When I think of birthdays, I think of a second chance for resolutions & self growth. And if your birthday is on New Years, I guess you have double the chance. haha. My 30th birthday is coming up on August 9th. Shoutout to all my fellow leos out there! And making it to this milestone is a pretty big deal. Not to say I’m going to become a totally different person when the clock strikes midnight but I do see it as an excuse to make a few changes. It’s time to do a decluttering sesh not just on my closet but my entire life. On Monday I’ll go more in depth what I’ve learned up to this point but today I simply want to discuss how there’s always time to make a change. And these milestones should be a time where we reflect on where we’ve been & what we want to do next. Let go of the old & welcome the new. Here’s why you should declutter before your next birthday.
We Are Always Evolving
When people accuse me of changing, I’m always like, “good I should be.” I would be pretty discouraged if I was the same person I was in my early 20’s for example. Life’s obstacles & situations are automatically changing us whether we realize it or not. What we liked to listen to a few years ago, what we wore & even how we acted may not resonate with us at this present moment. So, like any decluttering session, we have to evaluate what should stay & what should go. Some things have an expiration date & we need to honor that. Make room for new hobbies, new styles & even new people. These changes will ultimately help us evolve into the people we wish to become.
It Stops Us From Being Stuck in the Past
I think the times I’ve felt most in a rut either personally or creatively it’s because I hold onto too much of my past. I don’t allow myself to fully shed those chapters. I think sometimes the longer of history you have with someone or even a material item, it’s harder to let it go. Or you don’t allow it to shift into a different direction. There is no rule that states you have to remain a certain way forever. Going along with the first point, to allow yourself to evolve you have to be open to the idea of letting go of the past.
The Accumulation of Junk is Never Ending
Speaking mostly about material items now, I’ve noticed it’s a never ending cycle. At some point you will always be bagging up something to be donated or trashed. So, having these set moments like before a birthday is a great time to look at what you have in your home & do a proper clean out. With mine being at the end of summer, it’s rather convenient because I’m always doing a seasonal clear out anyway. Currently, I’m making room for my fall fashion favorites & possibly bringing in a few new pieces & products as well. I think it’s perfectly fine to treat yourself especially before a birthday.
Starting Fresh Always Feels Good
Anytime I’m starting with a clean slate, I feel like the possibilities are endless. I can become whoever I want to be no matter how past me may have looked or acted. And I think we have to remember we can start fresh as many times as we need. Like the quote says, “tomorrow is another day” , there is always a chance for something new. So, for me, as I’m getting days aways from my 30th birthday I’m headed with a new mindset. I want to be open to all the possibilities my 30’s have to offer. I want to be kinder to myself & even be a little more selfish when it comes to my happiness. I tend to focus too hard on others when I let myself flounder. I hope to find a healthier balance. I want to leave the past in the past & keep moving forward. I want to walk into my 30’s with the greatest sense of self worth & confidence. I no longer want the comments of others to break me down. For those who walk out my life I let them with grace & no longer take those choices to heart. I wish to simply be more at peace, open to adventure & no longer have my happiness be taken away.
What do you wish to let go of before your next birthday? What are your goals?