Why you need to audit your life

Like spring cleaning, it is necessary to audit your life and clean up where needed!

I've had a very quiet weekend. I found myself taking an unexpectedly long nap yesterday and it felt like such a treat. I woke and felt a twinge of guilt that I had allowed myself to sleep so long in the middle of the day; didn't I have more work to do, or something productive I should be working on? And then I remembered that sometimes the most productive thing I can do is care for myself, listen to what my body needs, and walk the self-care talk. So I stopped the guilt and shame and gave myself permission to relax and take it slow.


This concept led me to also think about what I allow into my life, even moments of self-care and rest. It's so easy to get caught up in work and life that we forget to stop and really look at where we spend our energy, what we welcome into our lives, and who we surround ourselves with.


They say you are the average of the 5 people you spend most of your time with. Have you thought about that? What are those individuals like? How do you feel after spending time with them? Do they make you feel energized and inspired, or drained and tired? Looking at who we spend time with, and maybe shouldn't spend time with, can be challenging but very necessary.


Paying attention to these concepts requires reflection and what can be referred to as a personal audit. Look at what and who no longer serves you and release it to make room for that which can help you grow. This is easier said than done, but a great practice in mindfulness; being aware of what you allow into your world and what you want to continue to welcome into your world.


It is the perfect time to start this practice as we approach a lunar eclipse in geminin next week. This is a great time for reflection and release. If you want to learn more I highly recommend reading more from astrologer Rebecca Gordon. Remember, you are the sum of the people you spend time with and what you surround yourself with, make sure it's good.

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