The Year of the Monkey: Out With The Old
Updated: Apr 26, 2019
Instead of the usual Happy New Year post, I decided to wait until January was out the way. Why? February's a much better month. You've been paid. The mornings are getting lighter. The evenings are getting lighter too. Winter's nearly over...erhem and Spring is on its way. What are you talking about you may ask? Well, my daffs are coming up and when I was out for a run last week I saw blossoms on trees and even one daff in bloom being all yellow and daffy...that surely means Spring is nearly here. Seriously though, poor things, I suspect they're in for a shock when the weather turns again.
The Chinese New Year of the Monkey is starting this week. Some are glad to turn their back on the old year, and looking forward to this new year with resolve and possibly excitement. This is a good time of year for reassessing what doesn't work for you and what you want to change. New Year...out with the old, in with the new.
Have you noticed anything about your home (or your office)? Are you in need of a good sort out. You know on a subtle level, if there's no physical space in your home or your office environment, there's no space to grow and to let new wonderful things come into your life.
So where to start? What do you wish for yourself in the Year of the Monkey. Could it be that you yearn for more space? Would love to be better organised? Want to be able to put your hands on that book/piece of paper/important document/set of keys/other sock? How much time could you save if you could find whatever you're looking for and quickly? You know that saying "a place for everything, and everything in its place"? Have to say I've found this to be so true. It starts to become less stressful as you no longer have to hunt and hunt for 'that thing' you need right now.
The big decision is making a decision to start, wherever you are, no matter how much stuff you have, no matter how . Choose a small area to get decluttering. Somewhere like a drawer, a shelf, part of the floor. Once you're done, you're bound to feel better, and wouldn't it feel great to carry on to the next drawer, shelf or part of the floor. If you'd love some help with this, let me know. Hiring a professional declutterer, can speed the process and empower you to get the job done.
Kung hei fat choy
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