Everyone talks about the benefits of decluttering when it comes to our physical environment.
But what about decluttering our mental environment?
Most of us carry around thoughts and beliefs that have been with us since childhood. Talk about out-dated, ill-fitting junk.
We're challenging you to take stock of the beliefs you carry around about success.
This exercise works best when you use a pen and paper and write them down; you are physically taking them out of your brain and putting them on the paper. It also allows you to see any patterns that you may miss by typing or simply mulling it over in your head.
We've been known to do this exercise daily. It's amazing how many beliefs swim around in our brains, silently sabotaging us and causing us to interpret otherwise innocuous situations as proof that we are destined to fail.
- Pull out a notebook or piece of paper and set a timer for 15 minutes.
- Write down every thought or belief that comes up around success. It could be about something that happened today, a memory from childhood, a conversation you had with a parent or teacher.
- At the end of your 15 minutes, read over what you wrote. Do you see any patterns or themes in your writing?
- Let it go, forgive yourself, look for new data to find a more balanced viewpoint, and acknowledge how far you've come.
- Rinse and repeat.
Here's to creating space for new ideas and beliefs to find their way in!