Life Lessons

LETTING GO

One principle I love to practice in my life, especially physically, is that of decluttering.

As much as I love keeping stuff (physically) and memories (mentally), I also know when I’ve held on long enough, and when to let go without regrets, having fully maximized their utility.

It gets to a point, when certain stuff, if kept for too long, start constituting trash, become junk and become a general nuisance in your life (physically and mentally).

You generally won’t have enough space for every single thing, you sometimes need to let go of some stuff in order to give yourself some much needed room and space (physically (like breathing) & mentally).

There will always be a time you need to let go of the old to make room for the new…

Many times, we wonder why we’re not getting new stuff (I’m sure we know by now that I don’t just mean physically, I mean in diverse ways and areas), but it’s simply because we’re holding onto some old stuff we should have let go of.

There are times when the old and the new just can’t coexist together, sometimes, there’s simply not enough room for both.

For example, I need new clothes, but everytime I look at my closet, there’s just no room for any addition. Then I realize there are stuff just occupying space, which have actually become useless for various reasons, that I need to get rid of, in order to have room for any new clothes.

It’s often really difficult to move on or make progress in life when you’re simply carrying around too much baggage (physical, emotional, mental…).

Baggage just doesn’t make life any easier. For example, I moved from one house to another. However, instead of getting rid of some of my excess stuff, and disposing them before moving, I carry all of my stuff, both relevant & irrelevant (useless) to the new house. Thereby giving myself unnecessary physical stress, that could have been avoided, if only I’d gotten rid of my junk and decluttered my life.

I hope you all get my drift by now.
So the point is: to practice decluttering your life on a regular basis; quarterly, biannually, annually etc.

It is a healthy habit to keep and develop, making progress in life easier.

A key component, is knowing when to let go without regrets. You know this when you have given your all and made the most out of that thing, you know when you’ve maximized the value and potential of that thing, you know when there’s really nothing left you can do with that thing other than to let it go.

P.S- My examples are mundane happenings in my life from which I see to draw out life lessons.
N.B- Life teaches us lessons from our seemingly mundane experiences in it. Pay attention 😉, don’t just breeze through the happenings…

Love and Grace,

Zizi

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#decluttering

21 thoughts on “LETTING GO”

  1. True Zizi, sometimes we hold on to the old stuffs thinking perhaps it could come in handy in the future but knowing deep down that it wont.
    I think decluttering has to be a conscious effort and it is not just about physical things like you said.

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  2. This is a great lesson dear.
    We all need to learn how to let go of stuff..
    I do it a lot physically because I hate clutter but I need to move it into other areas of my life too.
    Thanks so much dear. 😍

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  3. Decluttering is fundamental to achieve effective and adequate growth and development. This is clarified by the book of wisdom : there is time for everything : time to gather things together and time to scatter, let go or lose things.

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  4. Well done my dear, decluttering is a good thing to do periodically in order to move forward in life, but to help achieve better and much more comes the need to unlearn some things which had been learnt in the past while growing up and doing stuffs. Those things that are no more useful maybe due to present age, new status, a better job, health matters, change in life style, need to diet,etc. These call for learning new ways of getting things done for much more Results/outcomes.

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    1. Thanks for the reminder dear.

      Decluttering should be a regular practice, especially that of the mind and emotions. Unfortunately, many of us were not taught or raised with this practice. We go about carrying beliefs and mindsets that are weighing us down, sabotaging our progress.

      If only we can constantly evaluate how we think, what we believe, and make the necessary adjustments, discarding what does not work and embracing more of what works, we will make significant progress.

      You’re doing a great job here BTW.

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  5. Thanks for the reminder dear.

    Decluttering should be a regular practice, especially that of the mind and emotions. Unfortunately, many of us were not taught or raised with this practice. We go about carrying beliefs and mindsets that are weighing us down, sabotaging our progress.

    If only we can constantly evaluate how we think, what we believe, and make the necessary adjustments, discarding what does not work and embracing more of what works, we will make significant progress.

    You’re doing a great job here BTW.

    Liked by 1 person

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