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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 events, 80% of the results come from 20% of the causes. 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 weight isn’t the reason, have you ever wondered why something you used to enjoy wearing no longer feels right?

If you can relate to this, release those clothes that no longer resonate with who you are today. When we let go of clothes we no longer enjoy wearing 80% of the time, we clear out stagnant energy that has kept us, even in a slight way, rooted in 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 up and 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 ready.

As you wear your summer clothes, and all year long, use the Pareto principle as an unconventional, yet encouraging, self-care strategy. Only wear what feels good and release the rest. This helps you feel energetically and emotionally lighter, if even on a subtle level. And as you feel lighter on the inside, you’re more naturally guided to healthy foods and activities that enhance your well being by reflecting that inner lightness.

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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