What we feed our minds is easily as important as what we feed our bodies.
Wholehearted is soulfood for your mind, a weekly observation to nudge your thinking and warm your heart.
Last weekend I spent a satisfying couple of hours shredding old accounts that dated back to 2009. Removing staples to feed the papers through the munching machine, I was constantly reminded of the events and purchases of that year.
Travel, books, events - at the time, it all seemed so important. And now? Not so much. With the passing years, it’s the equivalent of yesterday’s newspaper becoming today’s fish & chip wrapper.
Aside from the necessity of keeping accounting and legal records, we hold on to so much stuff that is rarely looked at and just fills up cupboards. From old receipts to handbooks for appliances that died years ago. From stacks of photos of places that you can’t name, to thousands of images stored in the cloud. Digital storage is fast becoming a bigger (and more invisible) problem than tangible stuff.
Unless you are a DIY fanatic, keeping things for a rainy day is an excuse. Over the years, it’s become apparent that I rarely use the things I keep and always need what I’ve passed on. A vexing version of Murphy’s Law, perhaps.
The fifth principle for a better life is Travelling Light. What no longer serves you? A physical cleanout is energising. A mental clearout is even better. What beliefs are holding you back? What would help you to move forward?
Are you in need of support to travel light? Join me on Tuesday 3rd December for a free overview of the Choosing Bold programme that starts in January. Email me for details!
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