Happy October Friends! Today marks the start of the #contentmentchallenge .
If you’ve never heard of the contentment challenge, read my background posts about it here and here. If you feel connected to this idea I encourage you to join me. I’d love to have you by my side on this journey!
If you’re like me, you’re excited to be starting this challenge, but know that these next 3 months will be filled with struggles. But all good things grow through the dirt. So let’s dig in!
Clean out your closet and give away your excess clothes.
I know you have a closet full of clothes, many that don’t even get touched. I know I have clothes I don’t feel confident in, don’t fit right, or I’ve been saving for a ‘just in case’ situation. I can’t tell you the last time I wore any of those clothes. Instead what I do is wear my favorite outfits over and over again. So why not be generous and give away what I’m not using?
It’s fulfilling to replace your need for materialism and consumerism with generosity.
This month go through your clothes. What can you afford to give away? Donate your items to an organization you care about and support.
Remember that contentment is internal. You can be content with or without stuff. Consuming more will not make you more content. However, generosity is a fulfilling gesture.
I encourage you to fill your time spent shopping or participating in consuming activities with a new fulfilling activity. Think about the following when picking activities to fill your time with:
What will enrich your life?
What will help you build healthy habits?
What will bring you true joy and fulfillment?
Be sure to document your challenges and victories! You don’t need to write a novel, but it’s important to understand where you are in your journey and track growth throughout these months.
As you go through your challenge please use the hashtag #contentmentchallenge to share your story with others and see past resources others have shared.
I’ll be back next Monday with an update and a few new prompts.
Are you joining me and completing your own contentment challenge? If so, I’d love to hear from you! Let me know the new actives your trying and how your closet clean out goes.