I love reading blogs and one of my favourites is Miss Minimalist… As I was browsing her blog I came across an amazing post called Declutter your fantasy self. Where she rightly points out that sometimes a lot of the junk and clutter we accumulate is linked with who we feel like we ‘should’ be rather than who we are!
It’s up to us who we want to be, we are ever evolving. But there are things that will always sit outside our real selves. So here I go decluttering my fairy tale or fantasy self 🙂 and all the material clutter that comes along with our fairy tale selves.
I should be fit. I would loooove to have a treadmill, yoga mat, ballet bar and wall mirror… But I rarely do more than a 30 minute work out unless I’ve got a personal trainer stood with me. So if I want to get fit… I know I need to invest in a PT rather than an in home gym equipment.
I should paint. I recently let go of (re-homed) all my paints, art paper etc to a budding young artist. When ever I do art, I like to sketch the most so I never really need more than a pencil and piece of paper. You’ll have seen my Art of Energy Logo, I sketched that fairy one Christmas time when I was super relaxed.
I should be beautiful. Other things like the number of hair products I used to have, I had them because I felt like I ‘should’ do something to make myself beautiful. But the relief when I gave up and just accepted I have straight hair… End of!! I now only curl my hair (I looove curly hair) when I’m going somewhere nice and have ages to get ready. Same with make up, I never really got into wearing make up everyday but I had accumulated all sorts of beautiful make up because I bought into the idea that one day I might just be glamorous (FYI: I’m still totally open to that happening but I’m not expecting it anymore) so I keep things simple with a tinted moisturiser, bit of mascara and eye pencil when I feel like it. Other days its just good old aveeno cream moisturiser my favourite moisturiser!
Other junk that belonged to my fairy tale self… My old diaries, I was buying into the idea that my past had some kind of deep truth to teach me or maybe one day I’d write it all up in a book. Truthfully I had a quick look through… I’ve remembered the important things and thankfully forgotten a lot of the fluff e.g. Sarah and Clive are now together, but Sophie fancies Clive too (blah blah blah teenage melodrama). So I burned my diaries at the beginning of this year! It was very liberating!!
I think it was liberating because I was letting go of my fairytale self and my past self and embracing whoever I am right now today! A fun loving, straight haired, non exercising, non glamorous lady who loves to write, dance and share my spiritual gifts with the world.
Gosh that’s liberating to say!!
What aspirational clutter have you got weighing you down?