Declutter Your Life in December

As we quickly approach the end of a year and the start of a new decade, it’s so important to not only purge our closets – but also old ideals and thoughts that no longer serve us. The holidays can have us in a whirlwind, but make sure you’re taking some time to make room for the things you’ve worked so very hard for. Use these tips below to jumpstart your journey in 2020.

Unsubscribe from unwanted emails

Sales, gimmicks and everything in between can find their way in our inboxes. It’s something about the word ‘only’ that makes us feel as if that purchase won’t carry us too far from our financial goals. However, falling victim to these emails week over week can push whatever goals we have further out of reach. Take the time to unsubscribe from any type of emails that don’t align with where you want to go physically, mentally or financially. 

Narrow your focus

Even though we use computers and other technology devices multiple times a day, our brain is not a hard drive that can store tons of information! Target and write out your focuses by month, quarter and year. Seeing these on a regular basis will help drive any impulses you will feel or fight the urges to backtrack. Tunnel vision is important in every single season of your life.  

Learn how to say ‘no’

This can either be an easy task for some or very difficult for others. Learning how to say no when it benefits you is a huge part of discipline. Of course you can treat yourself and enjoy life; deprivation is never the goal. View it as preservation – you are preserving your thoughts and energy to the things that matter most.

Clean your social media feed

Social media has many benefits but can also breed feelings of inadequacy, insufficient and judgement. Are there things you see that no longer fit with where you want to be or maybe things you’ve outgrown? There’s absolutely no harm in cleansing what you would like to see. If you need to be more in tune with motivational pages or things that accelerate you personally – load up on those things! Don’t be afraid to part with accounts or people as you walk into this new year.

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