This week I’m listening to Brene Brown’s audiobook Rising Strong. It’s good. So good I had to slow down so I could digest it more slowly. Today she talked about giving yourself permission. Actually writing a note to your self for whatever permission you need. I did it. She says that she does this with her staff all the time now and herself. She has post it notes everywhere, falling out of pockets in her car…well that is my interpretation of what she said…that she has so many notes because she gives herself permission all the time now.
This may sound odd, funny or too woo-woo for you but it is surprisingly liberating. I say, give yourself permission for…letting go of some clothing that you never wore and that still has price tags on it. Give yourself permission to not be done downsizing in thirty days. Give yourself permission to get rid of as much as you want to, maybe everything, its ok. Give yourself permission to be a slow minimalist, doing what you can, when you can.
Giving, is good. Give to yourself. Give yourself permission. Start a practice of it today, try it for yourself, and if you need it, I’m giving you permission.