As a new day begins. The morning sun floats on the horizon with the majestic red and yellow sunrise behind, warming the ground below, burning the autumn mist away. The clear blue sky above, clears my mind of the troubles from yesterday and reminds me that each day is a fresh start to improve, to grow and learn from the mistakes of the days gone by.

Over the last two weeks I have been ‘decluttering’ my life. I found I was so disconnected from the friends and family around me. I felt distance and alone and knew that I needed to take a step back from the world and just be present in the moment and start to appreciate the smallest aspects of daily life.

I began by writing a list of the things that I was aware of, that were having a negative impact on my life. I found twelve points that I knew I needed to improve on and by making small steps in the structure of my day, it would improve my general well being and allow me to connect my body and soul together in a completely natural way. I started by decreasing my time on the internet and only using it for study or writing, only having two caffeinated drinks a day, replacing them with fresh mint tea and drinking plenty of water. Spending the majority of the day outside, walking and just noticing the ever changing world around me. Incorporating four slots of 15 minutes of yoga every day to clear my head and calm my central nervous system. I having started to heal myself in a natural and holistic way rather than ignoring the changes that need to be made.

At the start I struggled to disconnect but as week three begins I feel this is the right path to continue on. I have to be honest some days, I am unable to fulfil everything on my list, these are normal factors in life and being aware that I cannot structure my whole life, just being aware of the things I do on the day that I would normally overlook, it has made me more ‘self-aware’ and that’s truly started to slow my thoughts.

I am beginning to start to shape my life in positive way, by eliminating the unproductive aspects of modern life and going back to basics. It feels as if the clouds are lifting to allow the light through. I never thought the smallest changes can make such a massive difference in such a short space of time. I feel hopeful for the future. I have been waiting to feel like this for years.

It proves that time can heal the past.

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