How many times have you looked in your wardrobe and seen outfits and pieces of clothing that you have not worn in years? Have you done anything about them? Or just pushed past them to find what you are going to wear? Getting rid of your old clothes that you do not wear anymore can be very healthy for you. It gives you a chance to move forward and stop living in the past. It gives you an opportunity to find your new style. And it also gives you a reason to go shopping – who can say no to that!
There are a number of reasons why getting rid of your old clothes is healthy for you. Lets check a few out.
Brings you out of the past
A lot of time when we hold onto old clothes, it is because of something that happened during that time. It may have been a good experience or it may have been one that you struggled with. Letting go of the clothes from that time can help you move forward and bring closure to the past.
By getting rid of those clothes, you are saying that you are not being held back by the past and that you are ready to move forward and succeed into the future.
Helps with acceptance
How many pieces of clothing do you have in your wardrobe that no longer fit you? It may be that you have gained weight and they no longer fit. Or you may have lost weight and gone down a size or two.
Many people will hold onto clothes that they have gotten too big for them in the hope that they will one day fit back into them. But in many cases, do not actually put in the effort to try and fit back into them.
By getting rid of these clothes that no longer fit, you are showing acceptance and love for your body as it is now. It shows that you are confident with your current weight and look. And that you are no longer wishing for a figure that is not your current one.
Encourages a positive mindset
By decluttering and removing things from your home that are no longer of use to you, it can help with encouraging a positive mindset. When you clear your mind, it gives you a breath of fresh air, it helps you feel at peace. The overwhelmed and full feeling goes away and you feel free. This same feeling can come to you when you clear your out your wardrobe. It can help you to feel fresh, free and in control.
The clearing of the wardrobe can do wonders for your mindset. It can bring out of positive mindset you never knew you had.
It gives you a chance to reinvent yourself
Styles that you may have worn five years ago, may no long suit you. Your figure changes over the years, along with your preferences. Looking back at your old clothes that you no longer wear, are they still a current style that you like?
Or are you looking to change even your current style?
A style change can help immensely with your confidence and self-love. It can help you to show a confident side you haven’t been able to show before. It can help to make you feel healthier and happier both inside and out.
Getting rid of your old clothes is something that should be done in your own time and when you are ready for it. It can be a time when mixed emotions come up and it can bring up memories you might not be ready for. When you are ready to take the step, give yourself plenty of time. Take it one piece of clothing at a time. There may be pieces you still aren’t ready to get rid of and that’s okay. Day by day you will become healthier and happier with your decisions. And before you know it you will be out buying some fresh new outfits.
Don’t forget, if your clothes are in good condition, consider donating them rather than just throwing them out. What may not suit you or make you happy anymore, could make the world of difference to someone else.