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Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 5:13 AM

Declutter your life



Here are some ways to declutter different areas of your life: Physical Clutter

Physical clutter can be overwhelming. It often seems the things you own end up owning you.

Get rid of things you don't use anymore, and make it a goal to free up flat surfaces like countertops and shelves.

Digital clutter is a state of disorganization. Get rid of unnecessary apps, files and messages. You can also spend a few minutes each day cleaning up your email inbox, emptying your trash folder and delete pictures you no longer want. To help you focus, you can turn off instant messaging or email notifications.

Busy schedule?

Declutter your schedule by being honest with yourself and reducing what comes in. You can also try setting clear goals to help you focus, stay motivated and measure your progress.

Mental decluttering

This can help you feel more focused, motivated and productive. Breathe. So simple, and yet so effective. Take a few deep breaths, and then for a few minutes, just focus on your breathing.

Concentrate on your breathing as it comes into your body, and then as it goes out. It has a calming effect, especially if you continue to return your focus to your breath when your mind strays.

Rethink your sleep. Sometimes we aren’t getting enough sleep. Take a walk. Getting outside and doing some kind of physical activity is a great way to get stuff off your mind. Less electronics, no matter if you cut down on TV time or phone time, screen time is just a distraction from life. At the end it is important to find what works for you.

Be honest with yourself

Many of the things in our homes are projects and possibilities. Stuff for our fantasy selves. The person that I want to be, but I’m never actually ever going to be. I want to be a homesteader, a soap maker, a seamstress, a gentile lady in a sun dress and hat sitting in a field of flowers writing letters to my beloved friends on gorgeous stationery. Am I capable of all those things? Yes. Will I actually do them? No.

When we’re honest with ourselves about who we truly are and accept that we don’t need to be or do all the things we expect of ourselves, it actually opens us up to be more creative and live a fuller life.

Evaluate your relationships

Some people fill us up, and some people drain us. Some people are encouraging and uplifting, and others tear us down.

Boundaries are good things, and if we have very unhealthy people in our lives, it helps to have boundaries in place.

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