We clear things out when we feel like we’ve over accumulated. When in a time of transition, we switch up our favorite things while letting go of others. When the seasons change, we adjust our wardrobe. This is all a natural part of accepting change & going with the flow. Making these shifts allows us to see the beauty in simplicity. We release what we no longer need and embrace the things that will better support us or excite us. But what if we didn’t need to wait for the seasons to change to embrace these things?
Much appreciation comes when we dive into transition. We’re able to see things more clearly in a state of acceptance rather than resistance. When we break down life into its simplistic nature, we better understand the things that occur- we also better understand our emotions & reactions. If we are receiving too much sensory stimulation through music, social interaction, media, or an information overload, then everything becomes clouded. In this state, our true self has much more to get through to be expressed.
A simple analogy to tie this together is the occurrence of me cleaning out my closet last week. Since moving, my closet space has gotten much smaller. Online, I see the perfect looking rooms with a small wardrobe seeming to conceal everything needed for the season’s wear. Although I know that room will never suite my needs, its good inspiration to really just get rid of all the excess crap in my closet so my best outfits can shine.
I couldn’t apply the rule “if you haven’t worn it all year, get rid of it”, because I knew there was too much clutter to let the good stuff be seen and worn. That was my new motivation to shed the excess- to let my best self shine. I no longer need multiple things that resemble each other, all in different tiers of worn-out. No more articles of clothing with holes and too many memories. As I reach the age of 25 & almost entering internship, I know my style must shift. Holding onto the things that brought me so much joy before, for only that reason, isn’t enough. As soon as I began to feel these realizations, it also felt so good & freeing to let go of my clothes.
Clearing the space in my closet allowed me to finally see the gems I have & appreciate them. Instead of being stressed that hangers will break by just trying to move jam-packed clothes on the rod, I can see my favorite pieces ready to show me a great day!
Our space reflects our mental state & vice versa. When too much is going on, we feel clouded. When too many things surround us, we can’t find the clean space to hear our own thoughts of clarity. Notice in your home, where things are too cluttered & reflect on how that makes you feel. Is it your closet, kitchen table, desk, car, or even backpack? Take the time to truly pick 1 space to clear and get excited to feel the difference. This feeling can be addictive, so make sure you dedicate your energy to just 1 space at a time to prevent burn out. Enjoy the clarity :)