing yourself. Why? Because, you need mental space. You need mental clarity.
You'd be surprised at the amount of things that probably subconsciously stress you out because you are so used to just going with the flow. But, I promise, you would be much happier if you strategically only focused on cherishing the things that allow you to perform at your highest state of mind. Stop saying yes to everything else, but no to yourself. Time to purge all that "stuff" weighing you down to allow more room for "your best life ever" to finally take center stage. Make these last four months of 2016 your own. - Tweet This!
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