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When it comes to your clothes…remember the 80/20 rule!

Are you familiar with the Pareto principle? It’s a business principle suggesting that for many of our goals, 80% of our results come from 20% of our efforts. Why am I mentioning this? Well, applying this to your clothes, you probably wear 20% of what’s in your closet 80% of the time.

I don’t know all the reasons for the 80/20 rule, but I do know this:

Our clothes hold the energy of who we were when we first purchased them. When we release clothes that no longer reflect who we are today, we expand our consciousness and become energetically lighter.

Assuming size isn’t the issue, have you ever wondered why something you used to enjoy wearing no longer feels right?

If you can relate, release those clothes that no longer resonate with who you are today. When we let go of clothes we no longer enjoy wearing, we actually clear out stagnant energy that has kept us, even in a slight way, rooted to our past. This drains us in ways we may not feel consciously, but nevertheless can hold us back subconsciously. When you release those items, you free yourself to reclaim your energy so you’re more fully grounded in present time.

This doesn’t mean you release all clothes from past years. It means you release clothes that no longer feel inspiring. And if you’re holding onto clothes that are too small, only keep them if you do not feel defeated when you see them. Otherwise, release them or at least put them out of sight to retrieve when able to wear them.

Use the Pareto principle as an unconventional, yet inspiring, self-care strategy and only wear what feels good on your body and release the rest. This simple change in your wardrobe can have a powerful uplifting effect.

Will you release clothes that no longer feel inspiring?

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6 Responses

  1. What great advice! Since beginning my weight reduction journey, I have released the clothes that I used to hold dear for that someday in my life. Now, I wear what truly makes me feel confident and shows me and the world, I truly love myself. And that is a good thing! m.

    1. Hi Maria, To learn more about the power of de-cluttering in general, read Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, by Karen Kingston. It’s a fabulous book! I transformed my life when I followed those principles. All the best to you, Diane

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