Today I had a very very boring low day.
My face has got some heat boils. God knows why (pickles and summer). But I have also grown very irritated. It is probably the humidity.
So after I finished my office shift and was sitting at my desk scribbling random graphotherapy stuff. I decided to get up and clean my cupboard.
It has been long overdue. And what has been even more overdue is giving away things. I’ve had a tendency to hoard. It has been a thing that I made a mission in 2015, after reading about Mary Kondo the art of decluttering, to get rid of everything that I don’t need.
Apparently hoarding things in your cupboard or house in general generates negativity.
In 2015 I came home to Mom one day told her about it and we both decided to throw away things like nobody’s business.
In 2016 when we moved back to our house from our rented apartment we threw 3 carton worth of memories that we were hoarding for almost 22 years. I say memories, but they were mostly useless knick knacks. We’d take an old greeting card, “awww” at it and the next second we are tearing it apart. It’s called being #heartless.
We didn’t stop there. As we were moving out of the rented flat to the new one, we got rid of a ton of utensils. We gave away a lot of unnecessary clothes that were just lying and so many papers that were pointless.
My god and being a Hindu household the amount of Kumkum and ash and other pilgrimage “knick knacks”. They were insanely huge amount of it. My mom and I opened the cupboards, boxes and every single corner of our house to hunt for these rubbish things that were taking up space and warding off negative energy.
We were exterminating useless junk basically.
2017, it continued and now 2018.
2018 started off slow in the exterminating junk’ department. We did get rid of a bunch of stuff. But just not enough to applaud ourselves yet.
And yes, you need to maintain this practise of E.J (exterminating junk) every year. Otherwise every year, due to our collective habit as human beings to consume and be materialistic, you’ll soon find yourself amongst stuff you don’t need.
Today I gave away things that I have been hoarding since 2013 and 2014. So it never stops. Thankfully there’s no more junk from the 90s. Those things left in 2016 itself.
One of the most vivid memories of 2016 is when my Mom, Dad and I tore up over 400 business cards.
Yeah over 400! I am not even exaggerating. Even amongst those there were some that were supposed to not be torn. But Dad, unwillingly, made the hard choice and participated in our E.J. project
I don’t know how to explain how it feels.
But there’s no better feeling than getting rid of things. You may think buying that new outfit, gadget etc was awesome. But once in a while try to throw some things away.
That feeling is absolutely unbeatable by the former feeling of buying things.
Goodnight world 😘