Although the weather in NYC has tricked us and is back to chilling winter days – the sun is still shining and spring is around the corner. In anticipation of the fresh start of a new season I’ve slowly begun my spring cleaning. As I make my way through the apartment I discover memories from different times in my life. Stopping every so often so I can enjoy the photos, letters, and other nostalgic items.
At first spring cleaning felt overwhelming, but now as I pick small sections of my apartment at a time I feel as though it is a nice time of reflection on my own. Organizing my outer life is allowing my internal self to organize as well. After coming back from the yoga retreat in Bali I found my mind a little clouded. Now as I clear away the clutter I am able to clear away the clutter in my thoughts as well.
A refreshing task I have myself doing is getting rid of things that are no longer necessary – old clothes, chipped or broken dishes, extra copies of statements, etc. Letting go of some things are more challenging than others. At times I convince my self that I will wear the clothes again, but in reality if I haven’t put it on the past two years there is not need to keep it in my closet.
Live Light Practice:
Take 20 min in your closet and pick out at least 3 items that you have worn in the past year or two. Take the items and donate them to a local charity.