(I have to remind myself to do things like this fairly often; it's apparently my lifelong lesson, which means I have to learn it over and over again. Or practice the realizations that I had at some point prior.)
So, this means looking at many different aspects of my life and asking simple/hard questions.
- What have I been saving that has outlived any potential for its use?
- What have I been holding on to "just in case..."?
- Do I have expectations (of myself, of life, of whatever) that I have outgrown? That are holding me back? That are no longer relevant?
- What habits need to be broken? Begun?
- Where do I waste? Where could I save? Where should I expend or give more?
I've thus far been bravest in the realm of stuff - much has been donated, some has been tossed, some has been sold. It helps that we're moving soon - the impetus behind stripping down to what we need and enjoy the most is particularly strong and also urgent.
Of the more internal work, I find myself thinking a lot about what I assign as my "shoulds" - and coming to the pointed realization that I need to throw many of these away, too. The next few weeks (months?) are going to be about unburdening and disconnecting from some no-longer-necessary patterns.