When you think of eliminating, the 1st thing that probably comes to mind is getting rid of your possessions, decluttering your house. But eliminating is more than purging yourself of things you have acquired, it’s looking at your life as a whole and figuring out which pieces fit and which don’t. Life changes, and with the changes we need to take a step back and ask ourselves some important questions:
* What adds value & meaning to your life right now? Stay in the present
* What isn’t working for us & the reason why?
* What isn’t necessary….what is taking up valuable space that you can replace with something more meaningful or things that add value?
* What causes you more stress & pain? Can you replace it with things that bring you joy & happiness?
For me I wrote it all down, since I’m a visual person. Then began to see a theme of doing things that I didn’t look forwards to, that was draining me which in turn didn’t leave much for the people I love. So, one thing I worked on was slowing down, in order to give the better me to my family not the tired me. They are the most important people in my life and I needed to show them this.
Once you ask yourself and find your answers, then you can start eliminating possessions, activities, work, relationships etc. that doesn’t work. Life changes quickly , which is why we need to stop and spring clean our lives every so often, in order to keep the things important to us close. All too often, life can get in the way, blocks us from the things we want to do, and before we know it, it’s too late.
Today marks the 4th day of a month-long challenge that I’m taking part in called Blogging A to Z. If you’re looking me up on the list, I am #1100. My theme for this month is simple living. Are you doing the challenge? Leave me a comment so I can follow along. Feel free to share with me any ideas, thoughts, or topics of interest you would like me to cover. Join me each day for my Living Intentionally Simple A to Z.
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