Declutter your life

For everything there is a season.
A time for every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born,
And a time to die;
A time to plant,
And a time to pluck what is planted;
A time to kill,
And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
And a time to build up;
A time to weep,
And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
And a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones,
And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace,
And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to gain,
And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
And a time to throw away;
A time to tear,
And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,
And a time to speak;
A time to love,
And a time to hate;
A time of war,
And a time of peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

This morning I’m up early, thinking I had a Zoom call with my Noom coach for my health. As I often have done in my life, I got my days and times mixed up so have realized my appointment is not until tomorrow morning.

However I want to blog today about how good it feels to let go of groups or activities that take up time in life yet caused me stress of time being given to causes I no longer have an interest in.

Such as, a neighborhood group I was the secretary for, where I had to take the minutes of the meetings and create the newsletter among other things, has finally been let go from my life.

The people were nice, don’t get me wrong, but I know I’ll be moving out of the city I live in here in Washington state to another sizable city in Washington so I no longer want to be wrapped up in city news and how it’s effecting my neighborhood.

One less group to belong to and all the accompanying tasks I had volunteered to do. It helps me relax so I can focus on other things.

Another thing I let go is from managing an online social group around news in my city that I started when I was attempting to start a local news company. It didn’t get going due to my having another day job that took all the prime hours I could have been contacting people to gather information for news stories. It got to be too much. That social media group on NextDoor was a pain. Someone stepped up and took the reigns and I haven’t been back since.

I can’t tell you how much better I feel to let those things go.

I encourage you to prioritize your lives if you haven’t already and let the things go that drain your energy and aren’t’ really serving you.

It may feel awkward to do so, but let them go. You may have time to relax, and find you have more energy and are happier during the day!

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