There is a blog (asmallwardrobe.com) about having a minimal wardrobe, and how to manage and create it. As a declared permanent seeker of a simpler life, I was intrigued by it immediately. Therefore, I wanted to give it credit for the curious mental exploration which followed.
It seems I have been uncluttering my mind, feelings, and lifestyle for a couple of years, but not until now have I found a name to describe the results. After so much work, I have the “fabulous mind wardrobe” I’d always wanted. Yes, I have a healthy mind wardrobe!
I took out and finally let go of many thoughts and ideas that were no longer useful for me. Some I didn’t like anymore, others were obsolete or too vintage, some no longer fitted me. The 20 year old girl stuff has nothing to do with the 40 year old woman I am today. Also, I let go of thoughts that were given to me as gifts, or forced on me as the way some things should be. Even though I still need to get rid of some boxes full of stored negativity, bad memories, and self-judgment, it feels so good now, all the unclutteredness and space for change and growth.
I can open my mind’s wardrobe at any time now without cringing, have a look and feel satisfied. I kept what I really like, what fits and helps me live my life in a good way. It is enough and contains simple thoughts of gratefulness and positivity for everyday use together with a beautiful collection of designer quotes ready to save any occasion.
Some of my favorite designer quotes include: “Only love today” by Rachel Macy Stafford , “Nada te turbe, nada te espante…” by Teresa de Avila, “Life is both brutal and beautiful, brutiful” by Glennon Doyle, “Enjoy the gift of an ordinary day” by Katrina Kenison, “When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind” by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, “The love of a single heart can make a world of difference” by Immaculee Ilibagiza, “You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging” by Brené Brown, “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change” by Brené Brown, “You don’t need to come with the answer right now “ by Bernadette Noll.
I guess as time goes by there will be need to do some more uncluttering again. I’m open to possibilities because health comes from the inside out.
Choose to be kind and grateful.