Too often we don’t live our dreams, reasons vary from lack of time, money, energy or we are scared to step outside our comfort zone; and worry what others might think or say.
On my recent trip to Europe I fulfilled so many of my life’s visions, and in some instances, I stepped well and truly outside my comfort zone. The pleasure for me was removing doubt, fear and anxiety each and every time I conquered things, that in the past had stopped me from living my dreams.
Our clutter is not always physical stuff
We have a knack of building walls around us to keep out the scary stuff, holding in the self-doubt, self-loathing and sadly we are missing out of some the really good stuff.
While traveling through the UK, France and Switzerland it was a joy to witness so many people living their dreams. There was one in particular occasion that touch my heart, it was on the day I visited the Eiffel Tower. It was a bitterly cold January day, I was rugged up in thermals, jacket, hat, gloves and scarf to keep out the biting wind. There was a young woman dressed for warmer conditions; a black tulle whimsical skirt, black and white horizontal striped stretch top and ballet slippers.
She certainly drew attention and snickers of others visiting the tower, but what crossed my mind was, she envisaged herself sipping Champaign at the Eifel Tower dressed in her dream outfit, but I take my hat off to her for doing it, snickers and all, she was living her dream.
Block out the dream takers
How often do you switch off the critics, social media, TV, drop the magazines and pay attention to your dreams and desires?
What is the worse thing that can happen if you let go of “stuff” that limits you from living the life you want?
Do you want to get to the end of your life and realise you have lived someone else’s dream?
What is wrong with your own thoughts, dreams and wishes?
I relate it back to one my favorite movies Shirley Valentine, a bored housewife who had forgotten who she was, forgotten her dreams, until she said enough was enough; Shirley took a bold step to reclaim the life she wanted.
This is the Year
Eco Organisers® motto for 2018 is “This is the year”, lets face it life is too short to waste, no more putting things off, this is the year to rethink and reorganise and start living the life you want, not what others expect, but what you want.
See it, say it action it
By answering these questions, you start to take ownership of things or people that block you from living the life you want.
When we live in a cluttered world, often we don’t see what stops us from living the life we want, until it starts to affect our relationships, health, finances and well-being.
Take a moment and focus on you and what you need and want in your life. This is not selfish, consider it an invest in your greatest asset…YOU!
Be brave, it’s time to take your Shirley Valentine leap of faith, believe in yourself and go for it
Five top tips to let go of the clutter and start living your dreams
- What areas of my life do I want to regain control over?
Example: Finances. Time management. Less clutter in my home. To feel respected and listened to.
- What stops me from taking control over it?
Example: Time. Money. Energy. Doubt. Scared. Unsure where to start. Worried what others might think or say. Poor health.
- What am I grateful for and really appreciate in my life right NOW?
Example: My mates. Good health. A job that inspires me. My four-legged friend
- What does my life look like beyond my current situation?
Example: I play tennis twice a week. I get to sleep in, I have my credit card under control, I am living my dream life.
- What am I prepared to give up to start living my dreams?
Example: Stop listening to negative thoughts and comments. Set limits on how long I spend on social media. Add a no junk mail sticker to my letter box to stop junk mail coming into my home and enticing me to buy more stuff.
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