Over time, we all accumulate a lot of stuff and with our busy lives, we end up just living with it but this can make your life unnecessarily complicated. Here is why decluttering will help to simplify your life.
Minimalism is a lifestyle that has gained popularity in recent years as people switch to a simpler way of life. However, it's not just about owning less stuff.
Decluttering is part of the process involved in living life for experiences rather than worldly possessions.
It's about figuring out what matters to you and getting rid of anything that no longer fits with this, whether that's possessions, relationships, or negative beliefs.
Relieve stress and anxiety
Only owning items that you use regularly and having a place for everything you own will make you feel calm and on top of things.
Decluttering will make it easier to keep your home clean and tidy which will make it more pleasant to spend time in.
Figuring out what is important to you and what your values are can also provide mental clarity and ease any underlying stress or anxiety.
For example, if you realise that having a job you enjoy and are passionate about is more important to you than being wealthy, this will ease the pressure you put on yourself to do both.
Mental or physical clutter takes up valuable time that could be spent getting things done.
Once you've sorted through both you will find that your productivity has increased as you now have more time in your day.
Help address personal issues
Having a clean and organised living space will give you more time to focus on your mental health and deal with any personal issues you're struggling with.
Taking the time to declutter your mind and what's going on in your head will help you address these issues and find ways to deal with them.
Why not talk to a therapist? Even if you don't think you need to, you will be surprised by how helpful and life-changing a good therapist can be.
Establishing values and learning what's important to you will enable you to look at your relationships from a new perspective.
You'll be able to identify toxic friendships, discover what relationships are important to you and what ones you need to put more effort into.
After all, it's important to surround yourself with people who are positive additions to your life.
Do you have any advice for decluttering?