The end of the year brings with it a unique yet frenetic busyness. I don’t want to give you something more to do but living by the principles of vinyasa means coming to some closure at the end of the year is vital.
The whole idea of finishing well is the same as great punctuation. Putting a full stop where it belongs. Finishing a thought stream at the end of a paragraph.Getting ready to start a new paragraph with gusto and enthusiasm. That is how we can think about finishing the year.
Are you great at starting things and dodgy at finishing? Are there countless unfinished projects lying around your house? Could this be an ongoing theme in your life? Stay tuned for some insights around this plus some action plans to finish the year with some satisfying completion. That way you have a clean slate to start the year with. How awesome might that be?!
Space Clearing (Physical & Digital)
Space Clearing was introduced to me about 15 years ago via Feng shui. In essence, for me, its about getting rid of that which no longer serves you. When your life or space is overcrowded there is no room for what you really want to enter. Create space for new things, for magic and serendipity to happen. I’ve done this so many times that I am certain about the potency of it. ✨
Here’s a few of my fave space cleansing practices:
➡️ Clean the house including cupboards and that drawer that I stuff everything in when I don’t know what to do with it 😬
➡️ Empty my closet of things I haven’t worn in the last 12 months
➡️ Clean windows and screens to let more light in
➡️ Clean MIRRORS so my reflection is true and pure
➡️ Wash walls, light fittings and fans
➡️ Sage or smudge myself and the house
➡️ Body scrub to clear away dead skin layer
➡️ Soak in an Epsom salt and sea salt bath (these 2 combined have a wonderful cleansing, drawing effect on the body)
So your walls and windows are clean ✅. Next is the digital de-clutter. Even though it doesn’t occupy physical space, it occupies mental space so watch how clear this clean up can make you feel.
Here’s a few of my fave digital de-clutters:
👉 Delete photos from phone and other devices that you don’t need, especially ones that don’t have good memories.
👉 Clear out your email inbox – action what needs to be actioned and delete as much as you can.
👉 Unsubscribe from email newsletters or junk emails that don’t serve you anymore (this takes some time but is so worthwhile).
👉 Consider your social media platforms. What lifts you, what drains you? Delete entire accounts or just delete the app to not use it. Just hold that baby down until she starts to wobble, hit the cross and viola, you are free & you don’t have whinge anymore!!!
👉 Delete photos from your IG account that don’t represent you or uplift you.
👉 Defrag your computer.
👉 Delete apps you don’t use anymore
👉 For peace of mind back up the important stuff
This really takes some time and the side tracking potential is IMMENSE!!! Set time frames so you don’t get lost down memory lane.