Mindfully Cleaning Out Closets
I recently did some Mindful Spaces coaching, helping a woman dig out of a walk-in closet she could barely walk into. She had hundreds of articles that made the simple act of getting dressed a very real challenge. Not only did she need to exert significant physical force to pull a hanger out, she also had to deal with shame – shame emanating from gorgeous items she wore years ago when she was in a smaller body.
We often tell ourselves that we’ll lose those pesky extra pounds and will someday fit back into that snazzy dress or tailored suit. We also have fond memories that makes getting rid of them difficult. And to top it off, sifting through every piece of clothing we own is physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausting.