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So often we keep items that no longer have relevance to who we are now.
We keep the guitar from those few lessons we tried, even though we know in our hearts we’ll never be a guitarist and we never really liked playing anyway.
We keep old, moth eaten stuffed toys from our childhood, even though we’ve grown up and become adults.
We keep items from a crafting project that failed, with the excuse that we might pick it up again, even though we know that we won’t.
We keep cheap souvenirs from a holiday that we’ve long since forgotten.
We keep clothes that don’t fit and are out of date, cosmetics that never worked for us, old computers and smartphones that barely work any more and that have long since been replaced.
These might have beens and once weres drag us down, holding us back from where we are now.
They stop us from seeing ourselves as we are, and prevent us from moving forward with our lives.
Become the person you are meant to be
Life is not static. None of us are the same person we were ten years ago, or even last week.
We all grow and change, and our interests and tastes grow and change too.
Accepting that life is change is necessary to achieve our full potential.
When we declutter, we demonstrate a willingness to leave the past behind, and to accept reality as it is, as we are now.
Declutter, simplify…and face reality. Don’t live in the past.