Declutter

Declutter

 

 

Declutter Bitch!

I know.  You hate me.  You only hate me because you know I’m right.  I feel your pain because I need to do it too! Declutter the clutter…both organizationally and personally.

Admit it.  You have junk to get rid of.  Whether it be an object that reminds you of an old boyfriend, stuff you no longer use or a box full of crap you “may need at a later date.”  I mean…how many pens do you really need? I say that because I just threw out a box of old ones that didn’t even work!  So let’s get to it.

Take a deep breath, beauty…and trash it!

  • Crap you haven’t used in years.  Or ever used.  Pens, nail polish, magazines, knick knacks.  Just throw them!
  • Crap in your kitchen that you haven’t used.  Like that artichoke pate that sounded so good that you bought 8 years ago.  (I just threw one out…ewww)
  • Clothes you haven’t worn.  Or worn in years.  Or clothes that are/were favorites of yours that have holes in them that are beyond repair.
  • Gifts from an old boyfriend.
  • Your inbox.  Unsubscribe to anything that isn’t truly necessary.
  • Contacts in your address book that you never see, hurt you or dated that you MUST delete.
  • Old technology.  You have the replacements.  Get rid of it!
  • Beauty Junkies:  stuff for your skin you never use.
  • Your car: Clean out your glove compartment and replace with travel essentials.

Why?  As a sign to the Universe that you are over it.  You are ready to move on.  Invite new things, new loves, experiences into your life and home.  You are done with what the “old clutter” represents.  You want the NEW!!!!!

Great Goddess.  Not so easy.

Just start.  One box.  One room.  One little area that needs your undivided “declutter attention.”  Eventually the whole house will be cleansed of your clutter. Baby steps to proceed to the whole project being done!  With each little piece of clutter you dispose of you take weight off of you.  A little bit here and there and you will feel lighter and freer.  Doesn’t that sound cool?

So go ahead beauty…chip away each day at a little clutter in your life.  You will be thankful.  Gotta go and clear my inbox now.  Love, Goddess

Suggested Reading:

  1. What are the Health Benefits of Meditation?
  2. Test Drive a Relationship?
  3. Bitch Lifestyle the Manual

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Play it Forward

play it forward
Awesome image from Living a Sun Shine Life

 

 

Play it Forward.

Two weeks ago I was in Marshalls.  I’m in line.  The lady in front of me hands me her gift card.  She says to me:  “It only has $5 left on it but I want you to have it.” Of course I was surprised.  Of course I was grateful.  I told her thank you and I would “Play it Forward” with someone else.  We agreed that it was a great idea.

A couple weeks go by.  I have “Play it Forward” on my to do list.  I know that sounds a bit weird.  I mean…am I really so busy that I have to remember to do a kind thing to someone?  I am but, for some reason it wasn’t so easy.  I had to write it down so I wouldn’t forget.  You see…I would be out and about and deep down I knew the perfect thing would happen.  And it wasn’t.  It felt weird that the “perfect way” to Play it Forward did not appear to me.  Examples:

  • I could pay for the toll in back of me.  There was never anyone in back of me!
  • I saw a cute little old lady at a bar.  I thought I could buy her a drink. Then I saw her paying her bill.  (Not good timing)
  • When I see a service person I will pay for a drink. (Not a one in sight)

So…I just stopped thinking about it.  I decided to trust.  Trust that the perfect way to Play it Forward would just happen.

And it DID!  I was in Fresh Market tonight.  I finished paying and looked behind me.  There she was.  The lady from Marshalls!  So I took out a $5 bill.  I looked at the lady from Marshalls and said:

“Hi!”  She instantly recognized me and I gave her a big smile and I gave the cashier the $5 and said “Play it Forward.”  We had a chuckle and she gave me a hug.  We agreed to continue to Play it Forward with others.  With all the negativity out there…how fun is this?  I would love it if each and every one of us chose someone to give $5 to.  Something small. Just give.  And just say “Play it Forward,” to whomever you give to. What cool things would happen?  What cool people would we meet?  How cool it is to make a little fun for other people?  Wanna play?  YES!  When you do, please share what you did and what fun thing happened in return!  Can’t wait to hear from you!  Love Goddess

Suggested Reading:

  1. Honesty Serves Your Inner Goddess
  2. Call Me
  3. Courses at Bitch University

© S Stevens Life Strategies