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Yule Cleansing Ritual

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Out With the Old
Yule Cleansing Ritual

Yule is a time of new beginnings for many people -- get started by doing a physical cleansing of your personal space.

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About a month before Yule rolls in, start thinking about all the clutter you've accumulated over the past year. Got pants that are too small or too big? A Chia Pet that never grew? Dishes you hate to use, because they're just butt-ugly?

Get rid of them!

You're not obligated to keep things you don't like, don't need, or don't use, and the less physical clutter you have laying around, the easier it is to function on an emotional and spiritual level. After all, who can focus when they're constantly having to step over piles of unused junk?

If you're one of those people who feels bad about getting rid of stuff, donate it to a charity if it's still clean and in usable condition. Many organizations do coat and clothing drives this time of year; look for one in your area.

If you haven't worn it, used it, played with it, listened to it or eaten it in the past year, pitch it.

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