Fall is full speed ahead and showing no signs of slowing down. So if your busy life isn’t changing, how can you create space to keep your zen? Here’s 5 zen giving practices you can implement to be a conscious consumer this fall.
1 | Clean Out Your Closet
Like you learned in our recent post about the 5 Companies Helping You Clean Out Your Closet, the best thing about the change of the season is the closet overhaul. One, because you get to rediscover all your fall favorites again and two, because you get to get rid of what you no longer need and minimalize your life.
2 | Read the Art of Tidying Up
In case you aren’t yet sold on why you should declutter, read this and feel better. Besides, you know you’re full on adulting when your fun reading goes from 50 Shades to things about tidying up. #nailedit
3 | Read Essentialism
Struggle with saying no to people and things controlling your life? Read this and exhale. Because it’s great to say Yes for a year, but not forever. When you start choosing only the essential things, you have more space for great ideas to grow.
4 | Make Space
You’ve already made space in your closet, now make space in your calendar and your thoughts. By the time you’ve done 1-3 you should be an expert on how to do this. Carve out time for just you. Practice quieting your mind from all the needless noise going on around you.
5 | Choose Joy
They say happiness is a choice, and it must be true as anyone who’s gone to a third world country can attest, the joy of the people in the community is palpable despite having almost nothing. Start redirecting your focus on what you have, what you’re thankful for, the little and big things that bring you joy everyday. Redirect your thoughts and your heart will follow.
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