How to sort through life clutter
Life clutter is different from clutter in that builds up in your house, it’s things that clutter your life, your day, and your mind! It’s all the extra things you task yourself with doing. It is exhausting to have a million things to do, and a million things around you that demand your attention.
This is how to significantly improve your life
By following these easy steps to declutter the stuff you shouldn’t worry your pretty little self with:
1. Write down your goals. Goals are AMAZING for helping you keep perspective of what really matters! And even deciding what things to keep around what not to keep around (including habits). Write down the things that you are trying to achieve long term and short term.
What’s holding you back from achieving your goals? Write an action plan so the impossible now has a path to Possible. Continue to refer back to your action plan, revise it as needed. Often take a look at how you’re going to get from point A to point B.
2. Clean the space around you. This step is to literally remove physical clutter from your life. Don’t over commit yourself to cleaning the entire house in 1 day! (that’s way too overwhelming and exhausting, and you don’t need to wear yourself out like that!) But every day choose 1 thing that you’re going to focus on to get clean (mine right now is all the trash in the living room from last night’s netflix binge and doing the dishes)
3. Lets talk social media clean up. We all know how Facebook is a wonderful and terrible place for current events, news, opinions and nonsense (sorry those last 2 were a little redundant;) but you have the power over what you see and what you don’t. If someone is always posting about topics/opinions you aren’t fond of, simply unfollow them instead of engaging in what they are saying. You will honestly be a lot happier if their agenda isn’t being broadcasted on your feed and making you upset and feel the need to defend your stance on the issue, because it’s very unlikely that’ll you’ll change their view on whatever subject it is.
4. Limit your screen time and TV time. Spend more time outside, and doing the things you’ve been postponing.
5. Focus on what matters. You will always have time for what you make time for. So going back to social media you can spend minutes to hours scrolling or getting to the next level on candy crush or losing time to other game apps. Working in customer support I’d have to tell people that we have to speak with the account holder in order to make changes to the account. To which the person calling in for them (a friend) gets offended that they would have tell their friend that they have to take time out of their busy day to manage their own account.
Trust me if it’s a priority to them they will find the time. A phone call takes about 2 minutes, and if it’s a more serious matter then plan ahead.
Think about your free time. What do you do in that free time?? How could you better spend it? If you seriously don’t have an ounce of free time, what can you do to help yourself feel less stressed (because you matter. You need to have some “you time” too).
This is one of my favorite videos on time management. I love when she talks about wanting to interview this incredibly busy woman about how she manages her time. Sut ended up having to reschedule and the reason why is because she wanted to go hiking that day. She explained that she makes time for the things she wants to do. Watch the video she is a phenomenal speaker!
6. Stop the gossip and complaining. I know it can be exciting to get in on the hot talk that’s floating around the office. But what gossip is good gossip?? Positive gossip is a rare occurance so choose where you’re going to spend your energy wisely. Since gossip tends to be more negative try avoiding it pay attention to how you feel when you choose to talk about lighter happier topics.
And complaining breeds misery, and misery loves company, so constantly complaining about different topics is going to drag you down into the dumps without you noticing until you are too far gone. So just avoid it as best you can.
7. Practice yoga. Get in the routine of doing yoga after you wake up in the morning or before you go to bed (or both!). Not only is yoga good for your body but it’s also great for your mind! It is a perfect way to relax and clear all of the thoughts and stresses gone wild in your brain. Which is the exact point of getting rid of life clutter. If you want to live a better life learn how to meditate and master your mind.