A while back, I experienced feelings of overwhelm and worry about various aspects of my life. Fortunately, I stumbled upon the idea of a life edit at just the right time. I was introduced to it through the Almost 30 Podcast, where co-host Krista Williams shared how it brought her clarity and helped her achieve her goals. Implementing a life edit myself had such a positive impact that I now make it an annual tradition. Doing a life edit annually helps me gain clarity, make room for what I truly desire, and I highly recommend you give it a try. Stick around to learn more—the results are truly worthwhile!

What is a life edit?

A life edit is a crucial step in bringing your dream life to fruition. It involves thoroughly assessing every aspect of your current life, including digital, home, finance, wellness, mental health, and social elements. By delving deep into these areas, you provide yourself with the opportunity to sift through the “clutter” and create space for the manifestations you desire.

For me, a life edit was the missing link that helped me embrace manifestation fully. Manifestation is about turning your thoughts into reality, but simply wishing for the reality you desire won’t bring it to fruition. It entails intentional alignment, where you adjust your actions, beliefs, and habits to support your envisioned life. A life edit plays a key role in this process by helping you become aware of what needs to change. Let’s explore the six areas you’ll focus on during a life edit, along with tips to maximize its benefits.

How to do a life edit

Step 1: Reflect

While I tend to dive into things headfirst, I’ve learned to take intentional pauses before embarking on new endeavors. So, even though a life edit may sound exciting (and trust me, it is), the best approach is to pause, get quiet, and spend some time journaling. If you’re not a fan of journaling, consider it as a way to solidify your thoughts and gain clarity, much like creating a roadmap for yourself. Designate sections in your journal for reflection on the six key areas of your life: Digital, home, financial, wellness, mental health, and social. Then, answer questions related to each area.

  • What do I want more of in this aspect of my life?
  • What feels overwhelming?
  • Are there any obstacles preventing me from reaching my goals?
  • What do I wish to bring in more of?
  • What can I let go of?
  • How would achieving greater peace in this area look?

Step 2: Acknowledge the Challenge

Understand that the process of a life edit can be difficult and time-consuming. Avoid rushing it and be kind to yourself as you navigate this journey. Letting go of possessions or relationships that no longer serve you can be emotionally taxing. Similarly, facing the reality of your financial situation may be tough. Acknowledge the challenges but remember that moving forward, albeit uncomfortable, is better than remaining stagnant.

Step 3: Take Action

After reflecting and journaling, choose an area of focus to start with. Begin with what feels easiest to build momentum. Use your journal entries as a guide to declutter and organize that particular aspect of your life. For instance, if you begin with your digital life, spend time organizing your devices and online presence by deleting unnecessary content, reevaluating contacts, and unsubscribing from stressful emails. Remember, a life edit is a personal journey that might bring stress but will ultimately lead to a more aligned and confident life.

What’s next after finishing a life edit?

While I prefer an annual life edit, feel free to do it whenever you feel overwhelmed. The goal is to recognize when you need clarity and use a life edit to achieve that. Completing the process feels rewarding, but remember, it’s an ongoing journey. Life is ever-changing, and balance is not a constant state. By seeing a life edit as a regular practice, you’ll be equipped to shape the life you desire.


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