As a coach, I always talk to clients and students about thier goals. But I wanted to share and publish one of my personal goals for 2017 - decluttering my life.
For the new year, I've committed to decluttering my life, thinning out junk, getting rid of 'stuff'. Specifically throwing out all those extra items that I just don't need or use anymore. Donate some of them, maybe sell a few, recycle others and finally if there is no other option then commit the item to the trash. This is an important exercise because our society constantly affords us opportunities to consume and collect stuff and now, I am deliberately setting aside time to purge and get rid of stuff.
By doing this, I create more space in my home and office physically, but also on a mental level. I will keep you posted on my progress and please feel free to comment or send me an email on your goals for 2017.
Recently I came by this excellent article by Tim Urban, a writer illustrator at waitbutwhy.com. It's a short but telling article that really helps put priorities, time, and life in perspective.
After reading this, I had to stop and ask myself "What really is important in my life?"
Check it out here:
Scott Howard is a professional executive coach and leadership coach focusing on human empowerment and maximizing potential.