It's that time of year to clean out the dust, shake out rugs and clean closets. How about this year, you think about shaking the dust out of your self, too? You know, all those habits you picked up and finally need to let go of?
If you can think about what some of those habits really mean or do for you, you might find it easier to let go. Are you shopping for things you don't need? Do you find that when you are shopping you are in a 'zone'? Do you like the alone time, or the fact that you are treating yourself to something nice? Does this last when you come home and find that you already have more clothes (or wallets), or whatever, than you can even use? Find a different way to get the same results without the residual regret. This might be a good time to take a walk, instead of shop, or call a friend you haven't talked to in a while. Try to be more mindful of your habits, and cultivate the kind of life you choose, not a default mode. The future is now, shake it up.