A Guide To Lighten Your Life

When we are Immersed in day-to-day life, busy with work, kids, obligations, and routine, things tend to build up around us. The clutter creeps in, the days rush by, and we get used to putting off, and getting by.

Then when something unordinary happens that requires more of our time, space, or energy, we wonder what we will have to give. Life often calls for a reset.

These ideas might help

Times are tough

You feel overwhelmed

The seasons changing

Your experiencing a big change

After you complete a big project

When you need more time, space and energy

Our external surroundings have a big effect on our internal feelings and well-being. When you work from a place, it might be more challenging to put your thoughts together and stay focused. Finding a moment of peace and quiet can be challenging.

While much of our life is not completely within our control, we can take steps to create a lighter atmosphere so we can better handle the heavy stuff.

You don’t have to let go yet, but give yourself a chance to live in a clutter-free home or at least a clutter-free room where you spend the most time. Walk through your home with a box or two or three and fill it with anything you not using. Tape up the boxes and put them out of sight. Now that you are starting with nearly a blank slate, you can decide what you can add, if anything to lighten the space.

Live in your new space for 30 days and then decide if you want to bring any of the stuff you deemed useless back if you don’t miss it, or don’t remember what’s in the boxes, let it go.

Create a Space for Your Daily Luggage

If you come home and throw your purse, keys, or briefcase on the kitchen table or couch, create a dedicated space for each. A charging station for phones, or electronics in another room hooks in the closet or a drawer just for stuff that has no place, will help with the transition from the chaotic outside world to the inside of your clean peaceful home.

Add Light

Look around your home and identity opportunities to add light or better light. Open the blinds, light candles, replace dingy lights with soft white lights. Adding light to your home will add lightness to your mood and attitude.

Trade The Evening News For Some Soft Music.

Play your own music, or create a playlist on Pandora or somewhere else that free. The news may be to keep you informed, but it’s also heavy with doom and gloom. If you must catch up on the news with a quick recap mid-day and avoid breaking news drama. It only makes to depressed and worried about something that you can do nothing about.

Declare Phone-free Zones or Times

Ban phones from your bedroom or computers after dinner, and especially during dinner. Spend time talking and doing things with your family, find a time that works well for everyone. If a whole night seems impossible to agree on, start with an hour, or space where everyone agrees to show up without their devices.

Take A Little Walk

It doesn’t need to be to burn calories. Walk to meet your neighbors, be seen as part of your community. Next time to finish dinner before rushing to get the dishes done, or get the kids ready for bed, or finish your work, tale a walk and really see who’s living around you.

These ideas are a reminder that things don’t have to be so heavy, and you can choose how to view your life and the world. Lighten up your life.

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