In recent year it seems that cleansing took the US (or at least San Fran and NY) by storm. A lot of my friends went through some kind of cleansing process. The idea of cleansing is to clean the body from all the toxic that accumulated in it for years.
As many of you know, my life today are on a crossroads. As part of it, in the next few dyas I’ll be moving apartment. Future location is stil unknown. As a veteran mover (Just in recent years I lived in 7 different apartments in 3 different continents) I already know that the secret for a good move is to be able to get rid of all the junk we accumulate in our life. But this time, I decided to take it to the extreme and practice a life Cleansing.
It’s like what Brad Pit say in “Fight Club” – the things we own turn to actually own us. Maybe, sometimes we need to know to let go and simply start fresh. Cleanse our life from our old stuff, habits and our old us.
So while packing my life this time, I put down a strict set of rules:
- If I didn’t use/wear it for the last year, this item go to donations/garbage.
- If I didn’t use/wear it for the last six months, the item will go to a separate pile. In the end, half of the things on this pile have to go for donation or be thrown away.
- Anything that comes in multiplies (like a bunch of sets of wine glasses for example), must be cut off by at least 70%.
Yes. It is hard to get rid from all the things that somehow feel that defined me for a long time. But hopefully, the result of this ritual will be a better, more streamline, new me.