For most of us, our lives are like a non-stop rollercoaster, full of to-dos that never seem to settle down. For the most part, it’s nice to know that we’re busy rather than bored, but there is definitely a happy medium that comes with finding clarity.
With some focus and fine-tuning, you can declutter your life, leading to less chaos and more contentment. Even if your schedule is packed and you never have time to pause, you can find ways to cut down and carve out more “me time.”
I’ve learned to take charge of my daily routine rather than allowing it to be run by outside forces. This is the key to decluttering, among some other secrets I’m happy to share. I’ve found harmony and happiness with a clearer picture and a positive outlook.
Stick To A Schedule
I’m a planner, which makes decluttering doable. I keep a calendar, make appointments, and wake up and go to bed pretty much the same time every day. This structure allows me to forecast my own obligations, and unless there’s an emergency, I don’t run off course.
One major reason people feel their lives are cluttered is because they attempt to jam in too much when there’s only 24 hours in a day. They may even set aside their own needs to accommodate others, leading to stress and feeling overwhelmed.
Not everything has to happen now. Find a free slot in your schedule in the upcoming days or weeks. Not only will this lighten your load, but you’ll have more time and patience to devote to the matter. You’ll be able to concentrate about something you genuinely care about.
Slim Down On Social Media
It’s enjoyable to scroll through Instagram and check in to see what your friends are up to on Facebook, but too much social media can be a huge waste of time. Some say it’s addictive, but I consider it a modern habit that’s hard to break.
You clutter your life with mostly nonsense as you spend hours glued to the screen, comparing and contrasting life stories with some people who are virtual strangers. Your mind gets filled with self-doubt or perhaps a false sense of security, depending upon what you happen to see that day, comments you can’t help but obsess over, and so on.
Imagine if you spent even a fraction of the time now lost on social media doing something productive. You’d get through your chores, work, and self-care, find more time for friends and family (in real life), and even have time to spare to relax and recharge.
Not to say social media is a bad thing, but moderation makes a big difference.
Let It Go!
Fans of Frozen know the song, and the sentiment rings true. Find ways to forgive, forget, and focus on the future. When we can’t get over the past, we’re stuck in a rut and ruin our chances for calm and clarity.
When we don’t sweat the small stuff, we make way for wonderful things. Nothing will ever be perfect, so give yourself permission to do your best and be yourself.
There’s so much we want to achieve, and it can be done if we allow ourselves to embrace our energy without being sidetracked or slowed down. Your life will be a lot less cramped when you can say goodbye to toxicity and welcome what’s next.
Decluttering your life isn’t anything drastic, it’s all about prioritizing. Take it bit by bit and you’ll soon see remarkable changes. Ironically, your life will be fuller with less clutter.