(This is a guest post from Charu Lata, founder and president of Yuj.club, focused on healthy, mindful, soulful living. From time to time we’ll feature guest posts from businesses and individuals using a .CLUB domain. With the hectic holiday season upon us, we thought you’d find some value in Charu’s wise tips about “The Art of Decluttering.” Enjoy.)
The holiday season has started in most parts of the world as they celebrate winters.
Gifting is on the mind with Christmas around the corner.
Open the cupboards and there spill presents from the previous year.
Most of us start the season organized, mindful of the fact that there are finances and emotions attached. We have friends to cover, partners, parents, and children to please. Does it feel overwhelming?
Learning the art of decluttering means not having to deal with this stress.
Same is the case with life. Here the process is to heal oneself. It’s a continuous one.
As the years go by, we tend to own and hold up lots of emotions in form of baggage from the past. Deceptive brain messages frequently arise from the ventral prefrontal cortex, ranging from all-or-nothing thinking, making it challenging for us to go on a higher path or develop leadership thinking. Remember that moment when you can’t remember your lock-combination because you’ve amassed too much ‘stuff’ in your head?
Hebb’s law: “Neurons that fire together wire together.”
“…parts of the brain that are continually activated together will physically associate with one another in the future.”
Appreciating the difference between what you want versus what you need is crucial. Make a choice. Incorporate mindful breathing. Each time your mind wanders on a tangent, catch yourself, and bring attention back to your breath. With regular practice, it can become a habit for you to step back and look at any situation — in professional or personal life — with mindfulness.
Charu Lata is the Founder & President of YUJ.CLUB aka YUJ Spiritual Foundation. Recently YSF is recognized by a leading University in the category of “Best Service Award for Significant National Contribution – Health & Wellness.” We are grateful for the support of our well-wishers who made this journey possible. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).