If we were to take a peek inside your clothes closet, what would we see?
Maybe its neatly organized with a reasonable number of items that you wear on a consistent basis.
Or maybe we’d find…
piles of stuff everywhere
several sizes of clothes that no longer fit
items that went out of style decades ago
hangers crammed and jammed on the rod
Your clothes closet is a good glimpse into what’s going on in your head and heart. Clutter can mean a lot of things. Too much mess can mean you are too busy or too distracted. Hanging on to clothes from another era means you are living in the past . Keeping clothes that don’t fit because someday they might means you are not living in the present.
Your closet is also a glimpse into the values you are, or aren’t honoring. Here’s a hard truth. Treating your clothing like trash is a sign of disrespect. If you are someone who believes in gratitude, hang up your clothes.
Here’s your challenge for this week:
Open the door to your closet and ask yourself, “What does this closet say about me?”
Then close the door and ask yourself, “What do I want my closet to say about me?”
It will be pretty clear what you need to do next. Tidy up. Get rid of any clothes that don’t fit or don’t make you feel great. Let go of items that represent who you were and keep the ones that show who you are now. Live in the present.
This is an important challenge. Think about it. You go into that space at least once every day. Each time you do you are reinforcing some image of who you are. Make sure it’s the image of who you really want to be.