Immersive Wellness Innovator
You’ve made it! You’ve made it to a certain point in life, maybe a certain age where you have likely accumulated a lot of memories and a lot of possessions. I definitely have accumulated a lot of stuff, and a lot of really great stuff over time and over continents.
My next big project is to clean up and clean out the things that have given me amazing happiness in the past, but don’t have the same context in my future. By researching strategies to work through this process of cleaning out the cobwebs, I’m tidying up, organizing and making place for new and happy experiences.
Here are some ideas to help work through that process.
Visualize your future joy
Let your happiness guide. You’re the lifestyle that you would like to live going forward.
Maybe you feel that your best years are behind you, but now is a good time to fight those feelings! Instead visualize, strategize and realize the joy that is ahead. If you are in the process of looking at past memories, what was it about those memories that gave you joy? And when you figure that out, plan a way to replicate that joy in your current and future context. To aid imagining your ideal lifestyle, here is a link to Marie Kondo’s KonMari philosophy. Marie Kondo is one of the most influential authors on this subject and there is a lot of interesting content from her on YouTube or on Netflix for those with a subscription.
Become a minimalist
Living a light life is likely good for you and is definitely good for our environment. Why not try it? Reduce your carbon footprint, reduce the weight of your backpack. Here is a link to an interesting 30-day minimalist game to try out the process:
Clean up the chemicals and toxins around you
Do you have spices and seasonings and oils that have been sitting around in your home for years, but you still think are totally fine? Well, they may be fine, or actually they may not be. Food items can decompose, they can attract pests, and they can simply lose taste. Compost your old items and find a local and healthy source for new items. Or maybe you have a lot of cosmetics or health items that you feel are “natural” but may include chemical fragrances or toxins? Toss them out. Here is an interesting article on detoxing your home.
You’ve got this! You deserve the happiness that this process can deliver. I wish you the best in your life decluttering and replanting with new and joyful activities!
Lifestyle. Mental Wellbeing. Women’s Menopause.
Photo by Alexandra Gorn.