When the new year comes, a frequent topic for magazines, TV hosts and bloggers to focus on is decluttering everywhere; closets, basement, pantry, office, make-up and file drawers. Annual may work for some, but for me it’s definitely more than a once a year clearing-out!
I find the more often I toss things out or give them away, the easier decluttering on a fairly regular basis becomes. What had once appeared to me a sparse closet after a major decluttering three years ago, I quickly discovered wasn’t sparse at all because I liked everything in it. I felt abundant in there, and I knew I’d feel good and look my best in whatever I picked out to wear. Plus, it was more manageable when I was scurrying to get it together and leave.
When you pay the same attention to which food you ate and your body’s reaction to it, you’ll discover which foods make you feel physically good, clear thinking and energized and those that bring you down. When you stop eating those that fatigue you, make you cranky, bloated, acidic, lead to a headache, constipation or heading to the bathroom so on, you’ve begun decluttering your digestive organs and cleared out your physical body’s closet.
Deciding which foods to keep in your repertoire is the same as asking “do I like how I feel in these pants or should I donate them?” “Do they make me look frumpy or fat?” Foods that stabilize or enhance your mood, energy level, cognition and physiology are the ones you’ll keep eating; the others you’ll throw-out like an old bra doing nothing good for your figure.
Once the food-cause and body-effects are evident, you’ll know what to eat to feel good all day, evening, then sleep like a baby. The cause-and-effect factor is like choosing those pants you feel strong and confident wearing knowing that you could deal with anything that came your way.
Decluttering your body’s digestion is something to think about doing step-by-step, eliminating a food for a week or two, noticing any changes in your physiology, and then eating it again for a meal or two and noticing changes in your physiology. Then decide if it’s a keeper or a toss-out. Test again in 6 months, your body/mind is always changing, just like your life.
As a result, you’ll experience an immediate sense of satisfaction and accomplishment, of being in control, not a victim. You’ll also feel much better physically and extra pounds will fall off. Now that’s decluttering at its best, isn’t it??
Please tell me what you will be decluttering in your system, in the comments section. I’ll answer any questions I can too.
Cheers to decluttering to lose extra weight,