Clean Out The Closets of Your Life
Clean out the closets of your life. Have you ever looked at the clothes in your closet with a critical eye: the bargain shoes in the wrong color or that hurt your feel when you wear them; the expensive suit you got on sale that never fit; the “great” shirt that was a gift that you never really liked?
I had all of those items in my closet and then some. One day I really looked at my closet and realized that I only wore a small percentage of what was taking up lots of space in my closet. I used to hold high profile positions that required three piece skirt and pant suits. I no longer wear three piece suits and, honestly, rarely do. Why do I hold on to them? Memories of my former jobs? I cleaned out my closet and donated those expensive suits and other things that no longer fit me and no longer fit into my life. I felt so much happier and lighter with all the excess gone. Now the clothes I wear make me feel and look great and more reflect who I am today (more casual and less uptight), and project the image I like.
Your clothes closet isn’t the only hiding place for things in your life. You have a self-image closet too. Take a serious look at what you find there. Try cleaning it out. Throw out ideas that no longer fit your lifestyle or your experiences.
Clean your closet of certain friends as well — the ones who have become acquaintances. Too often we spend our energies with people whose interests have grown apart from ours. The ones that zap our energies and aren’t positive influences in our life. More of a drain than a gain.
Clean the negative people out of your life’s closet. Some people cannot accept your achievements, insisting it’s only a “fluke” when you finally attain a great goal. Their own insecurities require them to shoot other people down. It is time to let them know you are proud of your achievements, and then move on to someone
who will support you in your endeavors.
Closets may be hiding places for our clothes and ideas, but they are also where we store the building blocks for our daily lives. Don’t let them get cluttered with outdated ideas. It is said that our external circumstances are an outward manifestation of our insides.
Clean out your life of anything and anyone negative and doesn’t represent who you are and what your values are. When you clean out your physical closets and inner closets, you enjoy more the person that you are.
Believe In Yourself,
Certified Life Coach, Weight Loss Surgery Coach
Certified Back On Track Facilitator