Are you feeling overwhelmed, overworked or scatter-brained ? Time to de-clutter your life and rid yourself of unnecessary stress.
1. Take a look at your commitments
Whether we like it or not, a lot of us are people-pleasers. Although not the worst attribute to have, it may be the cause of a lot of unnecessary stress. We suggest taking a look at your schedule and booting off commitments that are taking up more time or energy than you can afford to lose. It may leave you feeling slightly guilty, but this feeling will bugger right off, once you’ve got some free space to breathe.
2. Tidy home, tidy mind
We understand what it’s like to part with a useless item that you’re freakishly attached to. We’re here to tell you to simply get over it. Having a garage sale, or donating items to the less fortunate, will fill that empty space in your heart in no time! Try doing it every six months and not only will you create space in your home, but you’ll immediately feel mentally de-cluttered .
3. Take baby steps
It’s great to be enthusiastic and proactive about de-cluttering, but doing too much can become overwhelming, and outright frustrating! Set daily, weekly and monthly goals — breaking your de-clutter list down to manageable tasks. It may take a little bit longer than expected, but all good things are worth the wait.
4. Stick with it
It’s easy to lose momentum after a big spring clean; we’re all guilty of it! Try not to leave the next big one for next year, because that will be like taking 10 (thousand) steps back. Re-assess your physical and mental commitments every few months and tweak things here and there. That way, it won’t be such a big job the next time around!
Special thanks to Kelly Bognar for these tips on how to de-clutter.