“To make a new habit stick you need to make room in your life for it. Instead of worrying about how you are going to fit it all in, start letting go of the things, people and activities in your life that aren’t giving back. What can you say no to so you can say yes to prioritizing your health and happiness.”
I just read this on this blog today. It is very timely as we are trying to implement new habits and routines and get rid of clutter. Saying no is hard and so is delaying gratification. Our first response is to go out and buy what we need right then, even if it isn’t right or something we really need. Learning to wait and see if it is something you really want and need takes time and practice but it makes that item mean so much more when you know its value and purpose.
Learning to prioritize and taking the time to figure out what you value is not easy.As our get rid of pile is growing so is our ability to breathe. To envision what our life could be like and what we can do with our time when we are not in crises mode all the time. When we are no longer owned by stuff. What new things will we try? What will we do as a family? Where will we travel first? Possibilities are amazing and knowing that these things can and may happen is even better!