Easiest Way to Make Your Life Easier

Most things in your life will do one of two things: energize or drain you.

People, possessions, situations, beliefs – they all have an effect on you. Start paying attention to exactly what that effect is.

We all know people who leave us feeling worse than we did when we first started the interaction. Maybe they complain or vent a lot, or maybe they have a heavy vibe that sucks the life out of everyone in a room. Some people are just plain boring.

But you also know people who make you feel brighter, lighter and happier after having spent time with them – even if it was only a brief greeting. They have a magical, uplifting effect on you.

So get rid of, minimize or redefine your relationships with those who consistently drain you. This is the single fastest and easiest thing you can do to make your life feel a thousand times better. Guaranteed.

Things have draining effects on us too. Seeing and being around clutter drains most people. Obligations and events you don’t really want to attend are draining – learn to say no! You probably have some beliefs that drain you too. Need help identifying which ones? They are the ones singed with guilt, fear or restriction. Life doesn’t have to be like that. Embrace beliefs that empower you, make you feel good and fill you with freedom and joy.

Get rid of possessions that remind you of unhappy times. The diamond necklace your ex gave you right before he abruptly left you broken-hearted probably doesn’t infuse you with joy when you wear it or see it. Sell it. Donate it. Get it out of your house so it stops poisoning your home with its bad vibes.

My goal is to only keep things that bring me joy and peacefulness. If I don’t love it, I don’t want it in my house. I work hard not to keep things out of obligation or out of fear (“what if I need this someday?”) – both of which are draining to me.

It’s hard. It’s a work in progress. It requires you to constantly evaluate your environment and then adjust, donate, make tough decisions and have difficult conversations. But you’ll get back all the energy and vibrancy you’ve been missing all these years. And yes, it’s totally worth it.

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About Epiphany

epiphanies on life and spiritual living as I chase wisdom - one insight at a time.

Posted on September 12, 2012, in Life and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I so agree with this, having given away items not based upon dollar value but only on how the fit/don’t fit with my purpose in the present…this is such a healing thing – I say, when in dout, throw it out.

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