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Cleaning Out Your Emotional Closet

May 22, 2018

We all hold onto things that we should let go of. This can be anything from a ruined piece of clothing to a relationship that is no longer serving you. Make an inventory of the things you could do without to better enhance your life.

Focus on what you love, and get rid of what you don't.Focus on what you love, and get rid of what you don't.

Make a List

Start by making a list, really take the time to assess what is benefiting you in your life and what is not. Whatever appears to be the most damaging, get rid of it. This is the time to do your last minute spring cleaning (both physically and emotionally) before summer begins.

Make a list of all the things you want to get rid of.Make a list of all the things you want to get rid of.

What are some examples?

You could start with your actual closet and throw out clothes that you don’t wear anymore. Give them away, consign them or give them to charity. Really think about what you need and what you don’t. Why are you holding onto something you never wear? Or why are you keeping dresses and tops you never wear? Clean out the clutter, get rid of the things you don’t need. When you write your list think of the things you can’t live without, and what’s really important to you. Remember they are just material thinga, that it’s just stuff and it can be replaced. Think of anything that you have grown out of. Think of the things that you can’t live without. Make a list of priorities, which will help you make your decisions.

Its time to clean the clutter out of your closet.Its time to clean the clutter out of your closet.

What’s an emotional closet?

Sometimes we take our emotional issues and we burry them at the back of our closets. This is a good time to drag them back out, deal with them and let them go. Figure out how you feel about the situation. For example, say you’ve taken space from a friend, and it’s been awhile, now could be a great time to decide if you want that person in your life or not. The same goes for romantic relationships, if you’ve been debating whether or not you want to be with someone now is the time to really dig deep and make a sound decisions. Make a pros and cons lists, walk down memory lane and really assess whether or not this person is healthy for you. Sometimes we get involved with the wrong people who take us down the wrong path, and now is the time to ask yourself does this person bring anything good into your life?

Do you understand better what an emotional closet is now? Now you can drag out any emotional issue that you may have had with anyone and weigh out the situation.

Evaluate what relationships are the most important.Evaluate what relationships are the most important.

What are the benefits to doing this?

It will give you a sense of freedom, in that you feel a weight lifted off your shoulders, and it allows you to have healthy relationships in your life. As mentioned, it is cleaning out the clutter that can sometimes disrupt our lives.

Getting rid of toxic people and excess clothing can really open up room for new things in your life. Not just anything, but positive and constructive things, things that make you feel good about yourself.

Always do what is best for you.Always do what is best for you.

Cleaning out your emotional closet is like a cleanse of some kind. It will help reboot you and get you in the right mind frame for summer. Don’t just go around throwing random things out, really think about what you want to get rid of and what you want to keep.

Have Your Say

Is there anything in your life that you would like to get rid of? What are those things? Comment below.