When you’re surrounded by clutter it can be hard to be at peace. Learn how to declutter your life and simplify your mind with these life decluttering tips. To help you further I’ve included a declutter your life checklist.
Taking the steps to declutter your life isn’t always the easiest path. We live in a society where “things” suddenly become prized possessions and no matter where we turn and look in our homes, stuff is literally everywhere.
How many times have you stood in a room in your house and felt as though the walls were just closing in around you? That feeling isn’t uncommon actually.
More than likely, you get that feeling when you start to feel a little cluttered in your life by “things” and thoughts. The good news? You can take control and simplify your life and your mind. If you are looking for how to declutter your life and simplify your mind, here are simple steps that you can take to make it happen.
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How to Declutter your Life
It’s time to simplify your mind with the simplicity of decluttering your life. Download the free decluttering checklist to help you declutter your life.
What happens when you declutter your life?
When you declutter your life you open yourself up to a happier and less stressed life. You save time and money. You’re spending less time searching for stuff and cleaning.
You also save money, you won’t accidently buy duplicates because you couldn’t find what you were looking for. Also by living a more simple life you tend to buy less.
Can decluttering change your life?
Yes! Clutter can make you feel “bogged down” and overwhelmed constantly. It can reduce your productivity and motivation. Decluttering your home and life can reduce stress and improve happeniess.
You’ll spend less time cleaning, organizing, and worrying about the clutter in your life.
Why is decluttering so stressful?
There are a few reasons why decluttering is so stressful. We become emotionally attached to stuff which can lead to emotional stress when you’re having to say goodbye to items.
Another reason decluttering is so stressful is because people tend to declutter a huge area causing burnout. While I understand the motivation behind decluttering all at once it’s hard to do. I always recommend taking baby steps and spending 20 minutes a day. You’ll actually see huge results in that 20 minutes.
What can I declutter from my life?
There’s more than just stuff that can be decluttered from your life. Below I share what you can declutter from your life to help you live a more simplified life.
Get rid of the “baggage” that’s holding you down.
Sometimes, the baggage in your life that is holding you down doesn’t always have to be items. This can be people as well. If you have negative influences in your life.
They may be constantly causing you to feel bad or anxious. It’s time to get rid of that baggage. Think about how much more freeing and decluttered your life would feel if you weren’t constantly bogged down by negativity all the time.
Let go of your past.
Yes, you read that right. In order for your life to be decluttered now, it’s important to let go of anything that happened in your past. The past is the past and no matter what you want to think or do now.
There’s no point in spending your current time and mind overplaying and rethinking events from years before. Once you let go of your past, the sooner that you’ll be able to simplify your mind. This will allow you to let go of those thoughts that were once taking up space.
Donate a bag of items from every room in your home.
Decluttering your life also means that you need to physically do so as well. If you have a home that’s crowded, you’re going to have a mind that’s crowded. Take your time and go into each room of your home. Once inside, fill a bag up of items that you no longer need or want.
Do this for every room in your home. (If you can fill more than one bag, awesome!) Once you get through with your entire house, get rid of the bags. You can donate the items to a place in need.
When you enter your home for the first time after decluttering, you’ll get an overwhelming feeling of calmness. Rooms that once felt claustrophobic will be spacious. It’s as though you easily created a blank canvas for your mind to create your new decluttered space however you see fit.
Here’s a list of 100+ items to declutter from your home!
Understand that “life” happens.
While it may be hard to admit, your mind may be cluttered simply because of you. If you can’t stop overthinking and over-analyzing every aspect of your life, you will leave little room for anything positive to enter your brain. Allowing yourself to look at life through rose-colored glasses, it may help you to filter out the negative and declutter those types of thoughts and actions.
Decluttering your life and simplifying your mind doesn’t have to be something that is overly difficult. Try the simple suggestions above and see if you notice any differences or changes. As soon as you start allowing in the positive and trusting in yourself, you’ll find that the “clutter” will start to disappear.
Grab the free decluttering checklist to help you declutter your life and simplify your mind.
I hope that these tips that I shared with you today will help you declutter your life.