The Radical Pantry Challenge

You’ll often hear me talk about Silly Small Steps (SSS) and how important they are in getting started on something you’ve been procrastinating about. This week, I want to give you a specific, small(ish) challenge so you can experience not only the satisfaction, but also the energetic difference you feel in a cleaned up space. And I want you to practice being selective about what you allow back in.

Set aside one hour (possibly even less!) and empty out your dry food storage whether that’s a pantry, cabinets, or drawers. Pull everything out and put it on your counter or table.

Next, check the expiration date on all and throw away any expired items.

Now, set aside those items that aren’t expired but that you’re not sure you’ll ever use or eat.

What’s left should only be those things that are still good and that you know for certain you’ll use.

Take a step back and look at the empty space where the food was. Take a deep breath and tune into your body. How do you feel as you see it? Make note of your mind, body, and spirit.

For your next step, wipe down the shelves.

As you put back those items you’re keeping, do so in a way that serves how you live best. Make the things you access the most easy to reach or get to. Use a harder-to-reach spot or shelf for anything you use less frequently.

Step back again and have a look. How do you feel? Do you notice a difference in your posture? Some butterflies or excitement in your stomach? What is your mind saying?

This, my friend, is the feeling of possibility. Of self-care. Of a commitment to the higher vision you have for your life. Yes, all from a sorted pantry. Pretty radical, eh?

Your second-to-final step is to decide what to do with the fresh items that you won’t use. If unopened, drop them at your local food pantry. If opened, offer to friends or family.

And your final step? Reply to this email and let me know if you did it and how the experience was for you.

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