#LifeHack: Removing the Traffic From Your Life
3 ways to simplify your life, get clear with who you are, and get on with the more important things for your future
Hello crea8ve seeker
Summer is approaching here in Los Angeles. Makes me want to do a spring clean.
Do you hate traffic? Me too. Freeways, Highways, Peak Hour, any Hour on the road… when it comes to Traffic, I hate it. But there’s other kinds of traffic that we have EVEN in our OWN LIVES! Find out what the traffic is that we carry in our lives and learn how to remove the traffic from your life. Watch my video above.
In order to get ready for summer, I need to get rid of STUFF. It’s my way of purging. I don’t know why I wait till spring to do this, but now’s a good time than not at all!
But it’s not just what things I have. It’s also about the clutter in my mind. It’s about taking the path less traveled, and searching a more simple life. We all search for simplicity in one way or another. Over the days, weeks, months and years, we continue to collect ‘stuff’ or what i call, ‘traffic’ in our minds and lives. When we remove the traffic in our life, the ‘glutten overhead’, the distractions that take us away from our real purpose, we can be clearer in mind and think about who we want to be and what we want to do.
The food we eat that make us ‘weighty’, then we are always worried about our self-esteem! Such a waste of time, right? Obesity in the Western countries has sky rocketed. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. 39 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese in 20201. Carrying on this much weight is not just a physical disease, it is a mental one. We grow up feeling like we are just not good enough, and this ‘traffic’ is devastating on our ability to grow, move forward and achieve our dreams.
The things we accumulate - the stuff - we have at home. We collect things because we are attached to consumerism, and materialism by nature of living in society and constantly invited to buy things on TV, ads and peer pressure.The psychology of collecting can range from a hobby of nice things we like around us, to even mental disorders2. Have you got a ton of things at home that just makes you feel unable to go on a holiday? What about your favorite records, your precious jewelry, your important photo albums, or even your clothes? When we are constantly worried about our stuff, it makes us STUCK to change, travel or do. We get attached to that stuff more than our mind!
The worry we have around money - Not having money, not enough capability of making money, and spending too much money on that extra cookie, that extra shirt, that extra car, which just culminates to more traffic in our lives. Our relationship with money can be the very thing that stops us in our tracks.
Think about how much money we spend just to have that extra streaming service, food in the fridge (do we need to 2 shops a week and also dine out?), that fancy car, or that sun dress i know you will only wear once and then lock it away in the wardrobe .
We get stuck worrying about it, and this vicious cycle torments our self esteem, causes us to hang on to the very stuff we don’t want.
All these things weigh us down.
It’s time to conciously connect with your mind and body, to remove the traffic.
Here are my Three 3 Actions to simplify your life, get clear with who you are, and get on with the more important things for your future:
Getting back to health is key to consciously connecting. Think about regularly adopting a cleansing diet, where you are artfully reducing the wasteful, bad foods, and getting back to better eating habits. Understand where the food comes from - which farm, which supermarket, which restaurant chef? Knowing how our food is made, and hopefully more organically, is a good step. Go through your fridge and pantry and clear our the food clutter you never will get to. Let go of that traffic and get back to exercise and good health habits. Write them all down and track your progress to ensure your mind is connected.
Go shelf by shelf in your house and see what you really need. Think about letting go of those little trinkets you don’t need, that old sun dress you’ll never wear, that table you can wipe down of clutter. Put the things you really don’t into a box ready for a yard sale, or just pass it on to those who need it. If a really expensive vintage/antique or pass down is worrying you because you feel you can’t leave the house to go on a trip, then you might need to consider selling it. I know that’s hard. But someone else’s collectible may not need to be yours. You’ll feel so much better removing that ‘traffic’. Then book a holiday and see if you can travel without worrying about all the stuff you left at home.
How are we going to invest in something we want to do in our lives if we don’t have money or room to spend? Don’t just focus on trying to make more money. Look at simplifying the money we spend currently. Wealth is about how much you spend, not about how much you make. Balancing the check book is the fine art of having enough, or not having anything at all. Try this - If you can remember what you spent and ate in one day, and writing it down. This is because you are becoming conscious of it.
Whatever approach you take, consciously connecting and letting go of the ‘traffic’ in your life, empowers your mind to take action and improve, and then you are on your way to simplifying your life, getting clear with who you are, and getting on with the more important things for your future
Watch the video now at https://youtu.be/gdapeTJGGMw
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