Feeling out of balance this holiday season? Do the holidays bring you more anxiety than affable feels? Whenever I feel anxious, I assess my surroundings. If I am living amongst chaos or clutter, I take a deep breath and tackle the main need. What part of my house is the biggest offender? What feeling is evoked when I step into that space? If it’s not one of calm and cool, it’s time to make change!
Is it your closet? When was the last time you packed a garbage bag full of clothes, shoes, accessories to donate? If it’s been 6 months or more, it’s time to purge and pack. Clearing out your space is a cleansing experience, physically and mentally. Sometimes it’s tough to say goodbye to those boots or that amazing sweater, but stick to this rule of thumb: Have you worn it this season or even last? If the answer is no, say sayonara my friend. Making space to breath and creating a calmer closet permeates outside those 4 walls. If you’re really adventurous, instead of donating, sell your clothes/items online…never know if the 2010 J. Crew V-neck could afford you new sandals!
OR Is it your bathroom? How old are those little bottles of shampoo you got as a free gift? Is your toilet paper under the sink sticking to your uncapped toothpaste? Whatever it may be, our bathrooms can quickly accumulate stress and chaos. Take everything out from underneath your sink and follow these 3 simple steps: