I’m moving to California for a few months to support my US book launch and I’ve been purging things that I don’t need for the trip. I’ve been choosing just one of three pairs of sunglasses, just a handful of favorite tops, just my most flattering jeans, my coziest sweaters etc. The amazing thing that I’ve noticed is that my picks are just the the items that I wear day to day anyway. My favorite things are the items that make me feel the best, look the best and that I get the most wear out of. “If I don’t do a bit of a strut in it – ditch it!” That was my battle cry.
Why have three pairs of sunglasses when I only really wear one pair? If I had saved the money on the other sunglasses, sweaters I don’t wear of jeans that sit in the corner of my closet, I’d be sitting on a nice pile of cash. If I only have one pair to look after, I won’t lose it either. Plus, I’m only getting any pleasure from the clothes that I wear. Clothes in the back of my closet don’t contribute to me feeling like a million bucks when I’m walking into a power meeting!
Purging feels amazing! I had friends go through them, I sold the hipster coveted items to the funky thrift store and the rest went to the Sally Ann! It feels awesome to be lean and mean stuff wise. I’ve still got the clothes that I feel amazing in and I even made some money and helped out some folk. What is more of a win win than that.
I feel like having lots of stuff around makes me feel cumbersome in life. There is nothing better than feeling light and fancy free of things. Things really are just things. We load clothes with so many emotions. Rebound skirt, muscle shirt, break up jeans, or fat pants. They’re just clothes. And by ditching them that don’t make you feel 100% is like ditching all of those negative feelings you associate with them. Off you go weekend warrior baby-t.
Choose your favorite things and pitch the rest. You’ll feel like a million bucks everyday and streamlined.
Have an awesome week,