Delete some stuff
When I feel too constricted with "stuff" or like I'm losing stability I scan around for things that may be in excess. I shred old papers that I never needed to save, I read a book that I haven't opened since its purchase, and my favorite: I clear the clutter from my Pinterest page.
This savvy creativity platform invites clutter! You can create as many boards as you "need" and pin things into any category so fast you then lose track of just how many pins you have collected. I like to go through my Pinterest boards, delete boards — yes, boards that hold 200 pins — and repeated pins, as a way to detox.
Just like when I shred a receipt from a coffee shop I've been saving for whatever reason, I delete pins of things I find repulsive. I would look at certain pins and think, "why did I pin this here? This isn't my taste."
We are always changing and growing. Our tastes change, our priorities change, and our likes may change. I used to covet over stylish outfits and dainty accessories, but now I can't help but feel silly to drool over those things. I don't want to feel attached to things or clothes, I want to know my foundation and focus.
These boards were getting too crowded. I had repeated pins, forgetting that it was already in there. That just shows that each pin wasn't really doing anything; it was adding to the clutter.
The boards were a reflection of what I had wanted, what I had dreamed of having. Now they're not so important. Now I want to be really inspired to continue to grow and shape into a mature woman who is a wife, a friend, a sister, a daughter. I want to store things that bring me joy, inspiration, peace, love, passion, and excitement.
I have to remind myself each day to think of things worthy to be praised. When I feel bitter about my husband not washing the dishes I ask, is this worthy to be praised? That switches gears and leads me to remember why I married him. I didn't marry him to wash the dishes! I married him to have a life partner, to become one.
Think of things worthy to be praised. Fill your hearts and minds on things that are worthy.
We forget to put worth on what really is worthy. We don't put worth into our relationships, but we put more worth in being right. We don't put worth in our bodies, but we put worth into shaming others.
Each person has worth. Each mind has worth. We are worthy. Put worth into what's worthy in your life. Grab it and hold it with sincere love; the moments with your friends and family, the laughter you wish you could capture in a jar.
Think of things worth your praise.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
— Philippians 4:8
Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
— Matthew 10:31
Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.
— Philippians 4:11